Just finished a new painting and I had the audacity to give it a name in Spanish; if I screwed up blame it on Rosetta Stone.
So here it is : The Blue Devil and the Bull.
El Demonio Azul y el Toro
oil on canvas
16 by 20 inches
detail of blue devil
This is a small painting, I was playing about with visual language, notably how to treat a body of water. Still playing with barren environments and themes of loneliness and isolation. Living in the desert is a rich resource for that sort of mood. I have a few more small paintings nearing completion which I hope to post shortly. Also noodling within my head with what may be another very large painting. Perhaps one more large canvas before I leave this desert for good…
Have a happy Labor Day,
take care, namaste,
This just popped up on my Facebook feed, couldn’t help but to post it; yet another subliminal influence.
4 thoughts on “El Demonio Azul y el Toro”
I love many things about your paintings, one of them being the way you use colour and put colours together in such a confident and unusual way. It gives each painting such an individual character, I don’t know many artists who can do this!
Thank you my friend, sometimes I am self conscious about my love of color. But I trust my instincts and so far I have been happy. For twenty plus years I had been subjected to the “good taste” of interior decorators, bland as hell exercises in an infinite array of beige. Now I am free and I haven’t met a cadmium yellow, ravishing orange or refreshing turquoise that I haven’t loved deeply. So thank you for the compliment, you know I admire your work, and your use of color.
HA! what a synchronicity!
i, too, absolutely adore your color choices, your spanish is excellent, kudos to rosetta stone 🙂
that toro looks absolutely saucy, i believe he will give the blue demon some second thoughts…
I hadn’t thought toro saucy but yes I think you are right!