Friday, December 31, 2010

Numeros Series

Since I work on the “Numeros Series” in groups of three, I wanted to show the latest three paintings in context. Below is a slideshow of all twelve paintings including the current three. Oh, and I have three more
in progress.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Paintings in the Poydras Home Art Show and Sale

Here are the three paintings “Diez,” “Once” and “Doce,” hanging at the Poydras Home Art Show and Sale, November 6th and 7th. The show included a large group of artists from the New Orleans area.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


The last of the trio, of dot paintings, had a lot more blue and green dots in it. I was exhausted by the time I finished it. Fortunately I finished all three paintings days before the actual deadline for a group show.

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, December 19, 2010


As I finished one, I started in on another one. I kept the same colors, but I varied the scope of the spectrum. The dots took a lot of time to apply. Along the way I mixed quite a bit of paint. This one had a lot more red in it.

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This fall I completed three more 20” x 20” paintings in my “Numeros” series. Each time I change up the design. This year I was inspired by one my “5 x 5” paintings that I painted earlier in the year. Below is the first one of the
new three.

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Here is the painting, "te," that inspired my three new paintings. I used it as a launching point and then followed my intuition from there. As in my previous “Numeros” paintings, I used a pastel palette.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"o" Series Memphis Slide Show

Here is one more look at the dot art I created right after Hurricane Katrina and the Flood. I refer to it as the “o” Series Memphis. Enjoy it.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


The last painting in this batch has to do with an annual festival that takes place in old Memphis during the month of September. It is known as the Cooper-Young Festival. Along both sides of two intersecting narrow roads, artists and charitable organizations and individuals set up their tents and tables. The Saturday I went, the streets were very crowded. Anyway, the 2005 festival poster lead me to this stained glass sun design. The painting didn’t go according to plan, but it captured the event for me.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Friday, December 03, 2010


On my first day in Memphis, August 28, 2005, I visited the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. That happened to be the last day of a show called, “Patrick Kelly: A Retrospective.” The 80s clothes, he designed, were known for their use of colorful decorative buttons. Kelly was an African American who was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. In 1979, he moved to New York to study at Parsons School of Design. In 1985 he showed his first collection. He died in 1990 of complications from AIDS at the age of thirty-five. The bright colors of the buttons I saw in the show lead me to create this painting.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"