A collection of paintings available for sale from my solo art show at BMAI in Montrose, California, Saturday, November 6th, 2021. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the LA Food Bank.
If you're interested contact me. Many thanks!
9” X 12” While growing up in Panama this was a familiar sight. You could pay a couple dollars for a horsey ride. I dropped a lot of the background (cars, crowds of people) to try and convey what the beaches were like when I was growing up as a kid. My way of stopping time!
9” x 12” A common sight on the street, vendors making shaved ice (called paletas in Panama). These are so good. He asked if I wanted cream on top…of course!
11” X 14” On an early morning walk through the city. There seemed to be a church on every corner.
12” x 16” A photo taken by my brother Sam in the Casco Viejo, the historic section of Panama. I loved the mood of this room and tried hard to capture that tired feeling after a long hot day in Panama.
8" x 12" I caught this rooster wandering around the beach house we were staying at in Panama. I have no idea what was on his mind…he was riveted by something in the bushes.
11" x 14" A pretty common sight on the streets of Panama, cars being repaired on the spot. A few minutes later he got it running and raced off.
8" x 10" I spent a month in Mexico City directing a project for Walt Disney Imagineering featuring the Three Caballeros - Donald, Panchito and Jose from the original animated film from 1944. This was pretty common sight in the city and I was inspired to try painting this.
9" X 12" I painted this scene of a street sweeper in Shanghai while directing some animation projects for Shanghai Disneyland. I was also documenting the construction of the park in a series of oil paintings. The streets in Shanghai were spotless, these street cleaners everywhere. I’m sure I must have looked strange, taking so many pictures of these workers.
11" x 14" A food vendor selling coconut water on Avenida Central the main downtown thoroughfare. When I travel to Panama I wander downtown getting shots to paint and got this one on a humid rainy season day. It started to pour about 15 minutes after I took this shot. I simplified the BG to keep the focus on him.
12” x 16” Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl. Loved his very benign look. Another painting using the Zorn palette - a very powerful and versatile combination of four colors, especially useful for my portraits.
16” x 20” I painted this locomotive on site and used it for reference to do this larger piece. I added the figure after I finished the locomotive to give this more of a story.
9" x 12" I was inspired to paint this scene in NYC as my thanks to the few who do so much for the rest of us especially during the last year and a half...
12" x 24" During the construction of the Panama Canal Expansion between 2006 and 2016, Panama used large haul trucks like these to remove the tons of volcanic rock and soil from the construction. They would rumble past me while painting on location, leaving me with a fine coat of dust and dirt. I asked if I could get in one of the cabs and was politely told no…
12” x 24” I painted a small study of this engine on site and used it for reference. Traveltown is a terrific place to paint, an amazing variety of engines and trains to chose from and people are very nice while I’m painting. I once had some teenagers come up to me while painting at the Huntington in Pasadena and told me I sucked…true.
24” x 30” Another shot taken in downtown Panama City about two in the afternoon. Looked like a slow day for business - the kid on the left looked so bored (he waved to me). I’d never seen such a variety of hats available for sale.
12” X 24” A street vendor selling vegetables during dry season (on a lovely hot humid day) in downtown Panama City, The main thoroughfare, Avenida Central, is closed to traffic and is jammed with shoppers. (Giving me a lot of material to paint!) When I was kid I’d take a bus down here for 10 cents to see movies subtitled in English.
9" x 12" I took the shot while walking near Battery Park a few years ago. (This city always seems to be under construction). A few moments after taking the picture a cement truck pulled up and all I could imagine was the truck was late and this guy wasn’t real happy about it.