Life Force Of Creativity (Abstract)

Something new and fun. Gouache paintings torn up and then glued back together.

Also want to share something I found on Brain Pickings which was just what every artist needs to read. Check the link below and enjoy.


Yellow Tear   12×9   gouache   paper collage


Loan Aspen  12×9   gouache   paper collage

Martha Graham on the Life-Force of Creativity and the Divine Dissatisfaction of Being an Artist

The Land Grabber’s House ( When is a painting finished)

This photo was taken through instagram with an earlybird filter. I have just always love that filter, to me it looks like an old 70’s polaroid photo. The story behind the land grabber’s house, the man who owned this house fenced in an additional 4 acres which belonged to the state of New Mexico and put a new mobile home on it. He was found out and lost everything. Nice try. When working on the panel below the photo it was to be an abstract. From my poor dwindling memory came land grabber’s house. Some thing just want to be. When do you know that a painting is finished? Best stop before.

landgrabber'shouse_closetoabiqui_nmweb FullSizeRender 20.jpgThe Land Grabber’s House     20×16   oil and cold wax on 2 in. panel

Farming in New Mexico (Melrose) Grain Elevator

Farming isn’t easy, weather, pest,cost of equipment, and time.

Below is Randy Lesly, he is the manager at Melrose Grain & Elevator (Hardware & Farm Store). This is in Melrose, New Mexico. He is a very nice man who knows the history of the area. His first day at the elevator was 9/11. Thank You to Randy for the time you spent with me in April. MelroseNM#1

Study In Color (Abstract)

I just love the way gouache looks. Flat. I worked on the two pieces in the last few nights. I just let them come out of no where.  After seeing the artist Jukyja Dolly when being on search on the internet machine I was inspired. Check the bottom of this post to go to a youtube and of course look at images under her name. I thought I was finished with narrative but story telling is important. It hard to hold me to one voice. pinkislland_gouache_pap_12x9web Color Flow  Gouache on Paper  12×9colorflow_gouache_pap_12x9webColor Flow  Gouache on Paper  12×9

Thanks for looking. A