paintings

The images I create result from a convergence of chance, observation and wonder. They explore the eternal dance of  Yin/Yang, Light/Dark, Eros/Psyche. They help me understand who I am and why.

I offer these paintings as a sharing, with the hope that you will discover and reflect your own story in what you see.

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Spirit Voices

Spirit Voices. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #75).

Wise Women

Wise Women. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #77).

Unexpected Guests

Unexpected Guests. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #76).

Send and Receive

Send and Receive. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #74).

Que pasa

Que pasa. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #72).

Past Perfect

Past Perfect. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #71).

Newing

Newing. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #70).

Little Joker

Little Joker. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #69).

Just One More

Just One More. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #68).

Back Issue

Back Issue. 18×14. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #67)

Gypsy Priestess

Gypsy Priestess. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel (Ptg #66)

Big Joker

Big Joker. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #65)

Ada and Anna

Ada and Anna. 18×14″. Acrylic on paper on panel. (Ptg #64)

joan of arc

Ghosts, Joan of Arc. 14″ x 10″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 63).

hungry ghost

hungry ghost. 15″ x 11″. Acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #62).

Baptismos

Baptismos. 12″ x 8.5″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg #61)

Sketch for portrait 7

Sketch for portrait 7. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 60).

Sketch for portrait 6

Sketch for portrait 6. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 59).

Sketch for portrait 5

Sketch for portrait 5. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 58).

Sketch for portrait 4

Sketch for portrait 4. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 57).

Sketch for portrait 3

Sketch for portrait 3. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 56).

Sketch for portrait 2.

Sketch for portrait 2. 10″ x 7″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 55).

Sketch for portrait 1

Sketch for portrait 1. 10″ x 7″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #54).

the darkness

the darkness. 8″ x 10″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #53)

the edge

the edge. 9″ x 12″. acrylic on panel. (Ptg.#52)

duel_2

Duel. 20″ x 30″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg # 51).

Amputation Dream

Amputation Dream. 20″ x 16″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg # 50).

night spirit

Night Spirit – 10″ x 10″. Acrylic on canvas. (Ptg # 49). SOLD

M

M. 11″ x 8″. Acrylic on paper. (Ptg #48). SOLD

illusion

Illusion. 20″ x 30″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg # 46). SOLD

spring-comes

Spring Comes. acrylic on driftwood. (Ptg # 45).

valentines

Valentine’s. 12″ x 9″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 43).

veiled-muse

Veiled Muse. 15″ x 11″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 42).

credit due

Credit Due. 21″ x 17″. acrylic applied with credit card only on paper. (Ptg # 41). SOLD

musa inesperada 2

Musa Inesperada 2. diptych. each panel 24″ x 12″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg # 40).

musa inesperada 1

Musa Inesperada 1. 10″ x 8″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 39). SOLD

at the gate

At the Gate. 11″ x 15″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 37).

Icarus

Icarus. 20″ x 18″ (varies). acrylic on torn and glued papers. (Ptg #36).

Map of My Heart

Map of My Heart. 23″ x 17″ (varies). acrylic on torn and glued papers. (Ptg #35)

striped-ptg

Striped Painting 6. 8″ x 8″. acrylic on cradled panel. (Ptg # 34).

tequila face 3

Tequila Face 3. 14″ x 11″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 33).

tequila face 2

Tequila Face 2. 14″ x 11″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 32).

tequila face 1

Tequila Face 1. 14″ x 11″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg # 31). SOLD

pie rat

Pie Rat. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #29). SOLD

the other

The Other. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg # 28). SOLD

she

She. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg # 27).

in-guad-we-trust

In Guad We Trust. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #26). SOLD

hungry bird

Hungry Bird. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #25).

mezcal mi amigo

Mezcal Mi Amigo. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #24).

desire

Desire. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #23).

isis

Isis. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #22).

autumn-blues

Autumn Blues. 15″ x 11″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #21).

Easy Rider.    (Ptg #20)

Easy Rider – acrylic and oil on paper. 28″ x 20″. (Ptg #20)

rite-of-spring

Rite of Spring. 22″ x 30″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #19).

The apple

The Apple. 22″ x 30″. acrylic and oil on paper. (Ptg #18)

bathers1

The Bathers. 20″ x 24″. Acrylic and oil on canvas. (Ptg. #17).

over oaxaca

Over Oaxaca. 18″ x 24″ acrylic and oil on canvas. (Ptg #16)

three

Three. 16″ x 22″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #15) SOLD

city

City. 18″ x 19″. 2 acrylic paintings ripped and reassembled. (Ptg #14)

conversations

Conversations at the Edge of Sleep. 30″ x 40″. acrylic and oil on canvas. (Ptg # 13).

blue garden

Blue Garden. 18″ x 24″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #12) SOLD

street meninas

Street Meninas. 20″ x 16″. acrylic and oil on cradled panel. (Ptg #11)

anger

Anger. 20″ x 16″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #10)

sp with moustache

Self Portrait with moustache. 20″ x 16″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #9)

black sphere

Black Sphere. 24″ x 18″. acrylic on paper. (Ptg #8)

big-a

Big A. 24″ x 18″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg #7) SOLD

striped-painting-2

Striped Painting 2. 40″ x 30″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg #6) SOLD

yellow stripe

Yellow Stripe. 8″ x 8″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg #5)

white

White. 40″x30″. Acrylic on canvas. (Ptg.#4) SOLD

web

Web. 40″ x 30″. acrylic on canvas. (Ptg #3) SOLD

blue ivory

Blue Ivory – acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 36″. (Ptg #2) SOLD

cat lady

Cat Lady – acrylic on canvas. 8″ x 8″. (Ptg #1) SOLD

invitation-5

Invitation to Play Process 8. Final.

invitation-4

Invitation to Play Process 7.

invitation-3

Invitation to Play Process 6.

yellow rag pal knife

Invitation to Play Process 5.

inas-red

Invitation to Play Process 4.

teal with burnt and raw sienna

Invitation to Play Process 3.

Turq with sponge

Invitation to Play Process 2.

invitation

Invitation to Play Process 1.

Eggs of Isis

Eggs of Isis. 20″ x 16″. acrylic and mixed-media on canvas board.

Invitation to Play

Invitation to Play. 24″ x 20″. Acrylic on canvas. (Ptg. #47)

Celebration

Acrylic and oil on paper. 11″ x 15″ WORKING.

Oracle and Alchemistthe Oracle and the Alchemist

21 thoughts on “paintings

    • Thank you Kate – as a relative ‘beginner’ I do so much appreciate your comments – your support means a lot to me. I have looked at your work and I drowned in your sea paintings and was blown away by your use of colour and mood. You have inspired me.
      Ciao,
      John

  1. I hit a few like buttons…but you know…looking at these on a computer isn’t ideal…would love to see them in a gallery setting. I am looking forward to going through this site in more detail. I love the idea of combining images with words as you do. Your work seems to have substance behind it…something that seems to be lacking in modern day art.

    • thank you so much for your cascade of ‘likes’ and for your two comments on my drawings and paintings. I make art to share and feel great joy when I know that others have connected to my visual stories. I have followed your comments on beautyanddreams (a fave site of mine) and have liked your sensitive and thoughtful observations. You ask about the sizes of my work ummm ah I have been remiss in not including this info in my gallery and now I know I need to do this. Generally my paintings are not larger than 30×20″, although I have a couple of larger canvases, and some are much smaller. My largest drawings are 18×24″. Mostly I work at home, a one bedroom condo, so am restricted by space but I love to work large and this I can do in the studios of my local art school – after that comes the problem of where oh where to put the darn things! I look forward to exploring your site and thank you again for your supportive words.

    • Thank you Sam – as you know I am not a Face Booker so I will not experience your re-blogging; however, I appreciate you doing this. I was thinking of you as I made this drawing. Love ya – Papa…

  2. I find that your art captures the soul of the person/image. I hear echos of picasso in some of your work. There’s a painting in landscape form of a man who seems to be moving across the canvas, but I can’t find it again – I’ll continue looking. I liked the way in which you captured movement, without trying.

    • Thank you – your support means a lot to me. Yes, Picasso has been an influence in my art along with a number of other artists. I’m not sure of the painting you refer to but it may have been moved to ‘Mixed Media’ during a recent reorganization.

  3. The painting that evokes Picasso most is “Pie Rat.” The person seems so tortured – or am I projecting onto it something that may not be there? Appreciate the intensity of your work.

    • Giovanni, thank you. In my approach to art making whatever the viewer projects is as real as what I projected when I made the art. It’s all in the mind…

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