Saturday, March 01, 2008


My resource for this painting was a picture I took of a ginger in my mom's backyard in Venus Gardens, San Juan Puerto Rico. She was living there until recently and many things have changed in her house since she was hospitalized in December. The trees were cut down and her house is being refurbished from the inside out. All for the better. My sisters and brothers all deserve the credit for her care and all the hard work they are putting in to make sure she will be well taken care of.

She had the loveliest ginger there and this painting depicts them and represent a bygone time.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Otra Palma

Another palm tree
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Tropical Breakthrough

A bushy Palm. Actually itis three in one.
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Monday, February 25, 2008

Two recent paintings

If I could go to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall, that would be a dream. I had the pleasant experience to go to the Oceefenocee State Park in Georgia when I went to Roman's wedding, but seeing the fall leaves in all their glory would be breathtaking. So since I can't go now, I thought I would try to paint them. It is my second attempt.

Next mi mata de platano 2. In other words another plantain leaf.
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

What 's in a weekend?


I know I am getting so boring with only paintings, but it's a passion I have which I had sealed and bottled up for so many years. Each time I paint, I feel I am learning a new stroke, a new angle, and sometimes things I wasn't expecting appear leading me to become a better painter.

Last week I showed my paintings to Maria and Aida, some Puerto Rican ladies at work and they both requested a Flamboyan. So by popular request, here is a Flamboyan I think I can be proud of, other than my abstract one. This one isn't quite finished, but it's getting there.

Then Rose B., my friend from Brooks, Alberta went with her hubby, Harry to Jamaica. She took a beautiful picture of the Caribbean or Atlantic (don't know which) from the resort they were staying at. The big difference is that Harry was visible in her picture taking a dip in the middle of the picture, while in my rendition Harry is swimming underwater.

Finally, a very exhausted Annie and family stopped over in Orlando and because their flight was delayed I got to spend a couple of hours with them at the airport. We went to the food court and hung out in the center where there is a saltwater aquarium surrounded by comfortable sofas and chairs, which make it a perfect family room setting. The girls ran around the aquarium under our watchful eye and started getting happy again. They snacked, relaxed, played at the arcade with their daddy, Annie and I got to chat and visit, and by the time they left everybody was happy and ready for the final lap home.

The weekend is not quite over but it has already been quite nice.
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