9.30.2010

RIBBONS AND HOT FLASHES

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT
6"w x 4"h pastel
Private Collector

At first glance, all was dark...

subdued and moody tones coating the sky.

At second glance, thin ribbons of colors were revealed...

streaking, as hot flashes.

A DAY OF FUN, PASTRIES AND SIDEWALKS!


Saturday, September 25th, I spent the day on a sidewalk. 

Literally...

And had so much fun! 

Patrician Design has a Sidewalk Artists Series that runs from March 
through November and profiles each of it's represented Artists. 
Such a wonderful opportunity to view works of all sorts, 
as well as to meet the Artist.

Above was my tiny set-up as I painted away on a pastry, 
purchased from Patrician's neighbor, Gold Street Caffe


If in Albuquerque, please stop bye to see my pastels 
at Patrician Design, then stroll next door for a wonderful meal.

Thanks Patti for a memorable day!

9.29.2010

ADA'S BELL IS RINGING

WRIGLEY'S CHIMES TOWER
14"h x 11"w pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A bell that chimes every hour on the hour for over 80 years. 
That is the Chimes Tower and more can be read about it on my 
blog posting For Whom the Bell Tolls on April 27th.

The above painting is included in the Colors of Catalina 
exhibit at Tirage Gallery. 

The reception will be Saturday, October 9th from noon to 5pm 
and the show runs from October 9 - November 6. 

9.26.2010

PASSION AND LUST

PASSIONATE NIGHT
7" x 5 " pastel

*contact the gallery to purchase

Colors blazed brilliant and true, illuminating the skies.

Heat, passion and lust. 

It was a hot night.

9.23.2010

WHERE'S OLIVER?

OLIVER
Sold - Private Collector
10" x 10" pastel + silver leaf


 Saturday - the 25th - I will be Patrician Design's featured 
Sidewalk Artist from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Now I hear you saying "but who's Oliver?". 

Well Oliver is this regal cat that lives very close to
the gallery. And he's suppose to stroll over to meet me.

Can't wait!

So if you're in the 'hood (216 Gold St, Albuquerque), come 
and meet Oliver, plus I will be giving a pastel demonstration.


9.22.2010

THE TRAVELER

A DYNAMIC EVENING
*contact the gallery for purchase
7"h x 5"w pastel

The traveler ventured to distant lands seeking. 

His days were full with adventures to share with one and all.

And each evening blazed with colorful skies,
completing his extraordinary experience. 

9.21.2010

AN ANNIVERSARY

AT THE BLUE MESA
11"h x 14"w pastel on wood panel and gold leaf frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Remember that old saying "Time flies"? It definitely does. 


I was just reminiscing about my travels to the Petrified Forest 
National Park and amazed that it has been one year, since I was 
juried as one of the Park's 2009 Artist-in-Residents.

I lived within a three-room historical adobe at the Park for 
two weeks and painted non-stop from early morning to late 
evening. True bliss!

Above is a pastel on a primed wooden panel, which greatly enhanced 
the texture of rough rocks. And the mountainous scene is one 
of many located along the 3 1/2 mile loop leading from the Park's 
main road to the Blue Mesa Trail. 

9.19.2010

SWAYING AND ROCKING

GLOW AT THE NIAGARA
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Three abreast in the calm waters as they 
slowly swayed and rocked.

And the sun cast golden rays downward 
illuminating the night.

My thanks to Patti.


9.18.2010

COLORS OF CATALINA SHOW

WILD FLOWERS AT EAGLE NEST
10" x 8" pastel
$495


This grove of wild flowers is where I was traipsing 
around for hours, before I discovered I was stranded.

Lovely....

I was smack dab in the center of Catalina Island for hours, 
mesmerized with the sights and colors. 

There I go... with my head in the clouds and ducking the rain drops!

 Fortunately I finally spotted and flagged down a 
Catalina Conservancy Employee tooling down the road, 
who radioed a ride for my return to Avalon. 
(no, it wasn't a garbage truck as Tirage claimed)

This is one of my paintings included within the Colors of Catalina 
show, comprised of four participating galleries of the Pasadena Art 
Association. Works may be viewed now at the galleries, with mutual 
open house receptions on Saturday, October 9th, from noon to 
5:00 p.m. Myself and many of the exhibiting Artists will 
be in attendance.  

This is a show not to be missed - hope to see you there!


9.15.2010

CIGARS AND SUNSETS

PLUME IN CUBA
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


 Upward it shot, as a projectile bursting above the trees. 

Overlapping the sunset's thin strips of clouds
spotting the sky with dusky colors.

Clouds? 

Que` no Alex... I think it's your cigar smoke billowing.




9.13.2010

SHOW OF LIGHTS


SHOOTING RAYS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame


Darkened clouds filled the vast sky.

The daylight was escaping quickly. 

Yet as the sun descended, the beams of bright light burst forth.

And illuminated the night.


9.11.2010

ALBUQUERQUE, HERE I COME!


PASTRIES TO DIE FOR....

Anyway, that is the word on the street of Gold Street Caffe's pastries.
Think I will be shell-shocked since I have been painting huge,
gooey, Mexican donuts. Hope I don't eat them all before
I complete the pastels.

So look for me (on the sidewalk) in front of Patrician Design
on Saturday, September 25th from 9 am to 3 pm.
I'm sure I can scarf down plenty in 6 hours!

9.10.2010

OBSTACLES YET HOPE


THE WALL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping




Life seemed so insurmountable.

Obstacle after obstacle. 

Why?

Yet with a closer scrutiny, I observed glorious colors.

Hope....

In tribute to Frank... God speed.


9.08.2010

DANCING INTO THE NIGHT


EVENING'S PINK CAST
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



Pale, pastel and subtle the colors whirled.

Casting pink shadows that kissed the rooftops.
 
As the evening danced in.

9.06.2010

SINS, SUGAR AND LUST


PATH TO SIN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



Nestled deep into the folds of the fabric, just waiting to 
counter-attack the Jelly Queen.


But where is she? 

Oh, the wait is so excruciating....

so I ate my ammunition!

9.03.2010

BEDTIME STORY


TIME FOR SLEEP
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The sky pales as the bright blue fades.

Lights begin to twinkle on throughout the sleepy town.

Nestled, the houses are tucked in for the evening.

And all is quiet....

9.01.2010

THE DANCE


CLOUDS ABOVE THE TREES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Flow, fly and flounce across the blue skies.

The clouds dance so merrily....