Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Sooner or later people will learn to recognize your worth" --Paul Gauguin

Monday, November 21, 2016

"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting" -- Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Genius only comes to those who know how to use their eyes and their intelligence." --August Rodin

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

"My business is to paint what I see, not what I know is there." --J. M. W. Turner

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Introducing "Rojo, Blanco y Azul (Red, White & Blue)" 24x72in tryptych. Oils on Masterpiece Artist Canvas. Each 24x24in. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.” ― Marc Chagall

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Art Classes

At Classes - Discover your inner artist

Semi-private one-on-one, limited to 1-2 people per class

Register now and receive an 8.5x11 FREE Limited Edition Print and a 10% discount on your next class

“This is my favorite local artist. I'm so excited that he is teaching classes. I've already signed up. I've been wanting to take lessons for years and now it's with someone I know and love. Very excited. Come join me!!!” --Lisa MacKillop

Flexible classes now available, these classes are designed to meet your schedule, you decide which ones to take and when to take them. Once you register for the class the time block will be marked full. You can take them alone or with a friend.

Available classes:
  • Painting Fundamentals
  • Mastering your Skills
  • Exploring Watercolors
  • Abstract Workshop

“You are a great teacher! Had so much fun! Looking forward to next week!” --Natalie Apellaniz

Private and Company Parties
Host a party and have your friends paint along as I paint. I will bring all the painting supplies needed, you provide the tables, chairs, and table covers. Company parties will have the option to have employees paint along or to have me give step-by-step instruction as I paint a large abstract for the company to keep. Please contact me for party details.

For additional information please go to: http://www.moreno-art.com

The Old Tree by the Cliff

11x15 watercolor. Available at Sparrows Gallery in Denison, Texas.

“Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising'.” --Jef I. Richards

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

“Our mind is the canvas on which the artists lay their colour; their pigments are our emotions; their chiaroscuro the light of joy, the shadow of sadness. The masterpiece is of ourselves, as we are of the masterpiece.” ― Kakuzō Okakura

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

“I am amazed by your pieces!! I could easily fill a 5000 square foot building with tons of your paintings! I can't pick a fav, because each one is sooo amazing! I love the story that seems to perk from each one! I am enthralled!! VERY talented!!”Patricia Gardiner

“... an artist should paint from the heart, and not always what people expect. Predictability often leads to the dullest work, in my opinion, and we have been bored stiff long enough I think.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Emanation II

 6x22x1.5 diptych acrylics on canvas. Sides are painted, no frame needed, ready to hang. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” ― John F. Kennedy

Friday, September 30, 2016


Longhorn, 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper

“both you and paintings are layered… first, ephemera and notations on the back of the canvas. Labels indicate gallery shows, museum shows, footprints in the snow, so to speak. Then pencil scribbles on the stretcher, usually by the artist, usually a title or date. Next the stretcher itself. Pine or something. Wooden triangles in the corners so the picture can be tapped tighter when the canvas becomes loose. Nails in the wood securing the picture to the stretcher. Next, a canvas: linen, muslin, sometimes a panel; then the gesso - a primary coat, always white. A layer of underpaint, usually a pastel color, then, the miracle, where the secrets are: the paint itself, swished around, roughly, gently, layer on layer, thick or thin, not more than a quarter of an inch ever -- God can happen in that quarter of an inch -- the occasional brush hair left embedded, colors mixed over each other, tones showing through, sometimes the weave of the linen revealing itself. The signature on top of the entire goulash. Then varnish is swabbed over the whole. Finally, the frame, translucent gilt or carved wood. The whole thing is done.” ― Steve Martin

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Opposites - 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.” ― Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Landscape

Fall Landscape, 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper


Amapola, 11x15 watercolor and acrylic ink on Arches paper. www.moreno-art.com

“Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art.” ― Unarine Ramaru

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Safety From The Rage

Oils on canvas

“Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn Reflections

16x20 acrylics on canvas. 

50% off Sale

Selective original watercolors half price for a limited time.

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” ― André Gide

Sunday, September 25, 2016

“Art Is One if Life's Richest Offerings. For those who have not the talent to create, there is appreciation.” ― Nathanael West

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“You need feeling, emotion, to create. You can't create out of indifference.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.” ― Aberjhani

Monday, September 19, 2016

“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” ― Pope John Paul II

Sunday, September 18, 2016


"Alone", 12x16 oils on wood panel. http://www.moreno-art.com/landscapes.html

Coral Reef

Introducing "Coral Reef", 16x20x2.25 Acrylic on canvas.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi

Saturday, September 17, 2016

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso

Friday, September 16, 2016

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Around the pond

Around the pond - 11x15 watercolor on 140lb cold press Arches paper.
Moreno Fine Art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” --Joan Miro

Monday, September 12, 2016

“A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.” --Henri Matisse

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories ... for the kids who grew up climbing her, the sweethearts who shared their first kiss on a picnic blanket in her shade, the grandma who tells her grand-kids of the time grandpa asked her to marry him under her canopy of shade; the tree herself remembering all the people she brought joy to.

11x15 watercolor on 300lb Arches paper
“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” --Eugene Ionesco

Friday, September 9, 2016

"Art will never be able to exist without nature." --Pierre Bonnard

Thursday, September 8, 2016

“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.” --Novalis

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

“Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.” --Chuck Close

Sunday, February 7, 2016

“I don't just *like* your artwork; I LOVE IT!!!”Inga Lloyd

Storm Over the Fields

30x40 Oils on canvas 

The sky fascinates me, especially a stormy sky. The sky at sunrise and sunset is magnificent and I often find myself in awe when I see the beauty of nature. This painting is striking at any viewing angle. The colors are exquisite and the painting has just the right amount of detail to give the viewer a sense of distance. This piece is painted around the edges, there is no need for a frame on this 30x40x1.5

The canvas is professional grade, pure cotton duck, oil primed, and heavy. The stretcher bars are 1.5x2.25; it is very solid built. A beautiful and impressive piece made to last well beyond our lifetime.

Friday, February 5, 2016


“My wife and I had promised ourselves we would get some good artwork for years. You are the first artist to produce work we both like and at a price we can swallow ....”David Bayliss

Amapolas y Trigo


16x20 Oils on canvas

I was born in Spain and I remember as a child walking through wheat (trigo) fields just like this one where you can often find poppies (amapolas) growing wild. This piece features the wheat fields of Spain. It has beautiful color, gorgeous blending and contrast. This is a striking painting, a conversation piece for sure.
The canvas is of professional grade, pure cotton and acrylic primed.