Art on Calle Cuauhtémoc

imageI am hanging paintings for my show opening Monday December 19 from 6-9 p.m. at my studio Cuauhtémoc 635 in downtown Puerto Vallarta, save the date!

I have added the watch cat of Cuauhtémoc, Oscar, to the painting of Don Max who brings his daily catch of red snapper to the market.  I may keep adding the various creatures, the iguanas, birds and butterflies too; all giving comfort to the neighbours as we carry on with our daily routines.  So reassuring, everything must be alright because there is Oscar, sitting pretty, as he did for his portrait.

Join us to celebrate.  www.angelinekyba.com  tel. 222-4238  cel. 322-147-0955

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September Squirrel, painting in oil

I could title this Fall in Canada where the squirrels are dashing about hanging from branches and scurrying up tree trunks gathering nuts and seeds.  A delight to see and paint with their fluffy tails and big black eyes, do they recognize me?  I titled this a painting to see it it would show up better on google, it is  oil on wood, 8×8″img_0140

Denise, oil on canvas, 74 x 45″

I am still unpacking early works that were left behind when I moved my studio to Mexico, works I did in my Toronto studios, this from my Manning Street studio in an old bottling works factory building.  The cement in the walls was mixed with horse hair and this apparently made the building difficult to tear down although it was torn down after I left, Denise was in it at the time they came with ball and chain to knock it down.  Big factory walls made for big paintings, here I am now back in Canada in a small space doing small painting part of the year, big old buildings torn down and areas gentrified.  I met an artist who had been in Toronto working in the 70s and 80s and we talked of how we had to keep moving further out from Yonge Street, Dupont Street, Spadina, Manning until I ended up in Mexico and he on Vancouver Island, keeping a low overhead, who knew when money would be coming in.

Sweet Peas in the City, oil on canvas, 12×14″

Plein-air painting the last of the sweet peas.  There was construction both in front  of me and behind and I thought of Van Gogh alone in open fields as I painted in this city of relentless condo construction.  Still, the gardens flourish and these are the last of the sweet peas in August.image