Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Art From the Heart For Haiti Exhibition 2010

Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga-NY, is running a show to raise funds for Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, to support recovery efforts for Haiti.
I was lucky to participate on this effort, thanks to gallery owner Michelle Lalonde.
A short nice video from the show can be seen on Facebook (link here).

Mimosa Galery Info:
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Phone: 518-583-1163

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Work in Progress with Watercolors

This painting is a result from a online workshop taken on WetCanvas, under the figure channel (link here).
The workshop´s objective was to create a fair decent figure painting based on photographies provided by channel moderator, so artists could represent them using their media of choice. Very nice works under these workshops in a great amount of techniques explained.
This is my attempt with watercolors. Bellow you will find my step by step process.

Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico
11x15in / 28x38cm
(large version file)

Detail of head and shoulders:

Work in Progress:

Colored pencil sketch

Final composition drawn on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper

Soaked with water, streched on mdf board, taped.
First color wash, with salt added to create background random textures

Several layers of watercolor added from clearer to darker colors.

Minute details added on her face

Final Artwork:

Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico
11x15in / 28x38cm

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Life Drawings

10 minutes poses. Pencil, colored pencil on sketchbook.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dream a little dream of me...

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper ‘I love you?
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good Memories from Canal St-NYC

Back in 1999, I had the chance to do a backpack trip with my wife to NYC. I have remarkable memories from that trip, specially when we got the chance to visit Pearl Paint at Canal st.
It was like a childhood dream, full of interesting things an artist may look for and so little time :) -thank you Lu, for been so supportive then & now.
A couple of years later, I was on a business trip to Jersey with a friend and knowing he was not into what I call "art supplies fever", I was trying to make it back there during the weekend. He was kindly enough to follow me even knowing I would spend good amount of time inside the store.
Very good memories, indeed...

Watercolor, pen & ink

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