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KEEP IN MIND I AM LIVING IN A STATE WHOSE UNOFFICIAL MOTTO IS "CARPE MAÑANA"
AND I AM HAPPILY EMBRACING THE CONCEPT! THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AS UPDATED AS I HOPE!

AMAYA RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL SANTA FE PRESENTED "DINING WITH THE ARTIST" NIGHT ON JUNE 17TH WITH M.E. PHOTOS HERE!
THANK YOU, HOTEL SANTA FE AND SOPHIE!

Click here for the painful story of the CALENDAR CONTEST

THE ROYAL PORTRAITS WERE ON DISPLAY AT HARRY'S ROADHOUSE IN SANTA FE! READ MORE HERE!

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Started working in cold wax encaustics this summer. It was very exciting to be working in something new!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF THE NEW SERIES

 

 

FEBRUARY 27
SHOW AT HARRY'S ROADHOUSE OPENS TODAY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH!
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE SET UP...

Last night was set up for Harry's Roadhouse show. Unfortunately, Harry's is the most popular spot in town, and even in 17 degree weather with a storm front moving in, the place was packed last night. Set up didn't begin until everyone left the main room, so hanging didn't start until pretty late. Past our normal bedtime, actually!
Thanks to our greatest gift of living in Santa Fe, we had the help of our neighbors, David and Sharon Newcomb. Best friends ever stuck around until everyone finished their 15th rounds of drinks (I exaggerate!) and coffee and un-pass-upable desserts and went home. Like us, they are NOT late night party people, so I still can't believe their loyalty to stick it out until the job was done. Couldn't have done it without them is NOT an exaggeration!
Bob warms the ladder as David holds the light as we tied up the paintings
Eagle eye for perfect balance, retired architect, David checks to see if they're level.
Bob adjusts accordingly while Sharon photo documents between assists.
Pretty nice, straight row of critters!
The Royal portraits, on display for the first time in public!

...and of course...The Royal Comments!

READ THE STORY OF THE SHOW SET UP IN "RRRUFF TIMES" BY CLICKING HERE!

 

 

FEBRUARY 2015

One of the latest paintings and its affect on my dogs....

 

Decided to do a new mosaic project in the studio bathroom. Here it is finished.

 

AUGUST 1, 2014
ROYAL PORTRAITS WERE UNVEILED! READ ABOUT IT IN THE ARCHIVES!

 

JULY 7, 2014

Lucky artist, M.E. Bilisnansky McMorrow has just received the dream commission  of a lifetime!
She has been chosen to paint the portraits of Queen Shelby and Princess Mesa. "It is being done in the manner of an icon,"
the artist explains, "because these two are truly angelic!" Nuff said! Everyone agrees on this one!
Stay tuned for the icon progress. Here are the first steps!



 


ARTIST, M.E. BILISNANSKY, POSES WITH THE ROYALS AS THEY
SMILE SWEETLY AT ONE ANOTHER IN FRONT OF THEIR PORTRIATS IN PROGRESS




PORTRAITS OF PRINCESS MESA AND QUEEN SHELBY IN PROGRESS

 

 


AUGUST, 2013

SOME NEW HORSES AND JEWELRY FROM THE SUMMER OF FUN (WAY TOO MUCH!)


FALLEN HERO
LOOKING BACK
PEACEFUL

FOR A BETTER IMAGE, CHECK MY HORSE PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

LOTS OF NEW JEWELRY, ESPECIALLY EARRINGS. CLICK HERE AND SEE THE NEW DESIGNS


April 30th

Just finished the first HUGE horse. This one is 42 X 44. I remembered how much I love doing the big paintings!
Good news this week! My horse paintings are now being represented by Móntez Gallery in Truchas, NM!

 

March 17, 2012

Another two almost finished!

 

 

The studio March 17th

 
 
March 16, 2012
First finished horse painting!

 

More in Progress:





 

Shelby as Icon


Studio Today
March 16th, 2012

 

 

 

March 5th

Trying some horses for a change of pace. Just getting started on some horses I met this weekend in Chimayó.

March 6th

As I said, I am very impatient. While waiting for yesterday's painting to dry I started a few more....

 

MARCH 3, 2012
LEFT: Madonna at day's end in the studio

Saturday morning I decided it was time for my very old Mexican Madonna bulto to have a new outfit.
The perfect fabric showed up in an untouched bag which had been purchased in London decades ago!
I got right to work making and outfit and matching leather and fabric shoes.

ABOVE: Our Lady of Santa Fe returns to Her nicho in the living room by sunset.

 

 

PROJECT OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY 2012


For whatever reason, and I know not what that might be, I decided last week to do a papier maché portrait of my faithful beast and studio companion, Shelby the Wonder Dog. Not being the most patient person I know, I needed to do something while I was waiting for the first one to dry, so I started another.

I found out that one of the many the joyous things about the Santa Fe sun is that no matter what the temperature (which right now is in the 40's) it is STRONG! They dried in no time flat once I decided to put them out on the patio to bask in the rays.

Once the gesso dried on the first one, it was finally time for the fun part---the painting. The real Shelby sat by patiently and watched this whole process until it was time for their meeting.

You can see for yourself how that went....

Kind of reminded me of the Lucy and the Mirror episode....
Shelby and The Pack In the art world, everyone's a critic!

THE FINISHED PROJECT...
"THE 3 AMIGOS"

   

 

 

 




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