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Here a a few of my works on canvas; these are not available as prints nor over the Internet.

I use mainly acrylic and latex (which I like for providing flat, solid tones and the ease with which it can be poured or scattered onto the canvas). 

My most recent works are at the bottom of the page.

Art Center of Corpus Christi

I currently have works in the Members Gallery. 

Rain at Sunset - acylic and latex painting
Rain at Sunset
16" x 20"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited
Opus in Blue and Gold - acrylic and latex painting
burst - acrylic and latex painting
dancer- acrylic and latex painting
Dancer
16" x 20"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited
Opus in Blue and Gold
11" x 14"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited.

 

 

 

Symphony in Red - Acrylic and latex painting
Symphony in Red
30" x 40"
Acrylic and latex
Not for sale.


Alpha Burst
11" x 14"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited
Rapture - acrylic and latex painting
Check out the really bad photo of me (note eyes shut as if I had had more to drink that night than I actually had) with my work Fire and Rain, which won third place in the works on canvas category at the Art Center of Corpus Christi's All Members Show in April of 2008.  I had created the work only a week or so before entering it and it sold within two days of the exhibition opening.

The award took me completely by surprise and I felt very honored; especially because I had been painting on canvas less than a year and the competition judge was the Director of the Art Museum of South Texas
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Please note that the photo was taken by my girlfriend, Francene Kilgore Sanchez, who takes excellent photos and some of whose photos I have turned into digital artworks.  I , in my normally unkempt appearance, must take the blame for the hideous outcome of this photo.
meditation - acrylic and latex painting

Rapture
16" x 20"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited.

Meditation
16" x 20"
Acrylic and latex
Not currently exhibited
Honorable Mention for Works on Canvas, April, 2008
Break Out
22" x 28"
Acrylic and Latex
Not currently exhibited
Break out - abstract acrylic and latex painting

 

Tears
30" x 40"
Acrylic
Not for sale
Wave and Sun
16" x 20"
Acrylic and Latex
Not for sale
Wave and Sun - Representational acrylic and latex painting
World on Fire
30" Diameter
Acrylic and Latex
Not currently exhibited
World on Fire - Abstract acrylic and latex painting
Lightning at Sunset
22" x 28"
Acrylic and Latex
Not currently exhibited.
Lightning at Sunset - Representational acrylic and latex painting
Ragged Sun, Ragged Sky
22" x 28 "
Acrylic and Latex

On exhibit in the Members' Gallery at the Art Center of Corpus Christi

Ragged Sun, Ragged Sky - Representational painting in acrylic and latex
On March 28, 2010 I opened a small gallery at Third Coast Antiques, 4325 South Alameda in Corpus Christi.  I have only a few paintings (see below) and a few printouts of digital works for sale there now, but I hope to expand soon.  The store is open Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday until 6:00.
Tears - Acrylic Painting
Concerto for Blue and Red

Symphony in Blue and Red
24" x 48"
On exhibited at Third Coast Antiques
Acrylic and Latex Enamel on Canvas

Placed on this webpage on August 6, 2009

This was an experiment in using tints, tones, shades, and a triad color scheme in a color strategy.  I used dark shades from a spray can of maroon in the background to simulate depth with light tints in the foreground to stand out.  I was also experimenting with different abstract shapes to simulate movement and to catch the eye.  The large red and blue shapes in the middle ground were brushed on while the light yellow and light orange (not very discernible in this photo) streaks were slung from a small container of latex enamel.

Deconstructionist Sunset
Deconstructionist Sunset
24" x 48"
On exhibit at Third Coast Antiques
Acrylic and Latex Enamel on Canvas
Placed on this webpage on August 6, 2009

This is another experiment in color strategy using a combination of complementary colors and abstract shapes to simulate movement, in this case, of the sun's rays.  The main concept behind this work was to use lighter tones in the center with gradually increasing darker shades toward the edges so that the center of the painting would almost appear to glow.   The exceptionally strong lines leading to the vanishing point are to provide a dynamic shape/feel to the work and are intended to contrast against the much more sedate shades of violet in the horizontal.   Although the darker details of this work are not readily visible due to the less-than-average photo quality, I think the viewer will understand the general principles of this painting.
Comet -- acrylic on cavas
Comet
30" x 40"
Acrylic and latex enamel on canvas
On exhibit at Third Coast Antiques
Placed on this webpage January 31, 2010


Here I experimented with creating highlights with a subtractive process.  I put on a layer of various shades of blue, then scraped them off with a putty knife to reveal the white canvas beneath.  I then dribbled on the thin orange-yellow-red paints to symbolize a comet darting across the night sky against the Milky Way or a nebula in the background.  I used darker, warm tones in the lower left fading to lighter warm tones in the upper right attempting to evoke a feeling of distance.
concerto for orange, yellow, and blue
Concerto for Orange, Yellow, and Blue
36"x48"
Acrylic and latex enamel on canvas
Not currently exhibited
Placed on this webpage January 31, 2010


Here I experimented with cool, dark shades forming a background and placed warm colors on top of them to stand out in the eye of the audience.   I did not want to overwhelm the viewer or make him/her feel the scene was busy, so I kept the warmer colors to a minimum.  I also wanted the warm tones to provide a contrast in shape to the cool tones, so the warm tones consist mainly of straight lines.  I am beginning to find that patches of what might be termed "aggressive" colors seem more peaceful if spaced apart, such as the orange and yellow are here.