Kilborn Workshop – July 20, 2012

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

Workshop Day 5

Stephen Kilborn Studio

Sooner than it seems possible the last day of the Kilborn workshop arrives. The focus is on painting today. Everyone arrives at the studio to either create new paintings or finish up ones started earlier in the week.

Bob works on the painting from yesterday’s trip to Talpa. He proclaims there’s still work to be done but we get a good idea of what it will look like. After a short critique session the workshop breaks up a little early so everyone can spruce up for the show at the Kilborn Gallery in Taos this evening.


Kilborn Gallery Show – July 20, 2012

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors on July 19, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Kilborn Workshop Group Show

Taos, New Mexico

Stephen Kilborn Gallery hosts a group show and reception, Friday, July 20,  from 6-8pm. One framed work from each of the week’s workshop students will be featured in the show at 136A Paseo del Pueblo Norte. The workshop’s theme was Northern New Mexico Villages. The students visited Pilar, La Loma Plaza in Taos, Arroyo Seco and Talpa.



Bob’s chose his painting of the Arroyo Seco Church, La Santisima Trinidad to enter in the Friday evening show.

Kilborn Workshop – July 19, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 19, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Workshop Day 4

Stephen Kilborn Studio

The on-location sketching site this morning was the tiny chapel in Talpa and the surrounding homes and gardens.

Bob wandered off to a nearby property that’s been uninhabited for some years. He found many hand crafted doors, gates, metal works and terraced stonework.

Bob selected one of his photos for his next painting. Most of the afternoon was spent drawing the composition and he only got a start on laying in the base colors. There’s no photo of the painting yet, check back for Workshop Day 5. New subject matter, one of the benefits of the workshop week.

Kilborn Workshop – July 18, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 18, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Workshop Day 3

Stephen Kilborn Studio


The village of Arroyo Seco was the destination of choice for the workshop class this morning. Even though Seco offers many interesting buildings and settings most everyone focused on La Santisima Trinidad Church.

Bathed in morning light, Bob chose a side view for his painting, highlighting the buttresses on the sacristy, the stone slabs along the foundation and the varying roof lines.


Bob has some fence stringing to do on today’s effort, cloud work and other details before he considers it complete.


Bob’s painted La Santisima Trinidad about a dozen times, styles from fairly realistic to very angular and abstracted.  View the Arroyo Seco page on this website to see the variety.

Kilborn Workshop – July 17, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 17, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

 Workshop Day 2

Stephen Kilborn Studio

Workshop participants gather at the Kilborn home in Taos Tuesday morning. Historic La Loma Plaza, the location for the day’s sketching, is a short walk down the street. Established as a fortress by 63 Spanish families in 1796, some of the La Loma adobe structures date from that time.



Returning to the Kilborn studio in Pilar many interpretations of La Loma Plaza ppeared for the critique session. There was much enthusiasm because Bob nearly finish his painting.


Kilborn Workshop – July 16, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 16, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Workshop Day 1

Stephen Kilborn Studio

Workshop day 1 begin with a morning of sketching/photographing around Pilar, New Mexico. A visit to the Pilar cemetery with overviews of the Rio Grande and the Pilar chapel give artists numerous ideas for the afternoon’s painting.

Bob’s participating in a week-long workshop given by artist/potter Stephen Kilborn who has a studio in the village of Pilar and a gallery in Taos, New Mexico.

Everyone, including Kilborn, spends the afternoon with brushes in hand. Painting wraps up around 4:00pm in time for a group critique session – accompanied by margaritas. Bob rarely completes a work in one session. He got a good start although he sees much more detail he would like to complete.

New Painting – July 1, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on July 1, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Doel Reed Studio III 


Bob revisited the adobe studio of Doel Reed (1894 – 1985) for his latest watercolor. Reed was a master printmaker and an important member of the Taos art community after his retirement as head of the Oklahoma State University art department in 1959. While taking a Stephen Kilborn workshop a few summers ago Bob had the privilege of visiting the Reed property. This is the third rendition he’s painted from his photographs and sketches.

The watercolor and ink Doel Reed Studio III is matted for a 16″ x 20″ frame.

Discovering a New Artist

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on June 8, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

Serena Supplee

During our recent road trip through Utah we noted the art work of Moab resident Serena Supplee. Bob admires her renditions of rocks, canyons, and water. Supplee’s watercolors and oils capture the drama and beauty of the unusual geography of the Colorado Plateau.
We first saw her work at the Powell River Museum in Green River where the gift shop featured glicee prints and cards. Once aware of her style and vivid palette we found Supplee’s art at numerous locations including the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Twin Rocks Trading Post, Bluff, Utah and the Flying V Restaurant in Kanab, Utah. Several prints, cards and a book of earlier works came home with us.

The Powell Museum in Page, Arizona current is showcasing Supplee’s paintings in a Catchin’ Current exhibit, on display until February 2013.
Check out Supplee’s website for a comprehensive view of past and current works.

New Painting – May 15, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors on May 17, 2012 by Nancy Yackel


Old Adobe Church

Bob's Painting 5-15-12 Sangre de Cristo – Cuarteles


This small adobe chapel stands on the south side of the road between Espanola and Chimayo, New Mexico. If you’re zipping along you’ll miss this piece of history.


Coming Soon – Art Show & Sale

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on April 26, 2012 by Nancy Yackel


Park Hill Art Club 2012 Spring Show & Sale

May 4 – 6, 2012

The Park Hill Art Club Spring Show & Sale opens Friday, May 4, 2012 with an evening reception, 4:30-8:00pm. Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver, Colorado hosts the event. The Show continues Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday May 6th from 9:30am-4:00pm.

More than 100 artists participate with nearly 200 framed and hundreds of unframed original works of art in a wide variety of media and styles. Prices range from less than $20 to $1,000+. Loyal patrons arrive early on Friday for the widest selection both for their own homes and collections as well as creative gifts.

Bob’s two framed works will be Taos Courtyard 2012 and Winter in Gothic. Both 11×15” watercolors are double matted in 16×20” frames.

Kilborn Courtyard 2012 Winter in Gothic






Among Bob’s matted, unframed paintings are ten new watercolors he’s completed since the first of the year including favorite subjects such as Santuartio de Chimayo, a New Mexico Mini-Quilt, Rio Pueblo Vista, Pilar Chapel, Arroyo Seco in Bloom and Sea Sentinel. Mark the date on your calendar to see these and works from other Park Hill artists.

Santuario de Chimayo 2012

Mini-Quilt 2012







Rio Pueblo Visa


Pilar Chapel







 Sea Sentinel

Arroyo Seco in Bloom