Work and Progress

Blood Portraits: Works on paper

As a warm up I typically like to start a painting session by first cleaning my space, then doing some spontaneous painting, usually on paper or small panels. I think of it as a sort of stretch, for my mind that is. Every now and again this activity sparks a new series of things. (As if I don’t have enough on my plate.)

El Cyclops, Acrylic on paper.

In Mexican Masked wrestling the wrestlers with masks are known as “mascara” and the wrestlers without are known as “cavellera”.

It is disgraceful to take off or even attempt to take off another wrestlers mask.

Self-Portrait w/Blood Mask, Mix media on gesso paper

Mexican Wrestling is known as very fast past acrobatic style of wrestling but its can also be a very bloody sport. “De Apuestos” is a bout that results in the loss of a wrestlers mask. A sort of “bet” between fighters that results in the un-masking of the loser of the match. This is a high stakes fight cause the unmasking of a fighter mean loss of identity, legacy. Some wrestlers have been known to die mysteriously die after one of these matches.

De Apuestos, Mix media on paper

I made this one last nigh while watching Ghost Adventures.

These wrestlers turned into the following.


Fighter Face. Oil on panel 9″x 12″, 2013


“Sucker Punched”Oil on Panel, 9″x12”  2013


Still working on this one

Blood Portraits then spawned into Zombie/Vampire Sailer Photos

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis blood Portrait series spawned these odd Sailor paintings taken from vintage photos.

This one looks like George Bush to me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAZombie Sailor, Blood Portaits


I call this one “No Talking Diego.”


  1. Sergio! These are great! I especially love the action in Sucker Punch!

    Comment by Richard Campbell — September 14, 2013 @ 2:50 am

    • Thanks Richard! A lot of my recent paintings has begun to have this kind of energy mark.

      Comment by Work and Progress — September 14, 2013 @ 2:53 am

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