Tonala-style Doves. Acrylic on paper. 8″x8″ (20cm x 20cm). The excerpt from a charming poem written by Louisa May Alcott.
Tonala-style Parrot, “Oscar”. Acrylic on paper. 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm). Encircling words are a Chinese Proverb “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.)
Alley Artifacts #7. Watercolor on paper. 6″ x 9.25″ (15cm x 23cm).
These are all objects I see while walking through neighborhood alleys as well as signs from older businesses what no longer exist such as A&A Fish. Many homes have these metal decorative suns.
Tonala-style cat #7. Acrylic on paper. 7″ x 7″. Named “Salvador” for the artist who also has an extravagant mustache.
Alley Artifacts #6. Watercolor on paper. 6.5″x10″. All of these images come from things I see while walking through older Denver neighborhoods. Some like the “Eat In Take Out” sign are from places that no longer exist. I like painting these pictures of a grittier, less gentrified Denver.
Tonala-style dog, “Rudo.” Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 8″. He’s a little fierce-looking thus the name, “Rudo” (Badass).
Tonala-style hedgehog, Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 6.5″. Hedgehogs are so endearing and I painted one in the style of Tonala, Mexico.
Watercolor on paper. 5″x9″ (13 cm x 23 cm). All of these images are of things I find while walking through my neighborhood.
Tonala-style dog, “Arturo.” Acrylic on paper. 7″ x 7″ (17cm x 17cm). I used to own a plaster statue of the RCA “His Master’s Voice” Jack Russell Terrier. Arturo’s profile is copied from this statue and decorated with traditional Tonala patterns.
This little piggy has pesos! Acrylic painting of an Tonala-style piggy bank in a circle of Pesos. 7″x7.”