Thursday, February 22, 2007

"Choices Made" - Esteban Series

I have been busy lately preparing for a trip I hope to be taking next week. So since I have nothing new to post I thought I'd share a couple of paintings from a series I did some years ago. My "Esteban" series was one of my favorites, as a matter of a fact, I intend to do some more before long. They are so different from my other work but so much fun.

This particular painting from the series is my very favorite. Its a commentary on a relationship that took an unexpected turn. Simple but still it tells the whole story.
These two painting seem to defy time as they have recently taken on a totally new meaning. Especially "A View From the Top" shown below.

A View From The Top

Again, from my Esteban series. This particular painting was my son, Andrew's, favorite of anything I had ever done. Here you go son -

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Old Home Place

9x12 inch oil on canvas

One day we were riding down back roads when I spotted this long abandoned property. I loved the red roofs peeking out of the over growth.

Currently being offered for auction on eBay.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Marigolds and Blue Kettle

12x16 Oil on Canvas -

This blue enamel kettle was an unexpected gift that rocked my world. Its funny when you get something you would have never thought of purchasing yourself and you end up loving it. I actually wore this kettle out. Lots and lots of tea…
Currently auctioned on eBay.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


"Creamer" 4x5 inch oil painting on canvas

I collect serving pieces with either cherries (my favorite) or strawberries along with the occasional raspberry decoration.

This little creamer is one of my favorites. I know, I know, I seem to have a lot of favorites.

This piece is currently being auctioned on eBay -

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yellow Bowl

8x10 Oil on Canvas

This sweet little still life was literally a part of my kitchen preparation for dinner. The yellow stoneware bowl is one of my favorite dishes. Placed against the red of the plump tomatoes it called out to be painted.

This painting is currently being auctioned on eBay.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Warm Adobe ~ Cool Shade


This painting was done in the 90's and was juried into the New Mexico State Fair Fine Art exhibit. I kept it in my personal collection but several years ago it sold (thanks eBay) to a couple in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I think that's funny! This portal in located on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Its sort of cosmic you know, like it was meant to find its way back home.

Found another "Pink" one

Almost forgot about this one. Look close - the walls are textured.

COme Around Through the Back

This was one of my all time favorites and I was lucky enough to have it purchased by someone I thought a lot of. Its always nice to see you work go off to a new home but its especially rewarding when its someone you admire who wants your work.

My "Pink" period

Acoma Ladders - SOLD
Acoma II - SOLD

Acoma I - SOLD

In the 1980's I went through a "pink period" which sold quite well for me. Now that I look at the pictures I remember how much I liked these. Hum....I think I might revisit these now with a slightly more mature skill. It might be interesting to see what happens.


Bright bold hollyhocks leaning against a plastered adobe wall are a common site around New Mexico in summer.


This was a study done in Scottsdale while I was attending the Scottsdale School of Art.

What makes this funny in a very sad and expensive way is that I had gone there to attend a workshop given by an artist I had just discovered by the name of Ray Vinella.

Little did I know until I got there that Mr. Vinella lived in Taos and regularly taught workshops in Santa Fe, just 60 miles from where I lived at the time.

Never mind, I loved Scottsdale and loved the class.

Winter Trees

This little painting was my first attempt at plein air painting.

This piece was done...hum..I'll bet this was done at least 15 years ago. I was driving along the Turquoise Trail when I pulled over and set up. My son was with me and he played in the arroyo and chased rabbits while I painted.

I have always been sentimental about this piece and have never had the heart to part with it.

My new adventure...

Hello! Today I launch my new adventure into the blogging universe. I'm looking forward to sharing my work and reading your comments, and I hope you have many.

In order to establish my sea legs, or cyber legs as the case may be, I'm beginning by posting some oldies but goodies. These are painting I did years ago but have remained favorites for different reasons.

Some I still have but some have sold long ago. Have a look, notice the progression as time passes.....and wish me "Bon Voyage"...