Sunday, April 10, 2016

Paintings from My Trip to Cuba

This February I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Cuba - and paint!!!
100 of us participated in this adventure, thanks to Eric Rhoads of Plein Air Magazine who organized this Historic trip.   And it was perfect timing as I just happened to be in search for a way to get to Cuba to paint all those fantastic old cars.

The sights, the smells, the sounds, the colors, the cars and the people.  All made an ever-lasting impression on me.
While I was there I went entirely off the grid for the week, which was pretty liberating:-)  and it's been a bit of an overwhelming endeavor to blog about it since I got back :-)

I've been filled with gratitude for many more opportunities that have come from this trip and
you can read all about my experience in 2 articles written by local papers (see the links above), and you can also read my thoughts on the trip at

Turner Vinson created a video about our trip that you can see here.
See more of my photos on FB here

There are 2 gallery exhibits that I will be participating in:
The Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore, MD April 4th to May 24th
The McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD May 1st to June 26th

Coming up I will be posting the studio pieces I've created since I got back in the states, but
here are the pleinair sketches I did in Cuba:

"What's New becomes Old" Oil, 8x10"

"Built to Last" Oil, 12x9"

"Alley Patina", Oil, 8x10

"Renee's 56' Buick" Oil, 12x12"

"No Drama", Oil, 9x12"
"Ghosts of the Past", Oil, 12x12"
"Reina Maria"Oil, 8x10"

"Taller Experiential Graphica", Oil, 12x12"
"A Day in Cojimar - Passing Hemingway" 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Sue! It's an exciting country to share about!

  2. The video was interesting, and your work is wonderful! Love them all. Bet it was a blast seeing all the old cars, and painting them :)

    1. Thank you Sheila! I love that you took the time to watch the video:-))) That music just brings it all back! Yes, I couldn't get enough of all those cars!

  3. I love classic cars so it was a treat to see them painted so beautifully!!

    1. Thanks Millie!! That makes two of us classic car lovers:-))


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