Southwest Abstractions: Small Works

My absolute favorite watercolor artist, John Marin, was a master at creating atmospheric landscapes, incorporating other media -- graphite, charcoal, crayon -- with his watercolor washes.  Like Marin, I have used a limited palette in painting these small, moody landscapes.  The paintings portray real and imagined pueblo villages and mission churches. The series also includes "Flowerscapes" -- large-as-life portraits of cactus blossoms and other flowers natural to the high desert.  

Honeysuckle Clouds, Acrylic on canvas,

40 x 30, 2018 

Kahaila Mana (Turtle Maiden), Acrylic, collage on canvas, 16 x 12 See more of my Katsina Series on the Native Abstractions page. 

Mission at Sunset, acrylic on canvas,

12 x 12

Dragonfly Rock, acrylic, clay on canvas, 18 x 14. See more of these works on Archeological Abstractions page.

Firecracker Cactus

Acrylic on canvas, 

10 x 10, 2018 SOLD

Flower Moon 雪国

Collage, watercolor,

20 x 16, matted. See more Japanese-inspired works on my Asian Abstractions page.

Nambe Fruit Bowl on Table, oil on canvas,

24 x 18. See more on Pure Abstractions page.

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