Sunday, September 29, 2013

La Noche - Cuenca, Ecuador

La Noche....night in Cuenca, Ecuador.  This painting brings back many fond memories....for me, my purpose for painting.  What fond memories do you have that should be memorialized in paint?
I have laid out my next painting...if I don't mess it up it will be kind of a humorous take on painting outdoors.  Please return in a few days to see where this is going.  Thanks for checking in....Mark

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cuenca New Cathedral

Cuenca , Ecuador is a city that Elke and I have taken a major liking to.  On one of our trips there I photographed what's known as the "New Cathedral".  Started in 1885 this beautiful cathedral who's real name is Cathedral of the Immaculate Reception was built to replace the "old Cathedral" which was started in 1567 and had become too small for the growing city.  These two cathedrals face each other standing opposite at either end of Parque Calderon.  Parque Calderon is the center of Cuenca in the historic district.  What excites me about this painting is the variety of colors that exist even though it is a night photograph.  On this particular trip we were there a couple of weeks before Christmas, so the parque was full of food booths which added additional light and colors.  It's great to do a painting that brings back fond memories...I've been working on it for about 10 days, and have another 10 or so to go...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Just received the email with my photographer's digital image of the 3 pelicans.  Maybe I hadn't mentioned before, but every time I complete a painting prior to taking it in to get framed I have it photographed.  My photographer is also the person who does my Giclee prints.  So, anyhow, the photos of my work when they are completed are better then the ones I take with my cell and upload here while I am creating.  I'm having a hard time naming this finished painting, if you have a recommendation please pass it you go...