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 -- deep blues, grays, and greens -- in painting these small, moody landscapes.  The paintings portray real and imagined pueblo villages and mission churches. The series also includes "Flowerscapes" -- large-as-the-landscape portraits of cactus blossoms and other flowers natural to the high desert.  

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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