“Dorabella” and “The Smoker with Wings”

“Dorabella” 12×9 inches, oil on panel @ Meyer Gallery, Park City SOLD

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 Smoker with Wings
“The Smoker with Wings” 12×9 inches, oil on panel @ Meyer Gallery, Park City SOLD

Red, White, Blue and Yellow

Happy 4th of July! Here’s a little Red, White and Robin’s Blue…

"Shelter" oil on panel, 10x8

Some More Blue…

Young Violetta
"Young Violetta" oil on panel, 8x6

Red, White and Yellow…

Girl with Coral Necklaces
"Girl with Coral Necklaces" oil on panel, 8x6

and Red, White, Blue and Yellow

Lady with a Tulip
"Lady with a Tulip" oil on panel, 12x9

These are all available at Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM where I will have a solo show October 15.

“La Diva”

Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore, non feci mai male ad anima viva! / I lived for my art, I lived for love, I never did harm to a living soul! – from Puccini’s Tosca

La Diva
"La Diva" SOLD

I’ve collected four youtube videos of spectacular divas (Caballe, Callas, Price, Mattila) singing “Vissi d’arte” on my tumblr here. Coincidentally two of the divas are wearing green…

p.s. This is the painting I was working on during the Canyon Rd PaintOut. Kent at Meyer East suggested the title and it’s perfect.