Articles by Roger Williams

 

Feature in santa fean Magazine

I and my studio are featured in the current issue, the Art Issue, of santa fean Magazine. It was an honor to be chosen for this prestigious publication!

How to create western/historical art using models

I have been often been asked how I create my historical indigenous paintings. It can get very complicated and each situation or painting idea is always different. However, I would like to write this blog to impart at least one example of a painting I recently did and...

Western Art Historical Oil Paintings/Roger Williams

Once again not to be redundant, but I have written a number times about my purpose for blogging. First and foremost, is to help you, the people reading this blog, to understand more about painting and art, whether you are an aspiring artist or an aficionado of the...

Tips on how artists get their ideas

  My intentions for this artist blog are to help other people who are not only interested in doing art, but also those who have an interest in how art is created. As I mentioned in one of my blogs, what child on this planet is not born with a desire to pick up...

Hueys Fine Art – Santa Fe, NM

After 31 year in the same gallery here in Santa Fe NM, I have finally made a new move to a Huey's Fine Art here in the city different. As  professional artist, I feel that a painter has to not only keep my work fresh, but the representation fresh as well. Business...

Art As An Occupation

  What child is not born into this world that doesn't pick up a pencil or crayons as soon as he or she is able. Art is innate in all of us and for some, not unlike you, who are reading this blog, have a hard time shaking it off as life perpetuates itself into the...

Tips for Travel Painting by Plane

"Did you hear about the artist that always took things too far? She did not know where to draw the line!" :^)   I have been asked many times by students and colleagues how to prepare their painting gear for travel abroad or simply by plane. It can be a little...

Funny Art Story

Billy Bob Most all-serious artists that paint outside (plein air) have stories to tell about their experiences with interaction with nature, the elements and life forms that present themselves while painting. This is one of my funny art stories although indirect; it...

Tuscan Workshop 2018

How do you inspire an Artist?......Easely....Ha Ha Ha I wanted to quickly post that we are now starting to organize our fall workshop upcoming in 2018. The workshop will most likely be scheduled in the month of October. Last May 2017, was the first time we sponsored...

Best of Show

"Below and Beyond" 10 x 8 oil I recently entered the annual "Plein Air Painters of New Mexico" for the first time after having joined the organization earlier this year. I am usually not one to enter juried shows for a plethora of reasons. This one was real easy...

Vegetable Vendor-Luxor Egypt

  This is my first studio painting from my most recent trip to Egypt. I had a lot of fun composing this scene in the market at Luxor. I tried to be incognito standing across the street with my telephoto lens photographing figures coming and going buying...

Egypt

Finally returned from a life changing experience in Egypt. This trip was a destination that both my wife Heidi and I have desired since we were kids. Egypt is a beautiful country full of beautiful people. I am working on my first studio painting from the trip and will...

Bucket List-Egypt

  I am so excited to soon take an item out of my travel bucket list. I am on my way to Egypt to paint and photograph to my heart's desire. Since a child, not unlike everyone else, I have dreamed about going to this historic part of the world. From feluccas to...

Observation

I recently returned from a trip to the Yucatán peninsula in the very south of the Mexican republic. It was the first trip that I remember taking in at least 30 years where I did not bring drawing and painting equipment. My wife Heidi and I left about three days after...

One Man exhibition 2015

Evening in the Valley 30" x 40" oil   I just want to thank all of you folks out there that attended my Fall exhibition here in Santa Fe. Although it seemed like the town was under marshal control because of the continuing fiestas, the show was well attending and...

Dream

  This pastel painting entitled "La Entrega", spanish for "The Delivery" was motivated by a dream I had last month. In the dream, I was apparently some sort of clergy and I remember coming out of the living space and receiving someone who was making a delivery of...

Out My Studio Windows

I recently painted another painting looking out my studio windows.  This time I painted in pastel looking directly  north towards the Sangre de Christo mountains. This view I have painted many times and like anything in nature, the subject is never static. The view is...

Diptych Format

For many years I have played with the Diptych as well as the triptych format with my works. It is always a challenge to make the pieces stand on their own with strong design and the elements of esthetics, and finally work together as one. I always frame my work, so it...

Vernon Filley Art Museum

I just got back into Santa Fe after a wonderful experience of the opening of our two person exhibition at the Vernon Filley Art Museum. Sculptor Robin Laws and myself had so much fun with our Saturday afternoon presentation to a full crowd of interested folks. The...