Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Capt is painting again!


Like me, he tends to work best on a deadline. So he signed up for a benefit art show this Sunday afternoon at the marina. Not satisfied to show only the work he did years ago, he rented space in a local consignment store for a studio, and he's been producing some more oils: all scenes of Mexican life, but different from the usual images you might expect. A man washing a red Volkswagen at the park in Guaymas. A chubby little boy with his puppy. A girl striding past a hole-in-the-wall taco stand. A man securing his dinghy at the marina.

He's done watercolors in the past, but he seems to prefer oils now, so he'll be exhibiting both. Here are some examples of his work, at his online gallery. But now that he's done so much more work, he's going to have a lot of new images to upload, when he gets a breather.

Did I mention how proud I am of him?

As though he didn't have enough pressure on him, we are also going to perform three hours of jazz at the art show. So when he's not painting, we're practicing.

Here's a watercolor he did of a parakeet we had for 11 years. He may have a hard time selling this one...lots of sentimental value for him.

8 comments:

Tancho said...

That is some nice talent, the painting shown in the web site are something I would love to own a few of....

Calypso said...

Being partial to birds I can say the work is well done - thanks for sharing it.

Steve Cotton said...

Nice work. Who says retirement holds no adventures?

jomamma said...

Oh my gosh, he's awesome! I love the car wash... so cute, bound to sell. I can't wait to see all his work.

1st Mate said...

Tancho - wait till you see some of the new oils he's done. I will insist he get them on the website after the show... hoping he'll have to indicate SOLD on some of them!

Steve - Retirement? We're working harder than ever! But at least we're doing what we want to do.

Anonymous said...

i had no idea that the captain is so talented. great work! i would keep the one of the parakeet if i were him.

have a great wekend!

teresa

Felipe Zapata said...

Dang, that guy's got talent.

222 said...

Amazing talent!!! I bet Jim could make some money painting folks' boats!
He's gooooood!!!!