Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

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


I wanted to share an inspiring phenomena that happens out here in the West.¬†In meteorology, Virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates¬†before reaching the ground. (from Wikipedia). I find these delicate tendrils so fascinating, they are the opposite of the weather I grew up with in the …

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The dramatic vertical cliffs of Diablo Canyon Recreation Area make the area a hiking and climbing destination near the Rio Grande. The eastern cliff walls are on BLM-managed land and the western cliff walls are managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Diablo Canyon has been featured in movies such as The Missing, 3:10 to Yuma, …

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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. http://www.ghostranch.org I was very pleased with our newer room and bath. It afforded me the best panoramic views and motifs for painting. On our arrival …

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Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to paint with the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico up in Truchas for Cloud Appreciation Day, Saturday August 3rd. I did however finish this painting, Slice of Heaven 30X72 in the studio. I was with them in spirit! This painting is going to Fort Worth, Texas for my exhibition …

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I was so tickled to see all of the photographs from my Opening October 5th!. It was a magical evening filled with friends and family and collectors. Standing room only for the Artist Talk! Thank you Karla Winterowd, Alex and Rosanne for all your hard work and wonderful sales!!!