'tis the season

This gallery will be chock full of seasonal spendors. From the darkness of Halloween to all that's merry and bright, as well as personal seasons. As said in that ancient text; a time and a season for everything, even to indulge in seasonal art, year round.

Part of the 'Matters of the Heart' triptych created for that Valentine vibe, 'Queen of Her Heart' does not wait for red roses to be delivered...not when she can paint them herself. This queenly beauty uses 37 texture layers and a romantic red color palette. And of course the exoticism that is much a part of my repertoire.

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QUEEN OF 
HER HEART
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The second piece in the 'Matters of the Heart' triptych 'The Heart of the King' is a stylized version of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...the king of all kings, rendered in bold, passionate colors.

THE HEART OF
THE KING
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The third piece in the 'Matters of the Heart' triptych is of and for my daughter, who was an almost Valentine baby. Although born one day shy, on the 13th, she still owns my heart.

JADE, QUEEN OF
MY HEART
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A piece of recently created art for that Valentine vibe. Some wear their hearts on a sleeve (low hanging fruit), some wear theirs on a barbed wire fence. Come and get it M'fers! Barbed Wire Heart is more graphic than my usual fare, but no less stunning if I may say so myself.

BARBED WIRE 
HEART
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Fall boasts foliage with vibrant color, even in Southern California (contrary to popular belief). There's a crispness in the air along with the excitement of the coming holiday season. To convey that excitement I used a bold and energetic color palette, not typical of the usual Fall colors, while adding a bit of Japanese flair for the exoticism that's much a part of my artworks. 

FALL FEELS LIKE
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LAST DATE

Spiffed up skellies steppin' out on a cool October night. Their last date. Forever. The theme of this piece was inspired by a piano tune with the same name by Floyd Kramer. Something so mid-century honky tonk that I couldn't help but place these lovely bones in an old Ford, adding a bowtie for vintage vibe. But the piece de resistance is the iconic pine tree deodorizer hanging from the rearview mirror.

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SUGAR SKULL
PIN UP

Sugar Skull Pin Up is a delightful dark character decked out in her gothic best in best pin-up pose under a full, beauteous moon. Check out my blog to view a short demo of how an earlier version of this multi-layered beauty was created. 

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Originally created as a winter-themed contest entry, Winter Meet Solstice uses a cool palette not typical of this artist who has an affinity for warmth in color and climate. This piece represents winter chill, the shortest day of the year and a very, merry Krampus.

WINTER MEET SOLSTICE
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Accord was another piece that was created as part of an artist mindset class assignment. I pumped this piece out in less than 2 hours; at the time I was truly inspired. Giving of the heart is an emotional master mix...there's vulnerability, trust, the exquisite care both giver and receiver must impart. When done during proper season and an accord is reached, It's a beautiful and powerful thing.

ACCORD