Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~

Our lodging was #10 Tumbleweed. It was perfect! Located up on the mesa above the main section of the property. Ghost Ranch offers a variety of accommodations for every budget.


I was very pleased with our newer room and bath. It afforded me the best panoramic views and motifs for painting. On our arrival we were greeted with showers moving thru. It was a challenge to try and capture the swiftly changing mood.Setting up I realized that someone else had my tripod so I improvised with a chair from the room nearby. On our second day we visited Georgia O Keeffe’s Abiquiu home. I decided to write about that tour in a separate post. We also had a lovely lunch at the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm. The food was fresh and delicious. It was a pleasure to sit outside and enjoy the lavender fields while we dined on quiche.


The third day I set up to paint just outside our bedroom door looking east toward Kitchen Mesa. I really enjoyed my high up perch and view of the rock formations. I was treated to full sun and vibrant colors.

Ghost Ranch reminded me of going to summer camp when I was a little girl. It felt safe to walk everywhere on the grounds and discover all of the painting options. We were fortunate to be there after a lot of summer rain and the landscape was unusually green.

I am looking forward to visiting again and observing the landscape with bare trees and snow on the ground. It is easy to see why this area was so dear to Georgia’s heart.

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