Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hello -- Thought I'd get this last one in before the month ends. I had abandoned this one some time ago to attend other works but now it's done.
This is acrylic on a single sheet of canvas (for ease of shipping). I've been asked how one goes about framing a canvas sheet as opposed to canvas on stretcher bars, so I've included two images to illustrate how it would look once matted and framed. This can be done two ways: it can be stretched onto thin stretcher bars and then mounted into a traditional frame, or it can be treated as one would frame a print by adhering it to either a wood or cardboard backing to make it sturdy, then simply placing a mat and frame over that. (Don't recommend using a glass cover as this diminishes the impact regardless if it's non-reflective.) Any professional framer should be able to tackle it without mishap, and if you're a do-it-yourselfer, it's not too hard; I framed this one myself.
Anyone interested in purchasing contact me here. It measures approx. 22 x 16 inches. $120 U.S. + shipping.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


This one took a while as "life" got in the way of my painting sessions, and then the fine line between working on the details and knowing when to stop began to blur. What happens to me is that sometimes when I'm painting one thing, my mind begins to wander toward another idea and I have to force myself to shake off those meandering thoughts and concentrate on the matter at hand. There have been times (although not recently) that I've had as many as three or four paintings going at once, especially when working in oils due to drying time, and it takes a mental slap in the face to get your concentration level to where it needs to be, namely on the current painting. Anyway, here's my latest: "Follow the Leader" -- it's acyrlic on canvas sheet (no stretcher bars) measuring approx. 11.5 x 15.5 inches.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hello everyone -- The color!, the movement!, the visual bedazzlement of Mexican fiesta dancers! This region is teeming with authentic dance troupes representing the different states of Mexico in their tipica clothing as they tap out rythms, swing and sway in tandem, thoroughly enjoying their art as they entertain the thousands of visitors who flock to our area every day. Who can resist painting them? Not me!

This is an 8 x 10 inch acyrlic on wrap-around canvas.