Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: September 2019

Abstract Art In The Details

Abstract art in the details, when one gets close enough. The patina in the paint and bodywork of an old GMC truck parked in a field in Taos, NM. In this case the elements are the artist. Thanks for looking. G

Abstract art in the details

Cone Flower, (Retired), Taos, NM

Cone Flower, (retired), Taos, NM. Probably a Black-eyed Susan. From the vast dramatic landscape in yesterday’s image to the intimate details of nature in a decaying flower. Our world always amazes me and I stand staring in awe. Thanks for looking. G

Cone Flower, (retired), Taos, NM.


Storm Cell, Rio Grande Gorge Plateau

Storm cell over the Rio Grande Gorge across the volcanic plateau. They move fast and drop a vast amount of water in a very short time. The cell expanded toward me, fully engulfing the little valley and me. I managed to keep the camera covered and dove back into the car out of the rain and lightning. Thanks for looking. G

Storm Cell, across the Rio Grande Gorge

Worlds Meet, Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Worlds meet along the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito, Colorado. That’s San Antonio Mountain (largest free standing mountain in lower 48) and the area’s cell phone tower. Old and new (coexist at best) in the southern San Luis Valley. Hey Andy Wilson. remember this? Thanks for looking. G

Worlds meet on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Flash back to 2008 when there were four tipis south of Taos. Over the years they dwindled down to one tipi. It was always fun to check out the location with a gorgeous backdrop of a New Mexico sky. Currently a tipi has recently appeared in the last few weeks making two, so I’ll keep an eye out for future image opportunities. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Barley Fields, Ute Mountain, Colorado

Barley fields, Ute Mountain, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Interestingly enough, “Sting” was playing in Taos on Labor Day. Too many people (8000) in a small park in town for me to want to attend. But I do like his song “Fields of Gold” and I much prefer the solitude in these fields of golden barley. I grew up surrounded by barley and wheat fields in Yorkshire, England, so this scene took me back a ways. Thanks for looking. G

Barley Fields, Ute Mountain, Colorado

Chile Ristras Ladders, El Prado, NM

Chile ristras and ladders, El Prado. Coming soon to everywhere in New Mexico. I hope you get out here to see them hanging from vigas and portals, accented against adobe walls. Quintessential New Mexico, for all the senses. Thanks for looking. G

Chile Ristras and ladders, El Prado

Where I grew up chile was the country and chili is what one eats. I’ve since learned my lesson. But not until I did.

Jemez Caldera Sunset

Jemez Caldera sunset from across the plateau in Taos, New Mexico. The bold skies and landscapes of this area never cease to amaze me. Right now there is a gorgeous crescent moon suspended over the horizon. Thanks for looking. G

Jemez Caldera Sunset

Ah Shi Sle Pah, Petrified Wood Stump

Ah Shi Sle Pah Wilderness Study Area. Petrified wood stump in the Ah Shi Sle Pah, NM. This area is like a mini Bisti Badlands and the hike isn’t as far to the amazing geological features. Over the past 30 years I have made many trips to the Ah-shi-sle-pah area. In certain years I have spent whole weeks in there. We found a dinosaur skeleton once. Of course, we left it where we found it! If you’d like to arrange a trip here, let me know. Thanks for looking. G

Ah Shi Sle Pah, Petrified Wood Stump