Estación de tren abandonada (Abandoned Train Station)

As we drove alongside the Andes mountain range in the province of Mendoza, train tracks that followed the road (actually its probably the other way around) dipped in and out of sight. It became more and more obvious that the tracks are no longer used as we got higher in the mountains. We passed sections […]

Quebrada de Cafayate

Just outside of the town of Cafayate, in the province of Salta, the national route 68 winds through Quebrada de Cafayate. The road follows a river through a gorgeous red rock canyon. Desert temperatures encouraged me to paint quickly. I started this landscape painting on site and just now finished it up in the studio. […]


I was talking to a beginning plein air painter the other day about blocking in paintings, so I thought I would share this experience. I painted this piece on my friend’s ranch. Animals are great to practice block-ins because they don’t stand still for long. Below is my initial block in. As you can see […]

Random Photo #7

Carnaval in the northern provinces of Argentina is unlike any other. Pagan fertility rituals are combined with modern day mardi gras festivities. People, houses, cars and businesses are guaranteed prosperity, (or fertility) after they are surrounded by costumed revelers sprayed with beer and then plastered with flour. A marching band plays raucous music (the same […]

Random Photo #6

The devil cutting loose.