Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Mexico....Cloud Paradise

I've been chasing clouds and painting skyscapes since 2012. It looks like I am in the right place! Which ones are your favorites?

A: Santa Fe

B: Albuquerque

C: Santa F

D: Albuquerque

E: Santa Fe

F: Santa Fe

G: Santa Fe

H: Santa Fe

I: Santa Fe

J: Santa Fe

K: Albuquerque

L: Santa Fe

M: Albuquerque

N: Santa Fe

O: Albuquerque

P: Santa Fe

The New HQ for Reyes Fine Art Is Here!

Never thought I'd be living in the house at the end of the cul-de-sac, but here we are!
We're incredibly grateful and proud to call this "Home". 
After nearly 12 years in Los Angeles, Rachel and I purchased a home in Santa Fe, NM that has a studio for her inside and a detached garage that has been converted into my very own workspace. It's been a labor of love getting here, prepping the space, repainting, hanging lights, building custom art and tool storage. But every second has been worth it…and I even got back to making art to celebrate and christen the new HQ of Reyes Fine Art. Come inside…



"Barcelona No. 1" is on the easel. It got started in LA, and will be finished
here in Santa Fe. 

Our boys, Giaco (short for "Giacometti") and Buddy the Beagle, trying out the studio accommodations. Buddy came with us from California and Giaco is a mini-schnauzer/terrier pup we adopted from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in May.
I built this table in my first live/work loft in downtown LA in 2004. It's served me well as evidenced by the pic to the left. It made the journey to New Mexico and I felt it appropriate to give it a second life as I get a fresh start here as well.
"Thunderhead (Albuquerque)"
Pastel and graphite on paper
18 x 36"
"Aero No. 12 (Spanish Descent I)" to the left, and "Aero No. 13 (Spanish Descent II)".
Both are acrylic paint on canvas panel and each is 20 x 10."
While these are not the first pieces of art I've made in New Mexico (having traveled and painted here regularly since 2008), they are the first drawings and paintings created in my new studio and as an official resident of this great place.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

An Aerial View Painting Inspired by Spain

My latest painting began live at a special event at Will Leather Goods in Venice on Nov. 22, 2014 (see that story HERE). Since then, this piece has evolved dramatically and my progress and the final painting are presented below. This one has been a wild ride and way more challenging than I anticipated. Sometimes it goes that way, but the education en route is well worth it!

It was inspired by my window seat view of the Spanish countryside moments before landing at Aeropuerto Adolfo Su├írez Madrid-Barajas. Beginning with Madrid, the places I visited and the things I saw on that trip opened the door to a change in painting style and sharpened my focus on subjects important to me.

10 Stages of Aero No. 14

Aero No. 14 (Miami -> Madrid) | Acrylic on birch panel | 46 x 23"
(Complete painting to the Left, plus extreme closeups to the Right)

Actual scale of Aero No. 14