Thursday, November 30, 2017
I saw this woman sitting on the ground in Tangier. She was so much colorful that the rest of the ladies of her generation. It was hard not to be smitten by her garb and her wonderful face. I loved her.
20" X 20" acrylic and gallery wrapped canvs
Sunday, October 29, 2017
I met Omar in the Sahara recently. He was a 65 year old nomadic Berber who eventually decided to settle down in one spot. He now owns a small farm with a few crops and a bit of livestock. He's quite ingenious and was busy building pumps and wells to water his crops. When I asked his age, he proudly produced his I.D. which was very carefully preserved and kept in a re-purposed KoolAid envelop. I found him charming and quick witted and he served tea while we chatted.
UPDATE: Two months after I painted this, I learned Omar had passed away.
Acrylic on canvas 12" X 24"
After a month in Morocco I was completely smitten by the gracious and charming Berber people I met near the Sahara. I also loved the colorful fabrics. tiles and carpets that were everywhere. In one the hotel I saw a simple depiction which caught my fancy. I think what I loved was the simple palette as a juxtaposition to all the color surrounding it. Here's my version.
Acrylic on canvas 24" X 36"
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
I'm back to colored pencil for this one. Manuel was a tour guide for a wonderful journey through the Basque country of northern Spain and then on to Portugal. Its an unusual angle I admit but for whatever reason, it appealed to me.
11" X 14" colored Prismacolor on Bristol