June 25, 2018

While back, I witnessed this quiet sunset, partially covered with clouds with subtle colors against some dark shadows of the mountains.  It was a very moody sunset and I very much enjoyed it.

Here is my interpretation of that moment put on the paper. I did thi...

November 19, 2017

 These two paintings are created based on the theme "Morning".

I have been studying and observing colors and lights in the early mornings.  Orange glow created by lights hitting the Catalina mountains, shimmering lights coming through leaves and branches of mesquit...

November 5, 2017

 Seeing the landscape of the southwest from a different perspective, in this case from the airplane, is fascinating.  You can witness the geological history as it is not covered by a thick forest.

  This painting, I had the paper flat on the floor, and le...

July 29, 2017

  Gloomy cool morning by the coast, quiet and very moody.  Here is what happened when I interpreted that feeling on the paper.

July 23, 2017

 Twilight, especially with clouds and rain, creates very atmospheric imagery. The mood it creates sometimes over powers the image you see. Here is my interpretation of the sunset after the storm in twilight. My focus here was more on the mood rather than the image of t...

July 7, 2017

 I spent a week in Wyoming digging fossil, camping and enjoying the nature. Cool breeze, greens and wide open sky, very different from the southwest where I live. I especially enjoyed the time spent by the Hams Fork River. In this painting, I try to capture the texture...

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