Landscape / Skyscapes
Every place I have ever visited or lived had its own light quality. I find that I know exactly where I am given the light, shadows, crispness or fuzziness of clarity. New Mexico has a distinct quality that makes it so important to my heart. My goal is to somehow convey that quality through my paintings. Linda Marie
Linda Marie has been painting for her lifetime. After raising a family and teaching, she moved to New Mexico. Linda’s passion is painting people. She loves old faces with lots of wrinkles. Her Indigenous Collection shows the character of wrinkles.
Linda is also a co-owner of La Galeria @ The Shaffer.
New Mexico Birds
One of the greatest pleasures one can have is to spend time outdoors just looking. We all have our favorite things to look at; old barns, landscapes, skyscapes, trains, flowers, bugs….. I could go on forever. I love looking at birds. I love to paint them. Paintings do not migrate away to somewhere else – they just stay where you left them. This collection of miniatures are oil paintings on 5.5″ x 8″ pine board.
Watercolors are a challenging medium sometimes. When I first started painting at the age of 12, I learned to paint with oils. At the age of 42, I found myself having to paint in a less messy medium. Being self-taught, you can see the influence of painting in oils on my watercolor paintings. Now some decades later, I am still exploring watercolors.
Rural New Mexico
I am fortunate to live in Central New Mexico, just outside Mountainair. I find myself remarking about the “eye candy” I see all around me. The colors, the light, the people and the history are all part of my imagined “reference book”. I have found my forever home here. Please enjoy my expressions of Rural New Mexico as much as I have painting them.