Something Cool

A steamy hot day on Los Muertos Beach. You’re thirsty. Parched. You need “Something Cool”

A beach vendor appears with these satisfying tropical creations. He is handsome his tanned skin complimenting his white uniform. Muy guapo.

The title is from June Christy’s 1950s jazz standard.
“Something cool
I’d like to order something cool
It’s so warm here in town
And the heat gets me down, yes
I’d like something cool”


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México is my adopted home. I love its colors, beauty, vibrant life. And people, so kind, welcoming, and humble. And industrious. I admire their ability to create something beautiful from what seems like nothing. They will weave a palm frond into a bracelet or a hat. Or create works of art from pineapple and coconut. Women clustered under the bridge, expertly creating these wonders. Their husbands carry these wonderous creations in Coca-Cola walking on the hot sand, dressed in white, protecting them from the sun.

There is always a shaker of chile to add heat to the cool fruit. Mexianos like it “dulce y picante.”


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Entrada Rag, Matte Canvas Thin Stretched

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Basic Material & Edge | Finish options below

Fine Art Paper Finishing

Unless otherwise requested, all fine art paper prints will come with a one-inch border for ease of framing.   If you don’t want a border, let me know.  The art looks beautiful without a border “floated” (placed on top) of matte board. 

There are several options with deckled edge which should be floated on a matte.  Please contact me to discuss the options.

Canvas Stretching

I print on two types of canvas, matte finish (an elegant, smooth flat finish) and gloss finish (shinier and reflective).  In general, I prefer the matte finish.  These can be thin stretched on ¾ inch stretcher bars.  They can be hung unframed or framed.  Some pieces can be gallery wrapped where the image wraps around the side.  Or the side can be white, black or a complimentary color that I usually choose to go with the artwork.  There are other options.  You can have the canvas stretched over 1.5 inch stretcher bars, a dramatic look. 

Metal Prints

The metal prints have the look of a plexiglass or acrylic print and are more economical.

The Metal Print with a Float Hanger  

The surface white Gloss Metal Prints has a white base to maximize color and contrast. Its high gloss surface provides a metallic look while preserving the white points in an image. Final product should display high level luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

Metal Silver Gloss

The surface has a clear metallic base providing a true metallic look. Higher gloss surface allowing a more silver appearance. Provides a maximum luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

I am happy to provide advice on framing and can help you with this process.  Contact me.  I love to work with my clients!