Friday, January 2, 2015

Merida, Mexico Cathedral fine art painting "draws" rave reviews

Ta Da!  It's always a pleasure to get some critiques and comments on a new completed painting. It's time to let go and let it be finished. The black canvas format is what made Merida, Mexico Cathedral, stand out among the other paintings of mine on display. It is a bittersweet farewell to this painting as it hangs in the Mellwood Arts Center Gallery with my current exhibit, "Seasons ," which has been extended through February. If you haven't got out to see it, stop by the Mellwood Arts Center Bridge Gallery, Louisville, Ky. Merida is available for purchase at

Friday, December 5, 2014

Black Canvas Majic -- Merida, Mexico Fine Art Painting to Emerge

Painting on a black canvas is a different experience than painting on the typical ho-hum white canvas. I am able to use a host of colors that normally might appear dull, and that wouldn't stand out, but upon a black background, have the appearance of more pigment.

This painting is taken from a postcard from Merida, Mexico, at night. The glistening streets and subtle green flashes of light, and the greenish glow will be really fun to recreate.