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New painting, new year, new site update!

North America 2008-2012

_____________________________________________________________________ How is this new decade for you so far?  It’s been a productive day for me.  I spent a few hours updating my website, so hope you enjoy it.  I wanted to make it more interactive, so now you can comment on any of my posts!  Say anything you want, I dare you!  No really, I would love to hear from you, your comments are most important in my development as an artist, so write away and say what…

Ending 2009 the right way

North America 2008-2012

______________________________________________________________________ The end of the 2009 year, what a year and decade.  Did it all go well for you as planned?  I recently got some of these new Golden Acrylic paints which are called “open acrylics”.  They’re still acrylics, but behave like oil paints, dries slower, about 24 hours, and without any toxic residue.  I painted on paper, like the photo above of a New Mexican courtyard scene.  There’s something illustrative about the scene that acrylics produce.  One thing I…

A very post Merry Christmas

North America 2008-2012

I was out doing some art at the Easel Place on Christmas Eve.  No sales, though came away with a large painting of the Santuario Church in Chimayo. Will post the painting soon.  Hope everyone’s holiday went well!

Back from the Mesa Show, part three (3 of 3)

North America 2008-2012

____________________________________________________________________  Here it is, the day that finally arrived, time to put the ‘ol best foot forward and “show the world what you got” attitude.  I felt that I brought my best work, including several large abstract paintings.  The day was sunny, about the low 60’s and even though there was a threat of rain, it didn’t rain on Saturday.  Sunday it rained briefly but was clear most of the time.  Saturday turned out to be the better of the…

Sitting in a coffeeshop by the river

North America 2008-2012

_____________________________________________________________________ I’m still enjoying my time in Lambertville, NJ.  I have been spending my time taking pictures of the area and visiting my friends.  It still feels a bit surreal being here, because this is the area I grew up in.  When you walk in certain buildings or places when you were a kid, it’s very different.  The places you thought were much bigger are really much smaller.   When I visited my old elementary school, the playground sure seemed…

Back from the Winterfest Art Show near Denver, CO

North America 2008-2012

_______________________________________________________________________ Just came back last night from a weekend in a Denver suburb called “Evergreen”.  A very serene little town where the legend of “South Park” was born.  But on Saturday was dedicated to an arts & crafts show at the local high school.  I left Friday morning and was traveling 285 north from Santa Fe.  I never went this way before, but the reason is to check out where Evergreen and the high school where the show was taken…

Always look on the bright side of the art life

North America 2008-2012

________________________________________________________________ Lots of preparation for my upcoming show and I’m trying to keep as optimistic as I can.  Optimism comes from within, a persistent force of nature that you have or you don’t, but you can always learn.  I believe if we’re negative, our emotions and lives will always be in a recession.  I’m not always optimistic but I am trying hard each day to improve the quality of my life and art.  As Monty Python says, “Always look on…

Happy Halloween for all you creative freaks!

North America 2008-2012

    Well, it’s Halloween time, time to cherish your inner ghoul, you inner freak.  I got creative and decided to use my face as a canvas and smear white gesso and blue and yellow acrylic paint to look like some kind of mime or very pale artist.  I’m wearing all black and blue gloves, so I guess it is some kind of hybrid mime/ghoul/dead artist.   My abstraction class just ended and here are some of the lessons I…

Last chance to win a cool print!

North America 2008-2012

Have you signed up for your chance to win a free print of “Santa Fe Sunset”, you have until 6pm MST.  To sign up, go to my facebook fan page on the right side of this site and click “Become a Fan”.  That’s it!  I just printed it today and signed it.  Good luck! PS- Keep checking back, I promise I will have more art and cool stuff coming up, this November is going to rock!  

Artists are funny creatures

North America 2008-2012

    Artists are funny creatures.  I figured this is an interesting way to start here.  We have to wait at the right time to start a painting, maybe when there’s a half moon in the Aries sign before the first snowfall.  There must be an easier way to be inspired to do our work, our love, our craft, to fuel our souls and way of life.  I almost want to turn off my mind, relax and float downstream (hear…