Monday, September 29, 2008


Title: Walter's Watermelons
Image size: 24 x 30 in.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


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Welcome to my latest work.
Here is Walter's big red barn loaded with crates of watermelons.
This season has produced a bumper crop!
Notice the cat on the roof.

Here he's loading up the trailer for delivery and going back for more watermelons.

The kids love to drop by for some free slices at the tasting station.

Close up pic of the boys and girls enjoying the sweet watermelons...
ahhh... the unforgettable leisure days of summer!

Grandpa knows best, he always picks the sweetest watermelon...
not necessarily the largest one.

Little girl and dad have selected their picks of the day.

These happy chickens enjoying their fills from the abundance of watermelon seeds and scraps.

Of course, the ever present gift shop in most of my paintings... it has many things on sale for those who love watermelon designs: Quilts, fashion, toys, home accessories and knick-knacks.

This boy is having a hard time convincing his pet goat to pull his cart of watermelons!


Brings back good memories of summer days gone by.

I hope you enjoy my latest work. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Title: Aunt Abby's Apples
Image size: 24 x 30 in.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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Welcome to my blog and see my latest work. It is all about apples from the farm of Aunt Abby.

... and here's the Star of the show... Aunt Abby!!!

The Cidery. It too has the AA's Apples logo painted at the back facade.

Buckets of freshly picked big red delicious apples are being sorted out for delivery.

A stuffed straw mannequin of Aunt Abby welcomes buyers at the bakeshop. Check out the goodies from the apple farm... cider, juice, jams, wine, butter, and others.

You can almost smell the aroma of freshly baked apple pies, struddles, cakes, fritters, dumplings, etc.

Yummy apple candies in various dippings of caramel, with dark chocolate chunks & marshmallows, M&M's, sprinkles, peanuts, and coconut shreds.

Here's the Chef cooking up another batch of caramel for more apple candies.

The kids love to watch how apple candies are made. Meanwhile the cats love to chase each other up the apple tree.

Apple quilts for sale... and there are more quilts in the shop... all made by Aunt Abby from original designs created by Wilfrido.



Friday, July 11, 2008


Title: Kirby's Cats
Image size: 24 x 30 in.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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This is the rustic shop-by-the-sea that I've been wanting to paint for a long time... finally it's done! I have collected so many cat/nautical ideas to be thrown in here but finally just used less than half as I run out of space to place them!

This is the Main Gallery... buyers are welcome to browse and shop to their hearts' delight!
I named this shop Capt. Kirby's and it has a website at www, but don't attempt to visit as it exists only in my painting!

They sell everything needed by the lobster catchers.
On SALE... brand new lobster traps for only $49.99 each! A great way to beat inflation.

Farther off are lobster boats... these are Capt.Kirby's best customers for new traps and buoys.

Here is Grandpa working on his ancient boat.

An eye-catching wood-carved watcher set high above the shop... a well-known landmark in this part of town.

Yes... we also sell boat paint! Any color can be mixed up in a jiffy.
The Master Wood-carver and family at work... creating more "Capt. Kirby" wooden figures, the shop's best seller.

Gray cat loves to lie down on cool cedars fresh off the lumber yard.

Everything in this big pile of nautical stuffs are on sale... except the cats!
Colorful handcrafted whirligigs and carvings beckon art lovers to come and buy.

True to Chinese proverb... colorful whirligigs in motion... bring in good feng shui to any garden.
A rare antique find... the sailor cat that eats a balance diet!

A close-up pic of the stuffs on sale... antique buoys, oars, decoy, and other goodies for the collectors.

More arts and crafts and seashells... fresh starfish are also available.

Capt. Kirby at the beach... one of the coolest summer decors for your beach house.

Enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Title: Purr-fect Blooms
Image size: 24 x 30 in.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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It's spring time and Purr-fect Blooms is all aglow with colorful flowers! This is a little sea-side garden shop with some of most beautiful fresh flower arrangements this part of town. This morning as usual the shop owners are busy taking care of the plants and keeping an eye on the playful kittens.

A close up shot of the old lighthouse which for many years serves as a faithful beacon to ships that pass this way.
This schooner code named C4T5, also known as the "Cats" to the locals, sails off early ahead of the weekend crowd.
Here I painted one of the shop-owners preparing the pot for more topiaries. The scene looks simple now that it is done, but at the start it was a bit daunting figuring out how to position and paint the various objects that will overlap each other.
The park-like yard is turned into a great display area for many garden goodies.
I particularly like whirlygigs... whenever I see one I always think the inventor must be pretty clever coming up with a great design that actually works.
This is a great original idea for a fountain-birdbath, featuring a sculpture of Jonah Cat with a water-spouting fish!

A closer look at the various garden ornaments for sale. For years, I saw the 'stooping lady' in many gardens, so I'm a bit worried it may look tired and dated; but then can it be worse than the pink flamingo? So here she is... and I've given her a pet cat!
As always, I must have my favorite pet in my painting. Here are some mischievous kittens having fun... exploring the garden's every nook and cranny. I have some of them chasing butterflies that were attracted by the wonderful scent of spring flowers.
It's spring time!

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