Tuesday, December 23, 2008



the last painting in the series.
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It has been revealing to work on the 20 paintings. I now understand better what I was doing and how the paintings relate to how I visualize cities and architecture.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where are you going?


completed December 16, 2008- I like toy blocks, the colors and regular shapes. I see cities as if they were made up from blocks.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Prospect 1 Biennial New Orleans




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top to bottom, Anne Deleporte wallpaper, murals in Lower 9th ward house by Adam Cvijanovic, Mark Bradford, Ark and Katharine Grosse, painted house Walk, fly or drive but get yourself to New Orleans and see this before January 18th.

Saturday, November 29, 2008



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A smaller painting, 10" square on a masonite panel. I am glazing layers of color and it works well on this surface. I plan to do more.The surface is hard to photograph since it has greater depth in the painting.

Holy City

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I struggled with this painting and thought I would have to give it up. I went back to it and now I like it.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Latest look


definitely not the final arrangement but I like to see them together as I go along.
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Now I am thinking- 5 across and 5 down- 25 instead of 20? 100" x100" is that more symmetrical than 80" x100" 20 20"x20"?

Places I Know

Titles are funny- I have a hard time with them. But as I continue on this group of paintings I am realizing that the series is about place. whether it is Mexico, Italy or Colorado, each painting is about something I have seen and has been imprinted on my memory. The series is a catalog of sorts, hence my desire to display it as a group. It is more than a list and close to a snapshot; a reminder of my experience of a moment and the mysteries of a particular place. No people, no nature, just the man-made buildings and streets.



I am not sure this name will survive but it is the best way to keep track of it in my files.
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Friday, November 14, 2008


all together- 15. Actually there is one more but I need a bigger ladder to make another row.
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contemporary architecture this time-I love the way it fit into the streetscape of indigenous buildings.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The best of times, the worst of times



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Does the top one look familiar? it is a larger version of Quiet. This is Quiet Too
the middle one is Anticipation and the bottom one is Pentimento. Perhaps they are all a homage to this month to quote Dickens, " the best of times, the worst of times" a time of anticipation, dread and a heartfelt desire to have this election over so we can get on with our lives. Of course that will depend on it going the way we wish to hope and change via Barack Obama.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Is a painting ever truly finished?

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Portrait has changed. I did some more work on it. Compare to the earlier version in the previous post- what do you think?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008





I finished Portrait( middle image) today. I discovered it had affinities with 2 others- all based on Guanajuato. I looked at 9 together and am exploring how the painting work together in different groupings.
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Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am now exactly half way through my new series; ten paintings completed and ten to go. I hope to complete the series by the end of the year. They really look good together- right now I am positioning them 4 across and three down which makes a single piece that is 60" x 80". I am calling it the Hill Town Series- the inspirations comes from my time in Oaxaca and Guanajuata as well as Italy. I wouldn't necessarily describe Rome,Denver or San Patricio, Mexico as hill towns, but each place has been part of the inspiration for the series. By the time I complete painting number 20 I believe the title for the series will reveal itself.

October paintings


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top: Melaque bottom Green Building

Thursday, September 11, 2008

August-September paintings



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the top painting is Steps, the one below is Stop- my two S paintings.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quattri Santi

my newest painting in August
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Faraway 20" x20"

Faraway has been juried into the Denver Modernism Exhibit at the National Western Complex as part of the Denver Modernism Expo on view August 15-17, 2008.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Peter's new book

Peter has a new blog featuring his first book, Passing Through. Take a look at it http://petersphotos38.blogspot.com