Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Cocha

This is the third of my Peru series. I have very fond memories of the time along the waterways near and on the Amazon. This is a 20" x 16" canvas. Fishing is a primary source of food for families who live along the banks.

Perro en Plaza de Armas

Today I finished "Perro en Plaza de Armas", the second of my Peru series. This is a 20" x 16" painting. This quiet plaza seems to have been considerably changed by recent tourism.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I began this 20" x 16" painting a few days ago and it started getting too tight. Today I decided to experiment and took my palette knife to the painting to loosen it up and give more feeling of the old plaza in Peru in 1989 called Plaza de Armas in Agua Caliente below Machu Picchu. I was surprised to find more recent photos of this place and discovered it to be quite changed by tourism.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Jump Start

In 1987 I took a trip to Peru that left vivid visual memories. I decided to paint this inspired from a journey to this harsh habit in the high Andes, above the tree line to see the birds that lived there. The air was very thin and walking was exhausting. The painting is a 12" x 16" canvas. I will probably add a couple bits of color highlights to this before I call it finished.