Organic Cubism

“Naut-O-pus” – Acrylic on Canvas

The Naut-o-pus”
Painting Acrylic on Canvas
16″ x 20″

The joy of painting returned on this piece!
I let the drawing lead me – instead the me leading the drawing.

In the initial sketch an octopus turned spontaneously into a nautilus – well…SORT OF
Hence the funny name Naut-o-pus
(both but neither species)

Fit for a Queen

Acrylic on wood panel
48” x 48”
2006
Statement:
Still life – fresh from the farmers markets of Long Beach.
Additionally, this piece was inspired by the lush language of a song by Lucinda Williams “Fruits of my labor”.

15 Limited edition giclee prints available – 30″x30″

Shipwreck

Acrylic on wood
48” x 48”
2006
The Shipwreck is a metaphor for a relationship that yielded high levels of everything…ups and downs. The painting is both turbulent and soothing at the same time.

(15 Limited edition giclee prints  30″x 30″)

Two Koi 2

Two Koi 2
Acrylic on Wood Panel
48” x 48”
2006

The Miller Burns Japanese Garden at CSULB holds a beautiful array of Koi.
Here are some of its delightful residents.

Limited edition giclee prints also available.
(inquire for 30″ x 30″prints)

In Search of the Rabbit hole

In Search of the Rabbit Hole
Acrylic on wood
48” x 48”
2005
Statement:
Adjustments to truths – Living life with eyes and mind wide open.

Limited edition giclee prints also available  (30″x 30″)

Corgi Portrait – Erin and Chloe

These Corgi’s are sisters. Can you tell by the portrait who is the dominate dog? Just like painting a portrait of people, I try to capture the “real deal” of  personality in subjects.
The front dog Chloe is a diva – beautiful and dominate, Erin is the sweet pea – smiling in the back.
Painting is 30″ x 24 – Acrylic on Canvas
Commission – Sold

See the time lapse video of creating this painting on my you tube channel!

 

 

Turning Rooster

Acrylic on masonite panel
16”h x 20”w – 2009

Currently available through

Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery
Little Rock AK
  visit: http://www.stephanostudios.com/gallery2/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=3018

Spider and the Fly

Acrylic on Wood Panel
18”w x 24” h
“Step into my parlor said the spider to the fly”
What a great opening line for a poem!
This painting is a re-created memory so to speak.
I had an illustrated book of poems as a child _ and this was my
favorite. I read and re-read and stared at the picture. All I really remember now, was the dark green.

Currently available through Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery Little Rock AK
http://www.stephanostudios.com 

Eva’s Garden

Eva’s Garden is part of the Bordello’s and Boudoir series. The series depicts women of the early 1900 that posed for French postcards. It is interesting to me what signifies beauty in different time periods.

Acrylic on canvas
24″w x 30″h

Garden Swing

The Garden Swing is part of the Bordello’s and Boudoir series. The series depicts women of the early 1900 that posed for French postcards. It is interesting to me what signifies beauty in different time periods.

Acrylic on canvas
24″w x 30″h

Pink Turban

The Pink Turban is part of the Bordello’s and Boudoir series. The series depicts women of the early 1900 that posed for French postcards. It is interesting to me what signifies beauty in different time periods.

Acrylic on canvas
24″w x 30″h

Framed only
Shipping cost not included

The Mask

Acrylic on canvas – 24″w x 30″h

The mask is part of the Bordello’s and Boudoir series. The series depicts women of the early 1900 that posed for French postcards. It is interesting to me what signifies beauty in different time periods.

Perpetual Painting Project – 2009 thru Infinity!

Detail of Log Book

Perpetual Painting Statement:

Read this or you will not get it!

The Perpetual Painting began in 2009 with a singular abstract painting of home and it’s surrounding. A dream place I was seeking at the time. The painting was completed, entitled “Finding home”; it was signed and hung up on the wall.

As in life, ones dreams and imagination seldom exhibit the fantasy and I was unsatisfied with the original vision in the painting.
It was at this point, I realized I could continue to adapt the original canvas INDEFINITELY – As in our imagination, dreams are always changing, never seen in the mind the same way. The painting could document endlessly, a version of a visual journey that bridges the present, past and future in one context.

The painting is photo documented periodically as the original painting will become indistinguishable in time.

Passing on the painting:
To embody a spirit through the act of painting that connects future generation with past heritage in an active engagement. Therefore, I will hand the painting down to my daughter to perpetuate the future process with her own adaptations, interpretations and vision.

Display:
The painting is hung with a wall pedestal where an accompanying mixed media logbook is displayed. The logbook is adapted from the idea of Sea Captains vessel journeys. The book will contain the progression photos and log updates that document the life of the painting.

 

 

 

Please check back – as the painting will continue to evolve!

 

 

Signal Box – Orange and Del Amo

2010
California Native flowers #2
Public Art for Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
Signal Box on Orange and Del Amo in Long Beach

Signal Box – 3rd and Elm

2010
Public Art – Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
California Native flowers #1 

Murals – Will Rogers Bayside Academy

2007 – A set of four indoor murals commissioned by Will Rogers Bayside Academy. The murals were designed to engage the students and the faculty. Will Rogers architecure is in art deco style, and also contains a depression-era federally commissioned mural. I wanted to incorporate these elements as well. The “Ocean” mural pays homage to the federal mural which also depicts marine life –  and each mural has a Deco style border.

Mural Wrap for Vault 350 on Pine Ave.

Pine and 4th Street in Long Beach, Ca.
This Temporary Mural was created in front of music night club venue the Vault 350 – while the renovations are being done to the club.

Suncatcher CD Cover

CD Cover for Emmy Award winning songwriter Faith Rivera.
2006

The Two Kings

Acrylic on cupboard doors
14.5” x 14.5”
An iconic relationship – The Two Kings appears in “Books by authors” and Elvis will appears in the new edition of “Elvis in Art”.
Elvis is available

Steve and MooMoo

18”w x 24”h
Acrylic on canvas
sold

Fosmire pets

10” x 10”
Acrylic on illustration board
sold

Miller portrait

Acrylic on canvas
Triptych – 6ft x 4ft
sold

Legs

Acrylic on canvas
24″w x 30″h
sold

Feathers

24”w  x 30”h
Acrylic on canvas in frame

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First Holiday

Acrylic on canvas
30”w x 32”h
2003
sold

Kartnerstrauss

Acrylic on canvas
2006
30” x 32”h
Vienna Austria
sold

Watching Lily play

Acrylic on wood
30” x 30”
2005
As I watched my daughter play in the park with her friend – I sketched this piece. Inspired by 10-years olds so happy joyous and free. Mother daughter relationships are quite complicated. Inter-connected and independent.
sold

Phoenix l

Acrylic on wood panel
18” x 24”
The phoenix is a recurrent theme in my work – and in my life.
To start over, to re-invent…to lather, rinse, repeat.
sold

The Opera Haus

Acrylic on canvas
2006
30”w x 32”h
Vienna Austria – View from my sisters apartment.
sold