Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Time to Vote...

Please Vote Below...

I realize I haven't been very good with my blogging, work has gotten in the way of that as has family time. I do get to stop in and check on my friends weekly, to see how you are all doing and what new creations you've made.
As far as my art, it too is taking a break..very sad to say, but you all keep me motivated..I thank you for that.

As my title says, "Time to Vote,".....My girl friend's sister, (a creative photographer, yea we are bias..but shes still GOOD!!) has entered one of her pictures in a contest and the first place prize is $1000 worth of learnings/art supplies. Along with her photography, she runs a in-home daycare/preschool (God has given her much patience). So the winnings would be very beneficial to her children along with the other ones she teaches. As we all know, ART is important and the chance to give young people the materials to expand there mind with art and creating with their imagination is priceless.

So if any of you have time to stop in at the website I've listed below and give her your vote, I thank you. The name of the picture is Shawna & Co. she's #8 on the list. Again thanks,

Here is a picture of Shawna with the link to the contest below

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hello? Anybody out there?

Wow...What a ride I've been on lately, a worthwhile ride and I have alot to share with you...well that is if anyone remembers me. LOL! However, let me get some new art up here for you to look at. I will post again shorty to fill you in on my life adventures.




Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Many Faces of Ricardo

Hello All...

Well, I'm back in Iowa and am having the time of my life. So far we have seen the
4th of July celebration, the annual town party, went swimming, watched the final softball game of the season, and celebrated my 50th birthday. The pictures that are posted are from my birthday, where Trudy's sister took it upon herself to capture all of my many expressions, some I didnt realize I had. It was a great party, one I won't soon forget.

I will soon beable to start my painting and digital designs again, so I hope to see you all here.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

To The Many Fathers...

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers who have cared for, provided for, and loved their child. For being the man your son can look up to with pride and say that's my dad, I want to be like him. For being a man your daugther can run to for love and protection, being the first love of your daughter's life. I honor you.

To the men who have helped, motivated, inspired, and been a role model for a child, a man doesn't have to be a father to make an impression on a child. I, myself am not a father, but I am an uncle to a wonderful little girl. I love her, protect her, and try to guide her in her life the best that I can. Thank you as well and enjoy today.


Friday, June 19, 2009


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Deep Blue

The depth of blue

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bragging Rights

As some of you know I was in Iowa visiting my girlfriend and her children; however, I had to come back to New York for a couple of weeks. I will be going out to Iowa once again to share in their lives. I miss them greatly. My lil lady is very special to me and is hard to be away.

So this post is about them and again maybe you all can get to know me a little better along with my art...some things are beyond precious, so I had to share them with you.

In this picture is my girlfriend Trudy and I on the Empire State Building during her visit here last summer.

This picture was taken during the graduation party of Trudy's oldest Son, Joey.

Here is Trudy's other Son, Jake. We were messing around at a park.

The boys at their highschool prom

Last but not least is me and Jacey, swinging at the park. Oh how I miss my lil lady.

Thanks for sharing in my world...enjoy


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here a fractal, there a fractal, everywhere a fractal fractal fractal

Star Explosion



Snake Skin


A Special Thank You

I want to send out a special thank you to some very lovely and kind hearted people...

These awesome people have two very interesting blogs and make me smile almost daily. Not only do they share their ideas, opinions, pictures, and lives with the rest of us, but they take the time to make others feel that they are important. Subjective Soup and askcherlock have given me the following awards:

One Lovely Blog Award, from Subjective Soup
Kreativ Blogger Award, from askcherlock

Its people like all of you that give others encouragement and the desire to do better in their work and in life...many heart felt thanks


Monday, June 1, 2009

Hay Load

Pictures of Me...

Off the shores of a beautiful lake...

Me with my special lil lady...


Waiting for my special ladies to catch up with me...

My beauty queen...

Lil lady posing...

Just me...

Top of the Iowa hills...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Always Two Sides To Everything

It just depends what side your on and if your open to see the other view...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The Confederate

Hearts For You

Golden Link

Inside the Inferno

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hello Everyone,

Sorry for my time away, although it was for a good reason. I traveled to Iowa and am staying awhile to visit my special lady and her children. I haven't had much time to get new artwork out; however, she has my art studio set up so I can resume my creations and I now have the space and time to get back to painting. I have new digital art coming your way as well, but now I am able to enjoy my canvas work as well. I am beyond excited to get started again.

I hope all is well with my friends and visitors on here, and thanks for the visits and comments.

Check back later, I will have a desert scene to share with you.

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thanks Slogbite

I want to put out a great BIG THANKS to slogbite for featuring my blog today. What an honor!

Slogbite is a fantastic site, if you haven't signed up for it or checked it should give it a try.

I'd also like to thank everyone for your comments and for visiting my artwork. I get such a joy out of creating and re-creating art in its many forms and I am now equally joyful for all of you.

May your life's be blessed...enjoy!

Ricardo Beltran

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Star Gazer

I was looking through my art folders and came across some artwork that I made a few years ago. Here is The Star Gazer, I thought it might be interesting for some of you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mandarin Sea

Friday, May 15, 2009

Oh Happy Days AskCherLock!!!

To a very interesting and kind person...

Happy Early Birthday AskCherLock!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope your day was a good one!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To all of the wonderful mother's...Happy Mother's Day.
May each of you be blessed throughout the day and always.
Thank you for being the person you are and for being the mom your children love.

For you...Enjoy!
A Mother's Tear

When God was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

And God said, "Have you read the specifications on this order?

She has to be completely washable, but not plastic.
Have 180 moveable parts....all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up.
A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair.
And, six pairs of hands." The angel shook her head slowly and said "Six pairs of way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said God, "It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have. "That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
God nodded. "One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course, the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, 'I understand and I love you', without so much as uttering a word."
"You should scrap it and start over." said the angel.
"I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself.
Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...
Can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...
And can get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower."
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.
"But tough," said God excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure."
"Can it think?" asked the angel.
"Not only think, but it can reason and compromise." said the Creator.
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. "There's a leak!" she pronounced. "I told you, you're trying to put too much into this model."
"It's not a leak" said God "it's a tear."
"What's it for?" asked the angel.
"It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."
"You are a genius!" said the angel.
God looked somber and said softly ......"I didn't put it there."

Friday, May 8, 2009

How about a little horsin' around?

There are so many cool sites that have amazing pictures of horses, that I wanted some too.
I may be a big city guy and don't get to see the country side very often, but I have a strong love for animals...not just horses. However, horses are definitely one of the most beautiful creatures ever made.

Buckskin Billy

Pinto Paula

Dapper Gray

Horsin Harry