Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Work - Completed 2012

Bears in the Wood #1
30 x 40 Oil on Canvas

Sea Pup
30 x 40 Oil on Canvas

Flight of the Dreamfish
18 x 24 Oil on Canvas
One Sunny Afternoon
30 x 40 Oil on Canvas
Que Nos Pudiera Numero Uno
 36 x 48 Oil on Canvas
Vaquita mini
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas
Vaquita Pod mini
8 x 16 Oil on Canvas
Vaquita Family mini
8 x 12 Oil on Canvas
Pez Volando (?)
48 x 48 Oil on Canvas

Friday, April 6, 2012

Beginning of the world

Work from the series "Beginning of the World"

White Horse Beginning of the World  - 2nd in the series, oil on linen.  song : "Why Should I Cry For You" by Sting on The Soul Cages

For some reason I can't seem to get this one to straighten out.  It is called Emergence of the Two and is almost finished.  Song: "Reina Del Dolor" by Mana on Drama Y Luz

I'll post it again when I get a different picture.

These paintings are inspired by the novel Ka by Roberto Calasso. It is a reinterpretation of the Rg Veda as a fictional story. It is pretty true to history although it has been fictionalized, and the imagery is exquisite. The first picture, Sun. Red. Sky. is in a private collection.

The New Work

Here is the newest work, in the new series Dreamwater about our oceans. All oil on canvas with glitter.

Que nos pudiera  - vaquitas are the most endangered cetacean on earth. Rarely seen alive, there are no photographs of living specimens. Extremely specialized, they only live in one part of the Sea of Cortez (aka the Gulf of California.) Music: Songs from "You are my Little Bird" by Elizabeth Mitchell, and "Ojala Pudiera Borrarte" by Mana on Amar es Combatir

In progress, called One Sunny Afternoon - vaquitas, flying fish, and gulls or storm petrels

Pez Volando (?)  - Oil on canvas with glitter. Flying fish. I actually saw these. They just pop out of the water. Just like that. Really.  Song: "Amor Clandestino" by Mana on Drama Y Luz
 More coming soon...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some more work

Here is a work that is unrelated to the actual series or collections at this time. It is painted in Sennelier pastels and is my second full size pastel painting.  It still is heavily influenced by the repetitive playing of it's song and does still have birds in it, but has a much more diverse pallette as I did not limit to a single colour scheme as I have been doing in other artworks.

Untitled (Pastel on Fabriano cold pressed full sheet, framed  Song: Arrancame El Corazon by Mana)

completed 2008

Some pictures for the Felid collection. So far this is only defined by the works having cats in them. The Felinae works are smaller cats and the Pantheras are the big cats plus cheetahs. The newest one is this top one of the calico cat that fades into the background. It is related to an idea I had a long time ago regarding cats and their quietness and ability to sneak and hide.

Here are some of the big cats. Big yawn is from 2000. People like that one a lot. The other two are from the same time. The cheetah with the "king" coat mutation (middle work) is the beginning of the path away from traditional wildife art to a more expressive conceptual idea. These works are much different from the works that I am doing now which tend to move more in the direction of the one above.

I have also started work on another collection based on extremely old stories from Hindu mythology which deal with the sacredness of the black antelope (Indian Blackbuck) and the horse. So far these works tend to be dominated by reds, yellows, and oranges with some blue and purple as the complimentary contrast. There is one new work and one that is in a private collection. Images coming soon.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Entire Feather series so far

Break Out  (Oil on Linen, 30x40 (?) Song "Angel Dream (No.2)" by Tom Petty)

Rainbow Dive (Oil on Canvas [size tbd] Song "When You're Falling" by Peter Gabriel)

 Forging the Infinite (Oil on Linen [size tbd] Song "Fields of Gold" by Sting)

Joy Ride (Oil on Canvas [size tbd] Song "Book of Days" by Enya)

 Swift Artemis (Oil on Canvas [size tbd] Song "Ya Raya Bipolar Remix" by Dahme Al Harrachi)

Spiral. Updraft (Oil on Canvas [size tbd] Song "Umbrella Beach" and "Hello Seattle" by Owl City)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lastest Works in the Feather series

Here are two of the latest images from the series Feather. The number of birds in the work are related to the Fibonacci sequence.  Many of the images have trails behind moving birds which is related to a poem I wrote about the impermanence of time and movement. I will post the earlier pieces at a later date, and possibly the poem if I can find it. So far there are 6 paintings completed: 1,1,2,3,5,8

Fibonacci number: 5
Series number: 5
Title: Swift Artemis
Writing on work: "Oh Swift Artemis / Seek out your silver sided prey / I pray that you slip by unnoticed / Unseen by the Leopard" .
Music: Ya Rayah - bipolar remix by Dahmane el Harrachi from the Album  Arabesque compiled by Momo.

Fibonacci number: 8
Series number: 6
Working title: Spiral. Updraft.
Music: Umbrella Beach , Hello Seattle by Owl City on the album Ocean Eyes   

Thanks for taking a look. After I get all of Feather up I will start posting from my other 3 series (Felid, Dreamwater, and Beginning of the World)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Memoriam

I saw you,
You were alive,
A perfectly good bird.