For Your Windows


on September 16, 2010

No doubt about it, New Mexico has amazing sunsets. Maybe no one person captured that better than the late Wilson Hurley(1924-2008).

In case you are not familiar with Hurley, this is a painting, not a photograph. My Window Man in Albuquerque has done the windows in the Hurley’s home since the late 1980’s. I guess it is pretty obvious how important clean windows are to them. When we still owned the company, my husband always wanted to be the washer sent there. He was able to witness many of the projects Wilson worked on, including one of the biggest which can be seen still at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The exhibitions there change a lot, but not the huge display in the big conference room with very high ceilings that only exhibits Wilson Hurley art. And, it is amazing! My husband witnessed Hurley painting them over a 5 year period, and then both of us stood in awe looking up at them at the museum last year. They are enormous and you have to see them in person to truly appreciate them. The whole museum is a treat for sure.

Hurley painted from a studio that had almost perfect lighting with several large, north-facing windows. He wanted that light the best it could be so clean windows were necessary. His wife,also a painter, still keeps the windows clean to make the most out of the light and the view.

What’s outside your windows? Bring in more light and enjoy more view by keeping them clean. If there is too much light or heat, you can still enjoy the view with some solar shades. Check them out at our online store while the special is still on.

2 Responses to “SUNSET”

  1. Craig Adams says:

    Terrific work. I have been admiring Jon McNaughton’s work as well. See him on You tube. Your blog is great, good job.

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