Southwest Abstractions: A Modernist Tradition

Following a Modernist tradition, my work abstracts nature.  In painting the landscape, I generally consider the idea of the setting more than the actual look of a specific landmark.  In these latest works, I've tried to capture the land's rhythmic and dynamic qualities. In some, I've incorporated watercolor washes and accents of gouache; others are works in either oil or acrylic.  Each is part of an ongoing series of atmospheric landscapes celebrating the seasons and senses of the Southwest.

Winner of 2011 Common Ground Exhibit, Santa Fe Arts Commission

Winner of 2011 Common Ground Show
Autumn Storm, watercolor, 2011

July Monsoons, watercolor, 15.5 x 11.5, 2015

New Mexico Village, oil on canvas, 18 x 14. 2015

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01/13/16 Richard Diebenkorn-Inspired Art

03/29/15 Art Accepted in 2015 Juried Show of Santa Fe Historical Society

10/04/14 Pure Poetry: How Poetry Can Inspire Art

9/05/14 Experimenting with Acrylic Mediums

6/7/14 Der Blaue Reiter Collection, Munich

4/14/14 Light-Inspired Art: Small Jewels

1/23 Prismatic Effects of Water-Based Media

1/05/14  Using Oil Sticks to Create Dramatic Effects

10/31/13 On Studying Other Artists

10/19 Unintended Consequences Using Water-based media

10/12 Painting the Seasons of New Mexico

8/31 Composition: The Arrangement of Contrasting Forms

7/31 New Mexico: A Painter's Paradise

7/17 Intensifying Watercolor Effects

6/02 Creating Atmosphere with Glazes

6/01 The Photography/Painting Debate

5/25 Capturing Fleeting Light on a Garden Wall

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