by Nina Baldwin

cloud catcher*dream maker*artist

"Art touches the soul...art is communication...it reaches out from the canvas and passes through the eyes of the viewer right into his heart where it can leave an imprint of beauty that can make the spirit sing."
Nina Baldwin ...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

a tidbit more about RIO GRANDE GORGE...

I forgot to include any information concerning the publishing of my painting, "Rio Grande Gorge" yesterday...it actually will be included in what is intended to be the premier textbook on color to be published in 2012...I am so honored to have my painting included in this text!! As soon as I receive a copy of it, I will post the name of the book...I believe it is a university level read...
Again, it is an honor to be included in the book!...at the same time it is pretty humbling too! ...and I am so grateful to the author for seeing something in "Rio Grande Gorge" that she wanted to share with others...more info forthcoming!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

RIO GRANDE GORGE will be Published in 2012


“Rio Grande Gorge” is a painting inspired by a trip my husband and I
took one summer to the magnificent northern New Mexico area.

In this painting I tried to capture the essence of nature's own
architecture in the repetition of the beautiful strata of sedimentary
rocks. The river surges far below cutting through the ancient earth.
Petroglyphs dot the ruins. A beautiful New Mexico morning sky
stains the earth in the shades of terra cotta, raspberry and gold.

As an artist I wanted to create a painting which would show nature's
magnificence. The “Land of Enchantment” (New Mexico) has a
spirit all it's own...I wished to portray the emotion I felt as I
gazed over the rim into the deep canyon below...and then up to the
horizon, filled with sunshine, seemingly going on forever, hopefully
providing the sensation that the viewer could almost touch the sky.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS
EVERYONE!!!
from Nina Baldwin