What's On the Easel

This is what I'm working on right now. What you are viewing is commonly called "work in progress." The multiple images show the stages of how the painting is conceived, drawn, then painted. This page is continually updated as the painting progresses. The final piece will appear in the Gallery section.

Commissioned pieces are welcomed. Inquire via e-mail for further information.

All paintings and images throughout this website are copyright protected.

Back to gouache, this is what's currently in progress on the easel:


My signature style of gouache on rice paper; this is mounted to canvas and will be varnished when finished. It feels good to be painting again after all the wildfires and monsoon rains we've been having.

The wildfires made quite a terrifying impression on me. To cope, I painted this work in soft pastel from a photo I took when the fires reached about 2 miles from my front yard. The photo was taken at 42 days; I finished the painting at 58 days...and it was still burning.

Relentless Fury

"INCOMING" is a triptych of 3 canvas panels, each measuring 40"h x 30"w, to which rice paper has been mounted. This paper has leaves embedded into it, giving it a unique texture that adds to the oveall image. The paper has been pieced together, as the canvas is much larger than a full sheet of the rice paper. This, too, adds to the effect.



Always learning, always pushing our creative abilities, we are working on a series of bas relief wall tiles. Here are test tiles to understand how the clay, glazing and the various firings of our kiln, "FITHA" reacts.



Clay has always been an amazing medium to me. Working with earth elements is very grounding, satisfying, and enriching. And so, Bob & I are creating sculptural ceramic tiles.



These are hand-built tiles based on one of my gouache paintings or of Bob's wood carvings. Each tile is an original piece of art and is created and fired in our studios. They can be permanently mounted to an outside wall or fence, or hung inside your home. We will also create commissioned pieces of your concept. Contact us directly if you are interested in this new work.

My Personal PleinAire Challenge

I rarely work out in the wide open spaces; I'm too much of a studio artist. The demands of working outside tax my abilities, patience and attention. There are bugs; I need a drink of water; I now need to go to the bathroom; and now, the wind just blew my entire setup over into the grass/sand/mud.

So, I decided I've whined enough and I just need to do it!
The setup:

In progress:

And the finished painting:
" Navajo Rosa Loop" 12'h x 9'w soft pastel on watercolor paper
Navajo Rosa Loop

"Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is an historic church in Glorieta. Adobe is a real challenge to paint.
Below the finished image are the WIPs of this painting.

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