My last post was about Leo Neufeld, an Albuquerque artist who spends some time here in Truth or Consequences. I like his portraits and his landscapes (here’s his website), but my favorite Leo Neufeld creation is his palette. He has used it for 30 years.
It’s so nice to see plein air painters, and it was especially nice to watch Leo Neufeld painting on the streets in town last week. He did a fine portrait of a fire hydrant outside of Studio de la Luz on Broadway. He often does wonderful portraits of people as you can see on his website.
He listens to music as he paints (especially calming when he’s near traffic noise); his left arm conducting the orchestra it seems to me; his right arm translating the movement to the paintbrush. He steps back for a different perspective and moves in again – a wonderful dance.
His work will be shown at Rio Bravo Gallery next month. I don’t know if the fire hydrant painting will be there. I hope so.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.
The yucca blossom was a little surprised by the snow a few weeks ago. I’m happy to report that it seems to be in good health today. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.
I’m also happy to report that after a computer crash, a new purchase, a new operating system to learn, and having most of my files restored, I’m feeling much better. Sure does let me know how much I rely on the computer and how much I enjoy being on the internet.