Saturday, November 15, 2008


Zinnias, such colorful and popular garden flowers. Fun to paint in watercolor!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008


A typical Texas landscape, with a beloved Live Oak tree, an old wooden Aeromotor windmill, an old farm, and of course the bluebonnets. Would be officially Texas without the obligatory bluebonnets.

New York Santa

ACEO - Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs Artist's paper painted with Winsor & Newton Artist paints.

Three years ago, me and my family went to New York for a Christmas short vacation. It was our first time in USA and everything sounded so special and so different from home. Manhattan was a "tourbillon" of colors the trafic was terrific, and people was so frenetic in their christmas shopping.

We walked for miles and our feet were burning by this, but we stood outside from 7 o'clock in the morning, 'till midnight trying to see everything an all.

This Santa Clause remained in my mind, and I painted him in the way I can remember, because he was the only person remained in the street in a lonely night, shaking his bell in a corner of a street. I talk with him for a while with both my two children watching as if was dialing with a ghost!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kalliades ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Kalliades is a character from the second of David Gemmell's Troy novels, "Shield of Thunder". He is a Mykene warrior turned outlaw, on the run from Agamemnon. After saving Piria (actually Kalliope, Achilles' sister ) from pirates, he, his friend Banocles and Piria are taken aboard the "Penelope", ship of Odysseus.

Remora ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

This mermaid, Remora, sits on the ocean floor, waiting for a ship to pass so she can swim to the surface and sing her song to the sailors.

Please Mom, can I keep it? - ACEO

ACEO 3,5" x 2,5"

Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs Artist's paper painted with Winsor & Newton Artist paints.

What can a poor little girl do when she finds a poor little cat abandoned in the street???
No replay, please. We're enough in this home!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heart Glow still life ornaments

"Heart Glow" 6x6 watercolor on paper
This was a challenge assignment to create a composition combining abstract and representational elements.

Please, Santa!

4 x 6 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Santa listens as a little boy tells him what he hopes he will bring him for Christmas if he is good!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Sqagon

The Sqagon is half squirrel and half dragon. It sits on your shoulder and tells you things. They who can control the Sqagon can control their own destiny.
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Inner Cat and Inner Mouse

ACEO, watercolor on 140# cp paper.
Getting your inner cat and inner mouse to play nice is essential.
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Selene ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Selene was the moon goddess in Greek mythology, sister of Helios the sun god and Eos, the dawn. She had many lovers, including Zeus and Pan. She also fell in love with a shepherd, Endymion, and asked Zeus if he could decide his own fate. He chose to live eternally in sleep, and Selene visited him every night.

The last for a while

I have to have an operation on my brush hand later this week which may curtail my painting for a little while. This is one I've just finished, another of my steam locomotive series I'm doing at the moment.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Car Care?

I bought a large piece of Yupo paper to paint a commission on and before I start it, I thought I'd "practice" on a smaller piece to see if it will do anything interesting. This is my practice piece. 9 x 12.