"These jewel-like paintings intuitively fuse different aesthetic traditions, folk art and old master, with natural grace and an uncanny quality that may be a species of magic." —American Arts Quarterly
I just finished the body of work for my show which opens tomorrow, Friday, June 6, 5-7 pm at the Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe. There are lots of new pieces built around the theme “Tesoro Mio” ~ a show full of many treasured objects and beloveds.
I’ve always loved the name “Dorabella.” I was painting this while listening to Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” ~ and it was natural to name this piece “Dorabella” after one of the characters. I think that “Dorabella” means “beautiful” (bella) “gift” (dora.)
“The Runaways” 40×30 inches, acrylic and watercolor on panel SOLD
The genesis for these came from some watercolor and gouache sketches (experiments rather) that I’ve been playing with for the last couple of years. See the drawing and in progress photos I took along the way…
“The Runaways” graphite on paper, 17×14 inches
in progress photos:
Pictured above is a watercolor box from Kremer Pigmente. I’d like to try out their pan watercolors in the future. Brushes are Escoda Perla and Trekell golden taklon. Paints are various brands including Winsor and Newton, Holbein Irodori Antique, Rublev Natural Pigments and Daniel Smith. Support is Ampersand 2-inch cradled aquabord. Acrylics are Golden Fluid Matte and varnish are Krylon UV Clear Acrylic Coating and Gamblin GamVar.