14” x 18”. From a shot I took in the Casco Viejo in Panama City last May during my show at the Museo del Canal. I added the figures from other photos of the same area, San Felipe. I’ve tried painting the cathedral before and was never happy with it - I think this time adding the figures gave it a more life.
“Tambor de Alegria” 18” x 24”. Carnival parade on the Atlantic side of Panama near Colon. I took out a lot of the figures and simplified the background to keep the foreground women from getting lost in all the detail. I had a great teacher, who would always advise me to find things I could take out, not put in. The simpler I can keep my painting, the easier it is for a viewer to understand it.
30" x 40" I took this shot from a cab after leaving the Casco Viejo.
24" x 30" On Ave Central in Panama City.
30" x 40" I was invited to attend the inaugural celebration of the Panama Canal expansion after painting roughly 40 original oil paintings chronicling the construction. It was an honor to have been invited and this was the first ship through the expanded set of locks in June of 2016.
11" x 14" On Central Avenue
24” x 48” Just off Avenida Central in Panama City on a very hot dry season day. I recomposed the figures to focus on the woman on the phone in the center.
16” x 20” I took the shot near the old post office in Balboa.
24" x 36" A West Indian worker spraying oil on standing water to prevent the spread of mosquitos that carried Yellow Fever and Malaria. From a black and white photo.
12" x 16" Downtown Panama City.
24" x 48" A view of both locks, Cocoli locks in the foreground, Miraflores locks in the distance.
24" x 48" I took this shot at Gorgona beach early in the morning.
24" x 36" I did two similar paintings of the same scene, PostPanamax ships exiting Agua Clara locks headed into Gatun Lake. Really loves the perspective and scale of the new locks.
30" x 40" Painted from a black-and-white photograph during construction of the first Panama Canal. A West Indian family sells mangoes from their home.
12" x 16" From a shot my older brother Sam took at night in the Casco Viejo in Panama City.
5" x 9" I paintied this at a larger 24 x 48" size and did this little study first. It was just too complicated a piece to start without working out the design ahead of time.
24” x 48” One of the benefits of building the expanded locks was to allow these larger Post Panamax LNG ships to transit the canal.
8" x 8" A small study for a larger painting.
16” x 20” a study in grouping figures. I darkened the three women in the background to bring out the woman in Yellow.
9" x 12" On Avenida Central in Panama City. The raspado was delicious.
8" x 12" From a photo I took at Gorgona beach in Panama.
11" x 14" Another small study of a Kuna woman from Panama. I was trying to capture her gentle attitude.
9" x 12" Painted on location at Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal.
9" x 12" A vivid memory of growing up on the beaches of Panama.
30" x 40" Another LNG tanker entering call Cocoli locks headed northbound.
16" x 20" From a shot I took headed up to the interior of Panama.
12" x 16" a little study of some Kuna Indians in Panama. I blocked this out and just liked how simple my original rough in was and left it.
8" x 16" Study for a larger painting.
8" x 10" On the center wall at Miraflores locks, the Panama Canal.
30" x 40" Entering Cocoli Locks in the rain. The Bridge of the Americas is in the distance.
30" x 40" From an image at dusk. A Post Panamax ship at Cocoli locks, the Panama Canal
24" 48" Agua Clara Locks on the Atlantic side.
30" x 40" Ship exiting Miraflores locks headed into the Pacific channel.
12" x 24" I did a small study of this scene at Miraflores before tackling this larger version.
12" x 16" These gentlemen were kind enough to pose for me while I was painting on site at Pedro Miguel locks.
24” x 36” Another night scene at Miraflores locks. I took the shot after painting that afternoon from the center wall.
12” x 24” Crossing the chamber on one of the gates.
12” x 24” From a shot I took while leaving Miraflores locks around 8 PM. When I would visit Panama I would ask for permission to paint from the center wall at Miraflores locks.
16" x 20" Taken from the center of one of the Lock gates.
A collection of paintings from my solo art show at the Museo del Canal in Panama City, Panama.
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