Marks For Now (Abstract)

This is a piece which continues my Random Scribbling Series or Asemic writing. I’m not the best with words so feel comfortable with this kind of mark making. Being a large piece one has to approach it as if it is small to view the details. Wild mark making releases energy from an unknown source, one has to not think and let go. marksfornow_oil_wax_Marks For Now                                      60×72 oil/was on canvas

 

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Flooding (El Rancho New Mexico)

It’s was about two months before now that a storm came through that everyone had to get out and look at the raging water. When it rains big here it is a community event. I remember once a little old lady (older than me) drove up to the dip which is depicted in this piece and stopped. She thought a bit and decided to go for it. It would have been fine as it wasn’t too terribly deep but she stopped right in the middle. She was scared of all the water surrounding her car and froze. I was there and a few other onlookers. We knew that she was going to be ok as the water was subsiding and her car wasn’t moving. We called 911 and let them know and waited for someone to rescue her. Someone from the pueblo came and pulled her out. She was a lucky little old lady….

floodinelrancho_paper_oil_12x12Flooding In El Rancho                      Collage/oil on panel   12×12                                   Ladell

Bordello (Sex Workers)

I have had the pleasure of having a guest in El Rancho that did professional sex work. Don’t ask who as I don’t recall.  I learned a little about the business. Just saying that if the art world doesn’t work out being a dominatrix may be the way to go. I learned it is very hard work and requires extra education. I would need to do an internship with an expert to learn the does and don’t or ins and outs.

After much discussion, I decided to be a Dominatrix specializing in financial art decisions. This would entail going with my client around the world looking at art and being there to dominate when it came to purchasing art. So if you know of anyone who is interested (NO SEX) just dominating on art decision, let me know. I would be very good at this, male or female clients welcome. Of course, a financial statement would be required and personal references. The terms can be worked out for each client. Some call this an art consultant but I prefer to be called an art dominatrix.

blackmesabordello_oilc_36x48_webadell Mesa Bordello                                    oil 36×48                                                          ladell

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

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!

Abstract Painting

Working on abstract work lately. You will enjoy watching my journey into a new a new voice of expression.

portal_oil_wax_panel_20x16Portal   Oil and Cold Wax on Panel   20×16

storm_oilwax_panel_24x24Storm   Oil and Wax on Panel   24×24