June 15, 2014


Still Life - Gramma's Flowers
oil on canvas board

My grandmother was an extremely talented Artist. Her first oil painting, in 1963, was a still life:  Chrysanthemums. She so inspires me, then and now, and I have attempted to re-create her painting. Though she was far more talented than I, I hope to continue to grow and learn, and aspire to have just a little of her beauty in my artwork. She was taught at University of Mexico, and learned lots of traditional styles in the tradition of the academy model (so-to-speak), but had such a wealth of knowledge and such wonderful training. 
In this day of the post-modern, and/or contemporary, or whatever phase of Art "History" we may be in, I hope that I can glean from her commitment