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

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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

HOUSE COAT – TO ROB

encaustic/oil on panel 12x9
encaustic/oil on panel
12×9

ROBE/HOUSE COAT.

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe (“garment”), borrowed from Old French robe (“booty, spoils”), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba (“spoils, things stolen, clothes”), and is related to the word rob. FROM WIKIPEDIA

SO THIS IS WHY SO MANY HOUSE COATS ARE TAKEN FROM HOTELS!

This Last Month In Abstract

I’v been working this last month on abstract pieces. Mostly oil and wax. This is a cold wax medium which is mixed into the oil paint. It leaves the surface matt which is a very nice surface. Hope you enjoy the pieces.The ones I have included in this post are all on paper.

First Breath 10×8

Fall Woods 12×9

Early Morning Dream 10×8