BIOGRAPHY
Born: Oct. 25, 1943 , Porterville, California, USA
Over the next months, I will place paintings I have done
over the years.
Only the most recent ones were painted with my discovery
and formulations of the revolutionary grinding oil and
method known as the " CALCITE SUN OIL/ EMULSIONS"
method.

As a kid in elementary school, I began drawing by copying
the cartoon characters of my day. Andy Panda, Bugs
Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Mighty Mouse and others.
As I got older, I was attracted to  pictures of horse, cows
and nature, but always continued to draw cartoons. When
I was 10, my mother bought us a full set of World Book
Encyclopedia/ Children's version. I discovered all the
greatest painters and they became my guides, as I wanted
to paint like them.

I began to oil paint in 1956, when I was about 13. I studied
the books and articles of the famous artist and art
educator, Mr.
Frederic Taubes ( 1900-1981). I followed
his advice and used his
solvent, resin drier based method
that used industrially produced linseed oil. There was no
other method for me or any one else to follow.
I am happy my studies and discoveries, described in my
book are changing that.
For information on my book see my website :
www.calcitesunoil.com

My paintings document of my life as a person and a
painter.
My cartoon character , BUDDY BURRO, " America's
Happiest Donkey", is  happy donkey with a message.
My paintings show the many subjects I enjoy painting
:Biblical, Mexican culture, Nature, Mythology, Still life and
more.
LOUIS RICHARD VELASQUEZ

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A CSO painting..detail. The painting is approximately  4 X 5 feet
The butterfly is
a close up
detail of a
24"X30"
painting. It is
also a CSO
painting.
NO, the photo is not
out of focus.
i purposefully
painted some areas
in fine clear detail
and other areas
were made blurry
on purpose as a
stylistic choice.

Personally, I do not
have the patience
to paint a full
painting in never
ending details.
ANOTHER CSO painting
also 30"X24"
Another CSO painting

My parents emigrated to
the USA from Mexico in
1921. I love my
bicultural identity.

The food, the music, the
language, the ancient
history of the FIRST
AMERICANS that
Mexicans are.

Mexico has thousands
of indigenous cultures
spanning more than
15,000 years in the
Americas.

OIL ON WOOD
24"X18"
A closeup is below
Thats me in the NYC
Metropolitan
Museum of Art, with
the famous portrait
of Juan De Pareja,
by the great 17th
century master,
Diego Rodriguez de
Silva Y Velazquez
(1599-1661).

February in NYC was
COLD!
I LOVE WHAT MODERN ART GAVE
US...
FREEDOM!

No longer must we paint like
any ' teacher" tells us, like the "French
Academic Academy", like any one who
tries to cut your personal wings of
intuitive aesthetic sensitivity... so you
can paint like THEM!
Their criteria of aesthetics is only for
them... and  not to be imposed on
anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

This is a CSO painting... it follows my
intuitive use of TRIANGES in visual art
that I abruptly saw one day in the work
of 17th century master, EL GRECO.
I call this adapted, and now  modernist
style TRIANGULARISM.

SIZE: 24" X 18" oil on wood
Another CSO painting.
This one took about 6 hours,
over 2 days. It was a one-two
operation.
The background is the actual
charcoal drawing, left exposed.
SIZE: 30" X 24"
Oil on Wood
The whole Butterfly
painting
24"x30" oil on wood
A CSO painting on
wood, 24" X 30"
This represents the
peace dove
struggling with the
wind tempest of
moral decline. The
peace Olive trees
are also buffeted,
but they remain
standing. The red
signifyies the blood
of innocent victims
of crime and wars.
ONE of my favorite pencil drawings. A
combination of influences.
GRUENWALD, the 16th century
German master is seen in the twisted
body of Christ, Mexican culture is seen
by the Cacti..and MODERNISM in the
totally reconstructed emotional
Wooden cross. FREEDOM OF
EXPRESSION  as I want it to be.

Some are really impacted by the
torture of the figure. It flies against the
white Anglo-Saxon Germanic
appearing blonde handsome Christ of
European culture. The historical Jesus
of Nazareth was a Middle Eastern
person in appearance.
I took liberty as have others to make
Him my way.
This drawing is titled ' MEXICAN
CHRIST".
size 40" X 30"
date: 1980
Pencil on Heavy paper
A CSO painting,l
on wood, 18" by 24"

I did four of these
paintings in a
period. Each one a
little different, and
each one led to the
other. You could
call it a 'series'.

I used the same
face of the cute girl
in this second
painting that is
seen in the first
painting, above .


















The third in the
series is on wood,
a CSO painting,
and 24" X 30"

Ill post the fourth
painting soon
ADAM AND EVE
Oil on Wood , 24"X18"

This is a detail of the painting.
Science tells us humans began in Africa,
and migrated to all parts of the world from
that origin.

I have painted Eve in the foreground, and
Adam in the background of the garden of
Eden.
SALVADOR DALI
is one of my
favorite painters.
His surrealism
makes me see
'real' things that
are ' unreal'.

The Title of this
oil on wood, size
18"X24" is "LA
PALOMA",
meaning,
"THE DOVE",
because in the
olive tree where
two branches
cross, you find a
white dove
pondering the
scene.

The small olive
tree in the middle
has a skull in the
root system.

THE BLACK HORSE
Oil on Canvas, about
40" X 50".
This CSO painting
was inspired by the
Art made in the USA
during the Great
Depression of 1929.

The difficult economic
period was especially
hard on artists and
the US Federal
government stepped
and created the WPA ,
Works Progress
Administration.

Free of worry, the
artists created a fine
body of American art
that reflected the
newest influences
from Europe as well
as reflecting pride in
the American scene.

SEE the page : HOW TO OIL PAINT
INSTRUCTION on Old Master Methods and Materials
See how this painting of THE FISH was painted.
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