Thursday, June 27, 2019

Movie from 1967, "Portrait of Jason" documentary of an African-American Queen in New York City discussing himself

"Portrait of Jason"

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The Desert in Your Mind

It's not desert you see, it's desert you imagine inspired. Don't expect it to happen often, it doesn't.

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"Reaching the Mountain Top"

Here's a new piece from my trip in Puerto Vallarta available on a variety of products from

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"Peyote Dawn" Desert Landscape in Glistening Colors

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I've been in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta to be specific, for a month. During that time I've continued to create artwoks with the subject of deserts. Like I've been working on in Phoenix and Palm Springs, but the colors have been affected by the local environment. The landscape colors are more saturated, with less white and grey in colors than the desert. Also the culture is more saturated. It's less "beige," with more bustle, and reflected in local artwork, both contemporary and historical. The Huichol tribe dominates craft style, with intensely colored pattern paintings. Apparently, hallucinogenic experiences after consuming the Peyote roots (Mescaline) are an influence.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

"The Desert Within You"

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Gila River Desert Sunset from Redbubble

Gila River Desert Sunset available at Redbubble, Saatchi and Society6.



Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Cal Avocado in Puerto Vallarta. Low Budget Chicanada.

Got a room for $17.00 in Puerto Vallarta. Same place as last year. Bought some cleaning supplies and after a couple hours of scrubbing it's clean and smells like a Monsanto pine forest with the help of Pinol, a Mexican cleaning liquid and disinfectant. Since this room is on a top floor in a low priced hotel, the internet signal doesn't have enough strength to connect a laptop, so a Chicanada is required. I'm using a smart phone as a hot spot (router) and have reliable wifi internet access.

Something fixed the thrifty/cheap way.
Look at that car's bumper they busted a chicanada to make it stay in place.

by sweetmami619 April 15, 2007

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tiny Meat fears Blood Pressure Test at Medical Appointment By Cal Avocado (guest blogger)

Medical appointment yesterday was a horror show. My fear of Blood Pressure measure in highest bloom. The 2 alternating medical officials repeated "stay on task!" throughout the appointment. No chitchat, no discussion but pressing treatment. Heart Rate gushing high. It had been as low as 50's in the morning in my apartment and high as 116 in the angst of this measurement to be publicly executed in a window-less exam carton (room) augmented by officials nipping at me for more efficiency, less whining, less immaturity, less childishness, keep ever ahead. It was a tragedy. The highest official charged with my case ordered an EKG therewith and the sub-official administered it. Fortunately the results were normal. And the BP measurement was OK, in spite of Heart Rate scraping the sky, which was quite a surprise as BP readings at dentist and periodontist in recent memory have been faint worthy. The official attending me marveled at my anxiety levels I could have survived to 61. Moreover, she expressed surprise I'm not taking medications for a weak mind and opined we all have to die, qwitchyerbellyachin' little queen, old prune, bedbug, faggot. I'm castrated, as if testicles existed in the first place! She and her lieutenant shamed my coward. An embarrassing example for all. A disaster.

This morning in the privacy of my apartment, Blood Pressure was perfect 121/75 as hardly any anxiety. Death is almost preferable to a medical appointment with Blood Pressure test. Yet here I sit another morning. So not quite.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"Ajo" Desert Landscape

Ajo available at Saatchi Art

Inspired by Sonora Desert Landscape around Ajo, Arizona.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ambos Nogales Wall Mural from Society6

Driving around Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. This is the memory portrait that remains. Follow link to products:

Monday, April 15, 2019

La Finikera (Phoeniquera) from Society6 as a Mural and others.

La Finikera is nickname for Phoenix in the Latino Community. Maybe it will crossover to general use. Follow this link:

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Kino in Zipolite as a Mural from Society6

Imagine Father Kino, absent from La Pimeria (present day Sonora), transported from the 18th century to the 21st, looking out at the lush landscape from a balcony above the coastal landscape at Zipolite in Oaxaca, in complete relaxation.

Technical inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh, El Greco and David Hockney.

Prints, Murals and other products available at Society6, Imagekind and Redbubble.

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Busy Day in Purgatory

Started with a photographic image of a painting from 10 years ago and used it as basis of digital painting. The story develops from multiple trips along the border, from Nogales, AZ/Sonora, to Mexicali, Calexico Baja CA/California and Tijuana, San Diego Baja CA/CA. The Mexican side with it's much greater poverty and related effects on infrastructure and traffic, makes a big impact on my impression, wary of and attracted at once.

As a mural from Society6:

Monday, January 21, 2019

"Camelback Road," Phoenix Arizona. A mural and other products from Saatchi and Society6

An imaginary, nostalgic confection about Phoenix, Arizona and it's history and character as a newer city in the American Southwest.

"Camelback Road" Phoenix, Arizona Painting at Saatchi Art

As a mural from Society6: