Croquis Cafe is an ode to Edward Hopper’s Sunlight In a Cafeteria. Strong lines are offset by soft figures. Unlike the loneliness of a Hopper scene, here we have activity and movement in an art cafe. “Croquis” is the French for sketch.
This adds to my series of paintings echoing Van Gogh. The lark makes an appearance in the scrumbly, swilley sky as brightly dressed visitors head for the field.
This is another in a series of paintings based on pen and ink drawings done at the Palau de la Musica. There are normally tuba and contrabass sections of these symphonic bands.
This is after Van Gogh’s “Wheat Field with a Lark,” It is the fifth in the series, starring my wife Peg and my friend Vincent.
A Fauvish and expressionistic piece about the close relationship between the women. The visual weight of the red hair flows into the complements of yellow and blue, grounding the composition. Free flowing strokes and strong colors.
From my music series, Singer Sax Drummer is based on a drawing done at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia. I have included the drawing below. It is done in acrylics. There are two distinct planes. You see two instrument playing muses, one kicking her leg up. This painting is a fusion of automatic drawing and an abstract background with bright and strong colors.
Four Horns at Palau de la Musica
I continue the exploration of couples expressing affection. Here the image is the same as the first, but the treatment varies, and it is on paper versus wood, so the interaction between paint, medium a base offers additional variations.
“My favorite is Enamorado con Amor II Couple in Love with Love. You can feel the intensity. Just beautiful.” Arlene
Love takes many forms and we can always use more and can never have too much. We should not oppress it but encourage its flowering and deepen the bonds that hold us together.