Sunday, August 2, 2015


Dodge is *size* an oil painting on canvas.

 It was donated to the Tucson Museum of Art charitable show Ready, Set, D'Art.

Old Memories

Old Memories is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.

A family enjoying the classics at a Low Rider show. I was drawn to the series of circles dotting the scene and the diagonals which flowed across the composition. Old Memories was the name of the car club, evidenced on the banner hanging in the background. Someone in New York bought this one when it was in an art show out there; I guess car shows are not just a thing of the Southwest...

Tucson Low Rider

Tucson Low Rider is a 24" by 27" oil painting on masonite.

This piece was in the Tucson Museum of Art show As Real as it Gets: Super-Realism and Photo-Realism. The show ran through August 18, 2002, and my oil painting, Tucson Low Rider was displayed as a part of the exhibition. It is also in the Museum's permanent collection.

Profile in Glass

Profile in Glass is a 12" by 16" prismacolor pencil drawing.


Impala is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1995.

I liked the lady in the tie-dye shirt. To me, her stance echoed the "No Jaywalking" sign in the foreground, and she was intensely interested in the car, as well. I liked the Babar t-shirt on the figure behind the car, also.


Mickey's is a 16" by 22" watercolor painting.

I was the figure model; I made Bob take the reference photos. The still life of the restaurant struck me as a timeless element in the overlapping of images from the street.

For sale: $900 plus shipping and handling

B Cool

B Cool is a 16" by 24" prismacolor pencil drawing.

It is part of the Tucson International Airport Authority art collection. I liked the contrast of the reflections with the pattern of building and windows along the background.

Fat Truck

Fat Truck is a 16" by 24" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1996.

This was at a car show at Little Anthony's Diner. I enlisted my friend Sheryl (who was there with their Mustang) as a model along with my daughter, Cheryl. The fading sunlight was an interesting contrast to the neon light of the restaurant. I enjoyed the lights reflecting on the beautiful paint of Fat Truck. I think Cheryl was checking out her reflection! I have to be careful how often I use family as models; I find I become more attached to the finished work and am sad when it sells...

Sunset Park

Sunset Park is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.

Hedgehog Flowers

Hedgehog Flowers is a 24" by 33" prismacolor pencil drawing.

I was amazed by the delicate petals of these flowers and how they contrasted with all the needles they bloomed among. I also loved the colors and forms of the buds waiting to bloom. I abstracted the background elements to add emphasis to the flowers.

1 Hour Parking

1 Hour Parking is a 20" by 28" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1994.

This drawing was selected for a book cover on Chicano Popular Culture, a text by Charles M. Tatum.

For sale: $1500 plus shipping and handling

Limited edition signed print in an edition of 100. The image size is 20" x 28.5", with a one inch border on acid-free paper.

For sale: $150 plus shipping and handling

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New Style

New Style is a 20" by 30" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1994.

From a Low Rider show at the Tucson Museum of Art. I liked the couple in the background and how they contrasted with the reflected images on the cars.

#33 in Red and Green

#33 in Red and Green is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.

This was at a Casa de los Ninos car show at Reid Park. The occurrence of mostly reds and greens, complimentary colors, was very interesting to me, as well as the reflections in the side of the car.

#72 in the Shade

#72 in the Shade is a 16" by 24" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1992.

The reflection on the side of this car reminded me of the flames people sometimes paint onto their cars, or what my family likes to call "cars on fire."


Chevrolet is a 14" by 23" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1991.

I loved the way the sun backlit the people in the scene and also the happiness the women were sharing. The man and his daughter in the foreground seemed to share a bond which was special.