Rocío and I have opened up a shop on our site to sell prints of our paintings, sketches, and select photographs of mine featuring stuff in Oaxaca. Right now we can only ship within the U.S. and can only take Pay Pal as payment. You can see it here: https://lachilangaysupinchegringo.com/shop/

Atelier La Chilanga y su Pinche Gringo

Anunciamos la Gran Inauguración de nuestro taller/galería – Atelier La Chilanga y su Pinche Gringo. Presentamos las obras de Rocío Olguín Nava y Brian Parks. Paisajes, figuras y abstractos en óleo y acuarela. El taller será el sitio de varios talleres de pintura, encausto, y dibujo. Porfirio Díaz 719, Centro, Oaxaca. Junto a la plazuela del Mercado Sánchez Pascuas.

Announcing the grand opening of Atelier La Chilanga y su Pinche Gringo, roughly translated as Atelier The Girl from Mexico City and her F-ing Gringo.  Featuring the works of Rocío Olguín Nava and Brian Parks. Landscapes, figural, and abstracts in oil and watercolor. Eventually we’ll offer workshops in painting, encaustic, and drawing. Porfirio Díaz 719, Centro, Oaxaca. Next to the plaza of Mercado Sánchez Pascuas.

Habrá alcohol! There will be booze!

Viernes, 19 de octubre a las 19:00

Friday the 19th of October at 7:00 pm.



House of Many Colors, San Cristóbal de Las Casas

House of Many Colors, Oil on linen, 16x24, $960
June 11, 2016

I was strolling around San Cristóbal de Las Casas looking for a garden reported to be near a hotel. The garden wasn’t much to look at so I continued up a hill and came across this house. I knew I wanted to paint it the moment I saw it. Back in the studio, I knew I couldn’t paint a la prima (all at once) because there was so much texture in the painted stucco. So I took a little more time, laying down some light under coats using Liquin, a fast drying medium, then going into it with the color when it was nearly, but not completely dry. Continue reading House of Many Colors, San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Jardin Mexicano Ex Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

Jardín Mexicano, 16x20, Oil on linen, $840
October 3, 2015

So I kind of forgot to do in-progress shots, except the one after the first day. I started this before I took my vacation from retirement in the states. The trip was a nice break from howling dogs, sirens, church bells, processions, sky rockets, and drunk neighbors.image

I had a wonderful time with my kids and grandson. For the first time in my life I could say of them all, “the kids are going to be fine.” Jessie was so loving and hospitable, sleeping on her couch for so long. My relationship with Balloo, Jessie’s Dobermann, grew quite a bit, as far as I could tell. He’s a pretty stoic dog but does get excited after his evening walk. Connor is fine after crashing his motorcycle on the freeway. He has a lovely girlfriend and they both are motivated in their studies. Erica has a lovely life in L. A. and is growing in her ability to sew, with an eye in fashion design. We had several long satisfying conversations about past and present.

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