Friday, December 24, 2010

Wat is het Koud

(Wat is het Koud--after a winter folksong from Flanders)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Волшебный Мир

(Волшебный Мир--Volshebnyj Mir--A Magical World--Petya Rostov)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Zamorozhennoe Ozero

(Замероженное озеро--A Frozen Lake)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Corinna, Corinna, way across the sea
Corinna, Corinna, way across the sea
Ain't done no good, babe, since you left me...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recent paintings can also be found on


It looks like the two sites will be working in parallel...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It may well be time to make the transition from Lugares Sueltos to a new blog, КУСОК ХЛЕБА (that's Russian for "a piece of bread..."), where for now the painting posts will continue...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Alice (Russian Fields)

This began, oddly enough, with a copy of one of Leonid Pasternak's paintings--a very Russian scene with four young men seated around a table--each one in his own psychological reverie--reading, contemplating... The original has a fine sense of atmosphere--the modeled grays of the walls, a touch of pink ochre and raw sienna--the whites of their shirts shifting from warm to cool. But the liquid quality of the painting didn't come though, and I found myself eliminating figures--until all that remained was the young man on the left, seated, with a book... Gradually transposed into the figure of my mother (the 15th of January being her birthday)...the way I remember her (is that the word--it has more to do with a sense of gesture, really) also seated, reading, contemplating...