Coyocán Corner, Mexico City

Coyocán Corner, Oil on linen, 16x20, $800
June 24,2016

Coyocán (place of the coyotes) is a lovely borough of Mexico City.

Borough of Coyocán
Borough of Coyocán

It reminds me of Capitol Hill in Seattle or Silver Lake in Los Angeles. It was the first capitol of New Spain from which Cortés directed the Spanish conquest of Mexico City. He maintained an hacienda there.  This is the corner of Carrillo Puerto and Francisco Ortega.

Tourist map of Coyocán
Tourist map of Coyocán

It’s the home of Frida Kahlo and the place where Leon Trotsky was murdered in his study. Continue reading Coyocán Corner, Mexico City

Oaks and Vines – Santa Ynez Wine Country

Oaks and Vines, Oil on linen, 16x20, $800
December 14, 2015

Here’s the latest. During my last visit stateside in September I spent my usual 4 days visiting my daughter, Erica, in Los Angeles. I love my visits there. She lives in a nice apartment in Silver Lake. She has a very nice life there, well-connected with her neighbors, loved by all the baristas and wait staff in the many cool restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. The temperatures were shooting up above 90, so one day we, Erica, Tino the amazing dog, and I fled to the coast where it was 15 degrees cooler.

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Another Guanajuato callejón

Guanajuato Callejón 3, 20x16, Oil on linen, $800
August 23

imageI started this one yesterday. This is a scene from near the city center down in the valley. The hills above will be crowded with colorful houses stacked up like leggos. This was shot my first day there after some light rain, providing nice contrast between the buildings and the road’s glare.

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