Monday, July 8, 2019

In the style of Rembrandt - Girl in Red



This young girl dressed in red was cropped from photograph that included her mother. I suggest it is painted in the  the style of Rembrandt because of the lighting on the face and the hair disappearing into a dark ground.

oil painting
20" x  20" x 1 3/8"
$500

This price includes tax where applicable, shipping and a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.






Monday, June 17, 2019

Local Tourist in Kiva, Uzbekistan



The oil painting on the left shows the beauty of age. The woman has tied back her hair in a style typical of the Central Asia region.  Gold teeth are a sign of wealth in Uzbekistan.


Size: 20" x 20" x 1 3/8"
Price:  $500

Our price includes tax where applicable, shipping and a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.







Saturday, March 23, 2019

Uzbekistan - Cotton Picker




This woman is a cotton picker from Uzbekistan. She came up to me to have her picture taken as did many of the women.  I thought she was one of the most interesting. The scarf protects her face from the cotton dust as she works. 

My painting was accepted in the 2019 Marin County Fair!

Size: 20" x 20" x 1 3/8"
Price:  $650

This price includes tax where applicable, shipping and  a donation of 10% of your purchase price to the United Nations Foundation.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Namaskaram

           

                                                 
The photo of this boy was taken in Madurai, Tamil Nadu at the Meenakshi Temple. 

In the south of India holding the hands together in greeting is called namaskaram which is the same as namaste.   

Size: 20" x 20" x 1 3/8"
Price:  $500
This price includes tax where applicable, shipping and a 10% donation of your purchase price to the United Nations Foundation.    


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Girl from Kerala



This young girl was standing on the side of a canal in the backwaters of Kerala, India.  I was attracted to her impish face and kohl lined eyes. The kumkum mark on her forehead means she has been at a religious festival.

Her actual corsage was made from ribbons, but I changed it to orchids because so many are cultivated in Kerala.

Extreme monsoons and flooding are laying waste to this state and its people now, August, 2018.







oil on canvas
size - 20" x 20" x  1 3/8"
price - $500
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Friday, December 29, 2017

Sadhu in Sri Meenakshi Temple




This is a Sadhu or holy man I encountered outside the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Kerala, India.  Sadhus are religious ascetics respected by Hindus and Jains.  There are Kumkuma powder markings on his face.

oil on board
Size - 18" x  24" x 5/8"
Price - $650

This price tax where applicable, shipping and  a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Julia Knitting in Puno, Peru



oil on canvas
size - 20" x 20" x 5/8"
price - $500

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Julia knit sweaters for Hallet Handknits during the 1980's.  She is wearing the typical apron and bowler style hat used by the Quechua Indians of the altiplano. Note the circular knitting needles. This made the finished sweater seamless at the sides.






Sunday, October 8, 2017

Pa O Woman Myanmar


This Pa O woman is a towel seller from Myanmar. She has a towel wrapped around her head and in her arms are more towels. The turban head dress is typical and often red.

The Pa O are the seventh largest ethnic minority in Burma and the second largest in the Shan State. They are believed to be of  Tibeto-Burman lineage, and share the language and culture of the Karen people.

Unlike the Rohingya, they are a recognized ethnic group in Burma and Buddhist. However, due to military conflicts and lack of economic opportunity, many Pa O have migrated to northern Thailand.

Avocado Seller Myanmar

This is an oil painting from a photo I took in Myanmar of a local woman selling avocados.  Note that the light yellow line on the nose and right side of the face is not a highlight, but thanaka cream that is used for sun protection and as make-up.

Locals rub the bark of a tree on round stones and add water to make this paste for use by men, women and children.

Burmese Man at Sunset



I love to try and capture people in photos and then make them into art, in this  case oil paint. This man was standing on a beach of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar at sunset. He actually has on a t-shirt that says NASA. I did not paint the logo, but that t-shirt has definitely traveled!  


Si: 14" x 18" x  5/8"
Price:  $400

This price includes a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cuban Boy with SF 49rs Hat



oil on canvas
size - 20" x 20" x 5/8"
price - $500

This price includes a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.





 






I visited the Las Lajas center near Cienfuegos, Cuba in June 2016 and saw this  boy. I was touched by his "old soul" look. A member of our tour group had just given him an oversized SF 49rs hat. It sits heavily on his head. He is wearing a shirt that was made from a sack so the  brand new hat is in stark contrast. The background is a colonial blue door typical in Cuba.

 

Cuban Boy



Young Cuban boy standing in the doorway at the Casino de Cuba Santaria building. Note the faded colonial blue of the frame.

Santeria (Way of the Saints) is an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs and traditions, with some Roman Catholic elements added. The religion is also known as La Regla Lucumi and the Rule of Osha. 
Santeria is a syncretic religion that grew out of the slave trade in Cuba.


oil on canvas
size - 16" x 20" x 5/8"
price - $500
This price includes tax where applicable, shipping and a 10% donation to the United Nations Foundation.