Kilborn Gallery Show – July, 2013

Posted in Art on July 23, 2013 by Nancy Yackel

Kilborn Workshop Finale

Kilborn Gallery Exterior

Opening TonightThe final event of each Stephen Kilborn painting workshop is a Friday evening show opening at the Kilborn Gallery in Taos.  One painting from each participant is matted, framed and hung.

Kilborn Show 2Some of the paintings from the July 2013 workshop.

Bob and Laverne

 Lavern Kilborn earns star status each workshop after serving gourmet luncheons each day.  Bob eagerly describes to me, in detail, the menu and preparation of the day’s dishes. Lavern happily shares recipes so that participants can enjoy a taste of Taos throughout the year.

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Stephen Kilborn and daughter Alice stand before some of his colorful, abstract landscape paintings.

Bob had a positive week. His painting, Old Phillips Studio, sold at the show. Plus he goes home with inspiration that will keep him painting for several months.

Bob with Painting

Kilborn Workshop – July 2013

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 18, 2013 by Nancy Yackel

Workshop Paintings

The Kilborn workshops focus on Abstracting the Landscape. On the fourth day Bob  loosens his normal style.

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Afterwards Bob used the same sketches from Taos’ Ledoux Street to capture the scene in his usual style. This one is unfinished, after he adds the final details we’ll post the completed work.

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July 17, 2013

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors on July 17, 2013 by Nancy Yackel

Stephen Kilborn Workshop – Taos, NM

For the sixth year in a row Bob is attending a painting workshop offered by Taos artist Stephen Kilborn. In the first three days Bob has completed two painting, much quicker than he paints at home; but, he’s very focused and putting in pretty intense hours. Each workshop participants enter’s  one work compleed during the week for a special show at the Kilborn Gallery on friday, July 19, 2013, 6-8 pm.

Kilborn Courtyard 2013Old Phillips Studio


Shop on Ledoux Street

Shop on Ledoux Street


New Paintings – June 2013

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on June 30, 2013 by Nancy Yackel

Two Abstracts and a New Adobe Church

Bob recently broke away from his familiar and signature style to do a couple of abstracts.

Red Abstract

Red Abstract 

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After considerable coaxing from his wife Bob painted the distinctive 200-year-old adobe church at the Pueblo of Picuris, southeast of Taos. The day we visited numerous members of the Pueblo were working on maintaining the church and grounds. We were fortunate to see the detailed, recently- restored interior.

Picurus ChurchSan Lorenzo de Picuris Church

Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico


New Painting – April 26, 2013

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on April 27, 2013 by Nancy Yackel


Gates, Doors and Windows of New Mexico

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What’s behind the adobe walls of New Mexico? That’s the perpetual question as we stroll the streets of Santa Fe and Taos photographing unique gateways, doors and windows. Bob shares a number of his favorites in his latest “Quilt” painting. Don’t you want to peek in the windows or open the door and enter?

The watercolor and ink work is double matted for a 16″ x 20″ frame.

New Paintings – April 10, 2013

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on April 13, 2013 by Nancy Yackel

Latest Works

Although the website has not been updated recently, Bob has completed a number of paintings over the past months. Inspiration comes from church bells, Arizona desert, villages of New Mexico and wine bottles. All paintings are available for sale and will be included in the Park HIll Art Club Spring Show and Sale the first weekend of May.

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New Mexico Village 2013


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Behind Taos Adobe Walls


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Chimayo Padre


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Walkway to Desert Paradise


Aspen of Many Colors


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New Mexico Church Bell


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Drink Anyone?


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Nectar of the Gods


New Painting – October 20, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on October 20, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Historic Fruita Schoolhouse

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah


Bob ventured to Utah for his latest painting.  Colorful cliffs tower over the log schoolhouse in the Fruita Historic District within Capitol Reef National Park. Mormons settled in the area around 1880, planting orchards along the Fremont River. Families built the rough-hewn, one room school in 1896. Eighteen–year-old Nettie Behunin taught the first 22 students. Classes continued until 1941.  The National Park Service received certification on the National Register of Historic Places for the  structure and restored it to the 1930s period.