Archive for Paintings

*New*–October 29, 2010

Posted in Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on October 29, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


Santuario de Chimayo

Santuario de Chimayo 10-29-2010 - B


Inspired by a visit to Santuario de Chimayo earlier this month Bob painted the well known church north of Santa Fe. What’s missing is the constant stream of visitors.

The painting is 8 1/2”x 11”, matted for a 11”x14” frame.


Arroyo Hondo Revisited

Arroyo Hondo Revisited - B


A graceful archway and stone walk lead to Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores in the village of Arroyo Hondo north of Taos. Bob has depicted the adobe church numerous times in a playful “tipsy” style.

The painting is 11”x15 ”, matted for a 16”x20” frame.


*New* – October 26, 2010

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on October 26, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


Two New Mexico Venues

Rancho Jacona - BRancho Jacona Revisited 


Talpa 10-26-10 - B Talpa Chapel II


*New* – October 1, 2010

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on October 3, 2010 by Nancy Yackel

Bob’s Paintings from Kilborn Workshop

Below are two of the watercolors Bob complete this week in the Stephen Kilborn Aspens and Cottonwoods workshop. Pilar is the New Mexico village where Kilborn has his studio. It is located south of Taos along the banks of the Rio Grande River. The aspen near the Taos Ski Valley were in full autumn splendor inspiring Bob’s “Lollipops” and “Autumn in Taos Ski Valley”.


Aspen Lollipops - BAspen Lollipops 


Autumn at Taos Ski Valley - B

Autumn at Taos Ski Valley


*New* – September 16, 2010

Posted in Art, Watercolors with tags , , on September 16, 2010 by Nancy Yackel

Las Trampas Village Church

Las Trampas 9-16-10 - For Blog


Bob’s latest visit to Las Trampas combines two of his favorite subjects, adobe churches and New Mexican villages. In" “Las Trampas Village Church” he’s placed San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas in a playful village setting. The matted 11×15” watercolor will fit in a 16×20” frame.

For more information on the church see “*New* – September 9, 2010”.

See additional village paintings on the “New Mexico Villages“ page

*Event* – Greenwood Village Arts Festival

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on September 10, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


4th Annual Arts Festival

Greenwood Village, Colorado – Sept. 10-12, 2010

Art Tents - for Blog

Paintings, photography and pottery, bird houses to woodcarvings the 4th Annual Greenwood Village Arts Festival showcases the creations of local artists. Cherry Hills Marketplace, 5910 S. University Blvd., hosts the event sponsored by the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. The festival runs Friday, Sept. 10 noon – 6pm, Saturday the 11th 10am-6pm, Sunday the 12th 10am-4pm.

We were especially impressed by the work of three of the artists when we visited the festival Friday afternoon. Watercolors by Bruce White ( capture colorful landscapes. A street scene of Telluride, Colorado was a personal favorite. In addition to dozens of original paintings White sells reasonably priced glyce prints.

The woodcarvings of Lee Thormahelm caught Bob’s eye and interest. Not only are Thormahelm’s carvings detailed and well executed but he completes each piece with excellent painting, finishes and presentation. Several works featuring trout and one of a hummingbird and Colorado blue columbine were particularly noteworthy.

Yelena Sidorova - B

We immediately recognized the unique work of Yelena Sidorova ( Bob took a workshop taught by Yelena a few years ago. Classically trained in Russia she uses silk as her canvas. The resulting creations are rich in color and texture. Subject matter ranges from art deco to cityscapes, flowers to figurative. Bob previously purchased two Prague street scenes and will return to the festival tomorrow for a third.

Miniature Full House

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on August 20, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


Darlene's Full House

Darlene refers to her purchase of five miniatures as a “Full House”. Her selections includes:

  • Southwestern Quilt
  • Arroyo Seco Mini
  • Las Trampas Mini
  • Sangre de Cristo Mini
  • Talpa Chapel Mini

Arroyo Seco – August 2010

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on August 10, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


Summertime in Arroyo Seco

Summertime in Arroyo Seco - For Blog


Santisima Trinidad in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico has been a recurring subject for Bob. Built in the early 1800s, the historic adobe church sits among imagined fields of flowers and lavender in his latest completion.

Situated seven miles northeast of Taos, Seco – as the village is known to locals – is a colorful and quirky destination. The narrow, winding road weaves past restaurants, galleries and shops. In the Doug West Gallery we’re always intrigued by the skies in his paintings and serigraphs. The artistic works of Claire Haye include paintings, sculpture and woodblock prints at Claire Works. But, it’s the creative jewelry designs that become treasured gifts at our house.

One can’t leave Seco with an ice cream treat from Taos Cow. The all natural super premium ice cream is hard to beat. We recommend the pinion caramel if it’s on the daily list.

*New* – Talpa Chapel

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on May 30, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


Talpa Chapel Revisited

Nuestra Senora de San Juan del Rio Chiquito


Small Talpa - Final


Bob recently completed a new interpretation of the small adobe chapel in Talpa, New Mexico. In this painting the chapel reflects the purple shadows on the Picuris Mountains seen across the valley.

Talpa is located southeast of Taos on NM518, the scenic byway known as The High Road to Taos. The historic structure is off the highway a short distance down a narrow dirt road. Adobe homes – and, on most occasions a barking dog -  surround the chapel plaza. Worshipers use the chapel for prayer services and novenas but travel to San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos for services.

Artists, including Andrew Dasburg and Doel Reed have long been drawn to the Talpa region. Following local tradition many residents paint their windows blue to ward off the brujas (witches).

Chimayo Painting Purchase

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on May 29, 2010 by Nancy Yackel

Darlene with Chimayo Painting

Darlene happily poses with her acquisition, El Santuario de Chimayo, and artist Bob Yackel.