Y2K Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Seemed like the world was in a panic as the year 2000 approached. People believed that computers would go haywire and bombs would go off. They moved to the country and set up survivalist camps, imagining that the Apocalypse had finally arrived. Thundering out of the sky, War emerges in the front while on the pale, yellow horse is Plague and on the blue horse is Famine. Pestilence runs behind on the green horse wearing a hazmat suit. I had to add a little humor to the panic. Oil on masonite. Framed. 48×36
A simple scene I saw out my window when I lived near Salinas. In the morning, the sun reflected on the dew giving a silver white edge to trees and hills as the sheep grazed on the emerald meadow. Acrylic on canvas. Framed 13×13.
The Family Farm (NOT FOR SALE)
When we were a bit older, we used to jump on the calves in the pasture and attempt to ride them until they bucked us off. Here my mom holds my sister on a calf while my uncle leads the calf I am on as the disgruntled cow looks on and the pesky terrier protests. Inspired by an old family photo, I painted this in a childish primitive style, like I saw the world as a young girl. Maybe that is why it is my granddaughter’s favorite painting and I can’t sell it. Acrylic on canvas. Framed. 32×26.
My sister insists it is her daughter, my niece, and not my granddaughter. I can’t verify who it is as I love them both, but it is a sleeping child nevertheless and it still carries the soft nature of a sleeping child surrounded by pastel colors and sweet dreams. I loved the soft textures of the blankets and sheets and tried to capture the gentleness of the moment. Acrylic on canvas. Framed. 23.5×30.
Sleeping Granddaughter and Sleeping Child inspiration photo
Painting with a limited palate is not only fun, but rewarding. This painting is done with two colors, Burnt Siena and Cobalt Blue. Titanium White was used to mute and shade the tones. There is a serenity that come from a limited palate and still life. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 36 unframed.
Still Life 2
A close up version of Still Life offers a different view. Painting with a limited palate is not only fun, but rewarding. This painting is done with two colors, Burnt Siena and Cobalt Blue. Titanium White was used to mute and shade the tones. There is a serenity that come from a limited palate and still life. 14×18
Odalisque Tribute [SOLD]
This is a homage to Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres who did the original painting. An homage is a “practice painting” that artists do to attempt to capture the technique of an artist whom they admire.
Widow’s Waltz [SOLD]
Inspired by my dreams, I painted this because I feel how many women have lost the love of their life who cannot let go of the memory of the love of their lives. The veil between life and death is celebrated on All Saint’s Day, also known as Dia de los Muertos, where the dead are represented as calaveras, or skeletons. This is a romance across the world of the living and the dead.