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Wood 1 (INSANITY)

Wood 1 (INSANITY)

36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was based on photographs I took in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. As tourists were appreciating the vast gorgeous vistas of the canyon I was on my knees taking photos of the wooden barricade. I was fascinated by the shapes and textures of the wood and decided only to use black and white paint for this painting because I felt color might weaken the dramatic effect of the wood’s nuanced surfaces. By taking away color I was able to concentrate on the minute details, composition, and brush stoke, which gave me a complete understanding of the barks’ fascinating textures. I painted values intuitively, as I went along, contrasting darks against lights to create visual interest while establishing the illusion of depth. I intentionally used a light value to draw the viewers attention to the piece of wood that looks like a bird, creating a focal point.

I also titled this painting “Insanity” because of the challenge I confronted in capturing an enormous range of intricate details. I continually push the limits of my innate skill and creative vision.

Wood 2

Wood 2

24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

I am currently working on a series of paintings of wood. This one is also based on photographs I took in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

TREE THAT FOUND ME

TREE THAT FOUND ME

48" x 72'" Acrylic on Canvas

This dead Pinon Tree was on a hill near my home and I was intrigued by its desolate feeling. It fell onto a dirt road and a neighbor dragged it to the other side of the road. The story of this tree is in my video. 

MISTY TREES

MISTY TREES

[SOLD] 18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I wanted this painting to feel steamy and misty.

ICY LEAF

ICY LEAF

9" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

This was  the first time I painted icicles  and it was challenging.

Tree at Tsankawi

Tree at Tsankawi

30” x 40” Acrylic on Canvas

Tsankawi is one of my favorite places to hike. This dead tree fascinated me. I loved the starkness or the tree contrasted against the blue sky. My goal was to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experience on location.

My Backyard

My Backyard

11” x 14” Acrylic on Canvas

This is a place I know well, the high desert landscape seen from my backyard. Since New Mexico consistently has stunning skies I wanted to showcase one of those cloud-filled-sky days. My backdrop has the absence of mankind’s influence on Nature. I’m inspired by bare earth exposing layers of time, where wind and rain carve out mesas and arroyos and leave the land rough and parched. I belong here amongst the tranquillity.

Rocks and Water

Rocks and Water

24” x 30” Acrylic on Canvas

While hiking alone I came across this peaceful spot. I sat still listening to the sound of water and birds chirping in the distance. Through the water I could see rocks and brush underneath. The air was still. The soft sunlight shined through a small area bathing the reeds and rocks in a warm glow. I felt relaxed, renewed. Nature does that to me. It was a perfect place to reflect on the beauty of Nature.

I used muted colors and added a bright blue to make this painting a bit unworldly.

Wood 1 (INSANITY)

36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was based on photographs I took in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. As tourists were appreciating the vast gorgeous vistas of the canyon I was on my knees taking photos of the wooden barricade. I was fascinated by the shapes and textures of the wood and decided only to use black and white paint for this painting because I felt color might weaken the dramatic effect of the wood’s nuanced surfaces. By taking away color I was able to concentrate on the minute details, composition, and brush stoke, which gave me a complete understanding of the barks’ fascinating textures. I painted values intuitively, as I went along, contrasting darks against lights to create visual interest while establishing the illusion of depth. I intentionally used a light value to draw the viewers attention to the piece of wood that looks like a bird, creating a focal point.

I also titled this painting “Insanity” because of the challenge I confronted in capturing an enormous range of intricate details. I continually push the limits of my innate skill and creative vision.

Wood 2

24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

I am currently working on a series of paintings of wood. This one is also based on photographs I took in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

TREE THAT FOUND ME

48" x 72'" Acrylic on Canvas

This dead Pinon Tree was on a hill near my home and I was intrigued by its desolate feeling. It fell onto a dirt road and a neighbor dragged it to the other side of the road. The story of this tree is in my video. 

MISTY TREES

[SOLD] 18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

I wanted this painting to feel steamy and misty.

ICY LEAF

9" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

This was  the first time I painted icicles  and it was challenging.

Tree at Tsankawi

30” x 40” Acrylic on Canvas

Tsankawi is one of my favorite places to hike. This dead tree fascinated me. I loved the starkness or the tree contrasted against the blue sky. My goal was to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experience on location.

My Backyard

11” x 14” Acrylic on Canvas

This is a place I know well, the high desert landscape seen from my backyard. Since New Mexico consistently has stunning skies I wanted to showcase one of those cloud-filled-sky days. My backdrop has the absence of mankind’s influence on Nature. I’m inspired by bare earth exposing layers of time, where wind and rain carve out mesas and arroyos and leave the land rough and parched. I belong here amongst the tranquillity.

Rocks and Water

24” x 30” Acrylic on Canvas

While hiking alone I came across this peaceful spot. I sat still listening to the sound of water and birds chirping in the distance. Through the water I could see rocks and brush underneath. The air was still. The soft sunlight shined through a small area bathing the reeds and rocks in a warm glow. I felt relaxed, renewed. Nature does that to me. It was a perfect place to reflect on the beauty of Nature.

I used muted colors and added a bright blue to make this painting a bit unworldly.

Wood 1 (INSANITY)
Wood 2
TREE THAT FOUND ME
MISTY TREES
ICY LEAF
Tree at Tsankawi
My Backyard
Rocks and Water