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Paintings

TURKEY IN JULY?

Turkey, garage sale series, 8  x 10, oil on canvas, 2009. 

ELEGY TO A GOOGIE

A Googie. Star-Telegram Classifieds Annex / Tarrant Savings Association Bldg. , 21 x 17, oil on canvas, 2007. "Googie" is an architectural term for futuristic, space-age design popular from the late 1940s to the mid 60s. This 1960 building at 600 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas, was a daring example of the style and reflected the the vitality & optimism of the time. It was ready to be saved & restored, but didn't quite make it.

WHAT NOW?

CHAMPIONS and CONQUERORS, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2004 

SELKIES

Selkies, 9 x 12, oil on canvas, 1995. Selkies are mythological creatures found in Scotland, Ireland & Iceland. Selkies are seals who shed their skin to become human. They are known as gentle creatures who are beautiful when in their human form.

FABRIC & MORE

Fabric Table, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2011

SHELF LIFE

Shelf Life, 16 x 20, oil on canvas, 1995. moving quickly with buoyant animation from childhod to adolescence  

FRIEND

PigPig, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2004. She was someone to sit with and contemplate the meaning of life. 

GARDEN-MADE

Blue Lake Beans, 12 x 12, oil on canvas, 2007. Starting in 2007 I painted all grocery-store bought & home-grown fruit & veggies on a 12 x 12 format.

SNOW

Feburary Snow, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2010 

CASHIER

Cashier, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2004 

TIPPY-TOES

Tippy-Toes, ​8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2005. Wonderful spirits come in all shapes-n-sizes, this one is a dog named Tippy-Toes and she was well loved. 

TANGERINES

Clementines, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2001    

APPLE OF MY EYE!

Apples, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2002. One spring, each of our kids picked a fruit tree to plant in our yard. This painting shows the first harvest of my son, Dillon's apple tree. We made a pie from these apples, YumYum! Even better was the taste when eaten fresh. I'd forgotten what a fresh-off-the-tree apple tasted like. 

ACTION!

Super Heros, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2004 (Garage Sale Series). Another west-side Fort Worth garage sale. Mostly toys, 1980's stuff. Toys that had seen action such as powder burns, missing limbs. Some of the figures were reinvented as variations on a Frankenstein theme. Naratives must've played-out in the kid's imagination. Similar to what happens when a director makes a movie. Molding and shaping the actors to tell the story.

FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?

I am Garlic, 12 x 12, oil on canvas, 2009. I ate it raw like an apple as a kid, spitting the paper-like covering to the ground. Grow it in the garden to encourage the roses. When my kids were younger, we made the "One and Only Garlic Spaghetti" to help celebrate state occasions such as; a open house, an award, a performance or science fair at the school. We ate a whole lot of garlic, still do.   

MORE STUFF...

Radio, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on cavas, 2004

TIME, TIME, TIME

Meadowbrook Time Pieces, garage sale series, 8 x 10, oil on canvas, 2008 

HOMEGROWN

Buddha + Purple Peppers, 12 x 12,  oil on canvas, 2008. 

FRACKED

Fracked, 60 x 96, featured in, FRACKASO!, an anti-fracking exhibition at ESPERANZA PEACE & JUTICE CENTER in San Antonio, Texas.