Larger Paintings

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Santuario in Snow

Santuario in Snow, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic, SOLD

A memory from the magical year I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, before it got "discovered."  I think I must have been using an Instamatic camera back then!  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Summer Street, Santa Fe

Summer Street, Santa Fe, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic, $85
Another venture into abstract landscape.  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beach Dogs at Progreso

Beach Dogs at Progreso, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on board, $85

A memory of the happy dogs who lounged and frolicked on the beaches of Progreso, Yucatan.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Progreso Dog No. 2

Progreso Dog No. 2, 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas, $180
This sturdy-looking fellow looked so happy, wandering his domain between the beach and the streets of Progreso.  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Santa Fe Doorway

Santa Fe Doorway, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on masonite, $85
Memory of a long-ago summer stroll.  I lived in Santa Fe the year I turned 21, and never got over its magic spell.  I return every chance I get, which alas is not very often now that I'm living in faraway Old Mexico, as New Mexicans call it. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Virgie Writing

Virgie Writing, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on masonite SOLD

Inspired by a snapshot of a friend taken on a long-ago summer day in Santa Fe.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Revolution No. 10, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas, $1800
The tenth in the Revolution series, featuring a dog.  I have a great fondness for Mexican street dogs, who have a series of their own.  They are valiant creatures, infinite in their variety, and I'm happy to report that their fortunes have improved immensely since I started visiting Mexico in the 1970s.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Boy on the Beach

Boy Playing on the Beach, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on masonite, $85

The beach was at Progreso, Yucatan. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Revolution No. 7 (Mariachi Soldiers), 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas, $1200

I enjoy painting series of subjects I find particularly compelling.  This picture is No. 7 in the series dearest to my heart and still ongoing, it currently comprises 17 paintings going back to the early 2000s.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Igor Feroz

Igor Feroz, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on masonite, $85  SOLD
Igor when he was tiny, looking very fierce.  I've never actually seen Igor looking fierce -- he's sweetness personified -- but the camera caught this expression and I couldn't resist making a painting of it.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cow with Calf

Cow with Calf, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic, $85

I saw these cows on a late afternoon walk in my neighborhood.  They were returning to a small corral up the street after a day of grazing on the mountainside which overlooks Lake Chapala.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bus Stop, Africa

Bus Stop in Africa, 36 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas, $1800

This is an older work inspired by a widely-traveled photographer friend's holiday photo.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Road to La Jara

The Road to La Jara, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on masonite, $85
The beginning of the scenic back road to Abiquiu and Santa Fe from NM 44 just north of Cuba.  Yes, there's a town called Cuba in New Mexico!  A wide spot in the road with some great New Mexican food in a few tiny restaurants which have been there forever (i.e. since I was young).  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Flor de Jamaica

Flor de Jamaica, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic, $85


AKA hibiscus flower.  Two large bushes outside my front door provided the live model.  The dried flower petals are used to make a delicious beverage known as agua or refresco de jamaica.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spirit Man

Spirit Man, 14 x 11 inches, oil on masonite, $160


Spirit Man, an early attempt at an abstracted portrait, created from imagination.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Buffalo Dancer

Buffalo Dancer, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas, $3000

Buffalo Dancer.  I've always loved painting pieces this size, but no longer do for practical reasons.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sonora Afternoon

Sonora Afternoon, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on canvas, $85


View from a hill where we used to walk when we lived in a remote village on the Rio Sonora in a 2700-ft. elevation region of the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Apache Prisoner #1

Apache Prisoner #1, 14 x 11 inches, oil on masonite, portrait, $160


This was the first in a series of six portraits. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sonora Morning

Sonora Morning, 8 x 8 inches, acrylic on canvas board, $85


This was my earliest attempt at a small, abstracted landscape.  After finishing it, I remember regarding it in some bewilderment, then consigning it to a box for several years.  Even though it looks like nothing I've ever done before, or since, it now evokes for me perfectly the pristine, almost heartbreaking beauty of a Sonoran morning.    

Friday, January 27, 2017

Arapahoe Chief

Arapahoe Chief, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas, $3000

Continuing in a southwestern mood, this imposing fellow takes me back to the times I lived in New Mexico and Arizona.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Albert

Albert, 14 x 11 inches, oil on masonite, $160

Many years of living in New Mexico and Arizona left me with a fondness for southwestern subject matter. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Seated Bear

Seated Bear, 48x48 inches, acrylic on canvas, $2300


A very large bear having a Colorful Day.  We started referring to this one as Winnie-the-Pooh, to distinguish him from the other two in the series. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

El Paso Snow

El Paso Snow, 8x8 inches, acrylic on canvas, $85


It doesn't snow very often in El Paso.  This was inspired by a friend's photo.  

Friday, January 6, 2017

Standing Bear

Standing Bear, 36x48 inches, acrylic on canvas, $1800


A big bear looking for a good home.  Guaranteed not to eat you up!  Or steal your food, as happened to me a couple of times hiking the California Sierras.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cat with Water Bowl

Cat with Water Bowl, 8x8 inches, acrylic on canvas, $85


I wonder what he sees in there.  I hope everyone's new year is filled with good surprises!