A new steel piece

For the first time, I have had a steel piece cut with water jet and the result is amazingly good. This piece is 60 x 30 cm (23.5″ x 11.75″). It is made in a stamped series of ten. The Abolitionist.
The photo was taken in near darkness with just ambient light. I love the soft shadow.

The Abolitionist

While reading a brick of a biography on Frederick Douglass, I was inspired to make a painting of him. He was a remarkable man; born a slave 1818 and with no formal education he became one of the fiercest fighters for emancipation and president Lincoln once said there was no man in the country whose opinion he would rather listen to. I am not sure the painting is done and I will let it rest for a while. Oil on plywood, 32 x 37 inches. I will probably make a glossy black frame.

Yellowstone Art Museum

This week I shipped a large horizon painting to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. The painting has been selected to be shown and included in the Yellowstone Art Auction 53. The physical exhibition will be on display from January 22 through March 6. Bidding for the auction will be online.
My painting is called Healing Horizon, oil on plywood, 2020, size 35″ x 71.5″

A new piece, Ensnared

A large, new piece is sitting in the studio, no room on the walls! Ensnared, oil on plywood and string, 47″ x 47″ or 120 x 120 cm.

New catalog printed

After several years it was time to print a new catalog. You can see it under the Art Catalogues link in red above. Pardon the mix of American and British spelling 🙂

Public art project

I have recently been working on a project for a public art piece. The plan is to plasma cut a 20 mm (3/4″) steel piece that is going to be 2,54 m (100″) tall and 1,83 m (72″) wide. Ideally it should be placed in an open landscape somewhere in New Mexico. These photos are of a plywood mockup. I am calling the piece Reverence.

Reverence in the Piedra Lumber Land grant area near Abiquiu.
Reverence with Cerro Pedernal in the background.

New work

Finally an update… I forget to update, doesn’t mean I am not working… Here is an image of the latest piece. Me Then, oil on plywood, 47″ x 47″ / 120 x 120 cm.

The Virus…

A new painting, The Virus Could Be Anywhere, oil and spray paint on plywood, 78,5 x 49,5 cm (31″ x 19.5″).

Which life matters most?

Is a bigger animal worth more than a small? Is the life of a swan worth more than that of a sparrow? Nobody would pay a nickel for the lizard, while my horse is worth thousands of dollars. But morally, are they not worth the same?

Gunny and her little friend

For a really long time I have wanted to make a fairly large painting of a horse. Now I have my own horse that I can paint. This painting is 39 x 59 inches (100 x 150 cm) and it is, of course, oil on plywood. Have not decided what to call it and if I am done. I like the emptiness of the background…