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"After the Equinox" 24x24" oil and collage on birch 1/2" plywood.
I'm excited to announce this painting was accepted into Marin MOCA's annual fundraiser and exhibition titled, "ART FWD 2023" coming this September. It will be on view along with many others in this special exhibition and event. More info soon.
This piece will be framed in 3" vintage rustic redwood. I hope you enjoy the effort.
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This is the second painting I have done of Frida, after doing some experimental mixed media a few years back. She is so inspiring and I plan to paint many more of her in the future. This little 24x24" piece is for a special exhibition, the 15th annual "Pasion de Frida" set for her birthday celebration in July. This painting is oil and gold leaf on birch panel and will be custom framed, handmade with vintage redwood circa 1906. I will work on detailing the gold leaf headdress, roses and the background next. More pics soon and info about the show as it develops. Thanks.
Portrait of Frida Kahlo 2023
Thought it was time to finish up “Ixchel Goddess of Peace” (Ixchel, aka; the Elder, 36x48”). Sanded down and revised the Ukrainian news articles for collage on her shawl and keeping it pretty raw this time. Brought back the gray to her hair as she is an Elder here. What’s next, I’ll continue to work on her hair and add headdress jewelry, detail out the gold headdress with some Maya motifs, work on detail of face, neck and hands and add more jewelry. I’m really loving the collage right now and want it to be more prominent. I’ve made mistakes in the past by covering it up too much and it broke my heart. Also want to bring out the dove and olive leaf more. Anyways, here’s the latest.
Ixchel Goddess of Peace
1/22/23 Here’s the first update for “La Leyenda Del Beso” (The Legend of the Kiss), 48” x 60” oil and gold leaf on birch wood. This painting is an attempt to remake Klimt’s “The Kiss.” I hope to do it justice.
"La Leyenda Del Beso" (The Legend of the Kiss)
On Friday 11/11/22 I started painting a new one. The base of rough, vintage wood I put together. This one is another god of protection, a Norse god this time. And it’s been a minute since I’ve painted a man so it’s been a fun experience. More later on the man behind the hamar, Tor, (@gunnar_tor_nilsen), and the Italian photographer, Dino, (@dino.serrao), who captured him in Iceland on a spontaneous moment. It’s a great story in itself! More soon, I promise. Just trying to get this one off the ground. Thought the goddesses could use a good man around. Anyways, have a great weekend.
Untitled #7 (God of Protection)
10/28/22: Here’s todays update of the new painting, “Woman, Life, Freedom” (36x48” oil on birch panel), of protester, Nasibe Shamsaei, cutting off her hair in response to the “Morality Police” killing of yet another woman, (Mahsa Amini in this case), for wearing her hijab too loosely. These people have been suffering under this horrible government now for 40 yrs. These brave young women deserve the worlds attention and support. This must change.
Okay, I’ve been working on her face and neck and plan to work on arms/hair/scissors and sign of Mahsa pinned to her shirt in the next few days. It’s getting there. There’s no collage on this piece, this time. For some reason I just want to paint, and I’m feeling an urgency here with this one. I hope you appreciate the effort. I hope you have a great day!
“Woman, Life, Freedom!!” Support these girls!
Woman, Life, Freedom
”All of those ancestors, all of that tenderness given to child after child, the last being this one ~ the baby she holds in her arms.”
With all the turbulence we were going through I needed to paint something comforting, soothing to my nerves. To me this woman is a guardian angel, a lost loved one looking out for this child in a hostile world. And the little girl is all of us.
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Calling Out Our Better Angels
"...To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man.
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us,
but what stands before us.
We close the divide
because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another. We seek harm
to none and harmony
for all. Let the glob