I was in Castries, the capital city of Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. I sat down to paint The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. I was in a parking lot across the street. Apparently a school was nearby because the area was suddenly swarming with elementary-age school children. This is one of three young boys who ran up to see what I was doing. I still remember their smiles and energy. When I think of them, I am reminded that everything will be alright, a line from Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.
FYI: If you get to Castries, visit the Cathedral. It’s plain on the outside but the inside is amazing; all wood, delicately painted.
The background design was inspired by island colors and the Saint Lucia flag.
Reminds me of my surfing days in Southern California. Background was inspired by a 1960s surfboard design by Hap Jacobs. The song, Stoked, is by The Beach Boys.
As soon as I saw this place I instantly thought of the song “Don’t Fence Me In” as sung by Gene Autry. It’s a view, looking due West, towards the headwaters of the of the Rio Grande river (in the distant mountains). The view is from Brown’s Lake Overlook (AKA Weminuche Wilderness Vista) along the Silver Thread Scenic Highway (CO 149).
My path paintings are about journeys, not destinations. The title is from a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
On a cool evening, the feeling of a moonrise over the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Looking East from near Alamosa, Colorado. Three 14,300+ foot (4359 m) peaks are visible towards the right: Ellingwood, Blanca (Sisnaajini), and Little Bear.
Three fourteen thousand foot (4268 meter) peaks, east of Alamosa, Colorado. Viewed in the summer time. The peaks, from left to right, are Ellingwood Point, Blanca Peak (Sisnaajini in Diné), and Little Bear Peak
What would it be like to travel to Delphi and meet the Oracle? Why did men seek her counsel? Why her? I used experiences from my travels and incorporated colors and symbols from earlier renditions of Oracles and Sibyls to create a plausible reality about being in the presence of the Oracle.
Visual art is constantly evolving. The only common denominator is the expression of human thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Is there a next step? Can there be art without humans? My allegorical paintings are painted in oil on canvas. I rarely use any mediums other than Gamsol solvent.