Tag Archives: New Mexico

Elementary Plein Air Instruction

When I was young, kids my age from a nearby Pueblo showed up at my school.  I noticed that they didn’t come every day, so I spent a lot of time looking out the window hoping they would show up … Continue reading

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This Christmas Season

This Christmas season is a rich one for me. My grandmother’s story of “Shoes for the Santo Niño” premiered in New Mexico as an opera for children. A historic legend of the Santo Niño from Atocha, Spain told of men … Continue reading

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My new oil painting, “Retablo,” has been posted on my website www.aspenshimmers.com. As I painted it I thought of the sanctuaries of New Mexico that I have visited. El Santuario de Chimayo is one that I’ll never forget. There one … Continue reading

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