Blog, New Pictures and Words

This is where I share thoughts and musings about new paintings, work from sketchbooks, and other things related.

“El Balcón” (A Balcony in Barcelona)

“El Balcón” (A Balcony in Barcelona)

    One summer morning here in Barcelona, nearly 10 years ago now, I was seated at my easel painting when suddenly I heard a woman singing a “copla” or Spanish ballad. Her voice was passionate, sonorous, and at the same time tender, wistful. I stopped what I...

read more
El Sueño (The Dream)

El Sueño (The Dream)

      The setting for this painting is the Mediterranean. It is a nocturnal scene and was inspired by places I have visited and know in the north along the coast, especially near the border where Spain meets France. In my art as in my life, I try to...

read more
The Star of Venus (The Wanderer) Woodcut

The Star of Venus (The Wanderer) Woodcut

    "Inanna’s Descent" is an ancient Sumerian myth. According to the story,  Inanna embarkes upon a voyage to the underworld to visit her sister, Ereshkigal. This is a shamanic journey, a voyage inward to recover lost or supressed parts of ourselves in order...

read more
On a Winter’s Night

On a Winter’s Night

    This woodcut was inspired by the winter holidays, the season of light.  The winter solstice, like the summer solstice, involves fire. However, the winter solstice is a more intimate time which lends itself better to indoor, domestic celebrations.  A...

read more
“Studio with Rocking Chair”, A Woodcut

“Studio with Rocking Chair”, A Woodcut

      This woodcut depicts my studio where I live in Barcelona, Spain. This is a place where I spend a lot of time working, making things, thinking, daydreaming. The output of my production has been mainly painting and drawing, so printmaking is...

read more
The Sparrow’s Song

The Sparrow’s Song

In Greek Mythology, the sparrow is  a sacred bird to Aphrodite and symbolizes true love and a spiritual connection.  For the past couple of years now I have found myself traveling down a spiritual path,  seeking and finding such a connection. This all started as  the...

read more
El Mercat de les Flors (The Flower Market), Barcelona

El Mercat de les Flors (The Flower Market), Barcelona

The Mercat de les Flors is a municipal theater in Barcelona, Spain. It was opened in 1983 in the former Palace of Agriculture, which was constructed on the occasion of the International Exhibition of 1929 in Montjuic and which later housed the central flower market....

read more
“La Violetera (The Violet Seller), Barcelona” A Sketch

“La Violetera (The Violet Seller), Barcelona” A Sketch

Yesterday I was downtown and had some time after an appointment, so I decided to do a little work in my sketchbook. The plan was to wander for a bit and draw whatever caught my eye. Anything,  or nothing would be fine too, it was a sunny day and nice just to be...

read more
Painting Spring, A Monastery and Blossoming Almond Trees

Painting Spring, A Monastery and Blossoming Almond Trees

Sant Jeroni de la Murtra is an old Gothic monastery located in the Valle de Belén (The Valley of Bethlehem), near the city of Badalona, not far from Barcelona. This is a very  inspiring location in which to paint and draw, go walking, or have a picnic. The surrounding...

read more

About Me

I am an American painter who lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Categories

Follow for updates

Pin It on Pinterest