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.

Honeysuckle Clouds, Acrylic on canvas,

40 x 30, 2018 

Spanish Village, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12, 2018

Firecracker Cactus

Acrylic on canvas, 

10 x 10, 2018 SOLD

Snow Country 雪国

Watercolor, 12 x 16, matted, 2018 See more Japanese-inspired works on my Romantic Abstractions page.

Juan Miguel, watercolor, 12 x 16 matted, 2018 See more from my Border Kids series on the watercolor page.

02/10/18 Cubist Abstractions in Collage. See full series on Mixed Media page.

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