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Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Mexico Adventure: Silver City

PHOTO: Historic Building in Silver City, NM

Hello, Dear Readers,

I'm posting midweek, since I was out of town for a long, leisurely weekend with friends on an RV trip to Silver City, New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment was just that, providing ideal travel weather and very mild temperatures for January.

Silver City is a modest sized town of about 12,000 inhabitants located in the southwest section of the state, about 240 miles from Albuquerque. The town and surrounding area is rich in Western history, starring notable characters such as Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, Cochise, and Geronimo, to name a few.

Although the fabulous Gila Wilderness is close by, we spent Friday and Saturday browsing and shopping the various antique shops and art galleries in town, and enjoying the historic buildings along Main Street.

We did take a side trip to the City of Rocks, a truly unusual geologic site of rock outcroppings, boulders, and columns. I'll share some photos from that excursion, maybe next week.

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