Wednesday, September 4, 2013


"Beautiful Trinidad, Cuba"
8"x6"     Oil on Canvas Panel
This painting is my Day #2 piece......Monday, Labor Day.
Churches in Cuba are no longer allowed to serve religious purposes.
Many are now public government buildings, museums,
performance venues, etc. 
Trinidad is full of beautiful and charming buildings, very colorful, but many
are in disrepair. 
I have set aside my plan to do a painting a day in favor first of
completing a portrait I started a few weeks ago as a class assignment.....
one I had been inspired to do for some time.  This is Bill, deep-sea fishing in Hawaii.
Here is the start:

Yesterday I started to model the foreground shirt, and the boat behind
the figure (see below).  Today I hope to work on the face and hat, and I'll be able to show
that in my next post. 
Progress.......slow, but nevertheless, progress.

Lucie has decided to sleep thru this process..........
big help!
Stay tuned..........

Sunday, September 1, 2013


"Plants & More, Cuba"
8x6     Oil on Canvas
I have once again signed up to participate in the
30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge......
not too bright on my part with the obligations I currently have
but, nevertheless, I'm in it.
I've decided this time to create works based on my travels.....most of them will
be of trips out of the USA, but occasionally I'll throw in something
out of the beautiful Southwest where I live.
This first piece is a plant shop in Cuba.  The buildings there are beautiful with lots
of charm, but maintenance challenged as the people
 have very little with which to repair them.  I apologize....
the color on the photo is not accurate.   Close, but no cigars (Cuban)!
Lucie thinks I'm putting myself up a tree by accepting this usual, she's right.  We'll see how it goes!
Stay tuned...........