A Fall Day on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The first Saturday of FALL saw twelve of us hearty souls scattered about Canyon Road capturing the architecture of the galleries.  One gallery owner came out to see what we were doing and offered us some delicious fresh pastries.

Just a reminder – when you come to sketch, make sure you bring something to sit on!

Here’s what we did:

Cottonwoods and Galisteo

A few of us will be gathering in Galisteo on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH at 10:00 AM.  The cottonwoods should be in their prime.  There are many old buildings to sketch. Lamy is only 5 miles away and we can go there afterwards.  There is also a beautiful Greek Church, St Elias in El Dorado that is a challenge to draw.

Let’s meet at the Church(there is only one) at the intersection of Rts. 41 and 42 in Galisteo.  We can decided how we want the day to play out then.

Please let me know if you are coming.   Bpwolff@aol.com



Just a reminder that the Bi-Annual Artisan Art Expo is being held FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 2, 2016 at the BUFFALO THUNDER RESORT just north of Santa Fe.

One of the best parts of EXPO is visiting the vendors and seeing what’s new .  Many supplies are discounted for the EXPO so there are great deals to be had.  There are many workshops offered.  Check out the website Expoartisan.com for details.

A Day at Santuario de Chimayo

Yesterday was the perfect early Fall day to be sketching in Chimayo.  The weather was perfect – not too hot or too cold.  There were visitors to Santuario but just the right amount.  We enjoyed our lunches sitting in the dry creek bed alongside a cow pasture that had some cows grazing.

Some of us sketched until 3 and then headed home with a short stop to see the fabulous art show at the Capitol Rotunda called the Alchemy of Decay.  This show highlights the work of 5 artists:  Patricia Pearce, Ann Laser, Bill Skrips, Amy Parrish and Marilyn CHambers.

New Sketch-Out Chimayo, NM

Some of our group decided to head up to Chimayo on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.  Everyone is welcome to join us. If you would like to carpool, please meet at the Albertson’s Store, W. Zia in Santa Fe  @ 9 AM.   (Turn right at the second light after exiting I-25, St. Francis Drive.).  We will be leaving from Albertson’s NO LATER THAN 9:05.

Bring a picnic lunch, your sketch kit and something to sit on.   We will be sketching at Santuario.  Plan to spend the day.  Please let me, Barbara, know if you plan to come.  Bpwolff@aol.com

Hope to see you next Wednesday.

The Farmer’s Market

Many of us went round and round to find this Albuquerque gem as the turn off to 1stt Avenue was blocked.  The frustration was well worth it as the venue provided so much inspiration:  unusual old glass windows, architecture, colorful people, enticing produce , music, yummy food and other products.  Most of us didn’t know this place existed so thank you Ken Romig for pointing this out.

Here’s what was attracted to our sketched: