Standing Still: Oil on 12″ x 9″ panel

I wanted to bring out the light coming from behind the distant cloud. I’ve been painting clouds, skies, and water for a while now, and I feel like I’m still learning. There is so much to explore when it comes to color.

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Classical Painting “Woman with Pearls” 18″ x 14″ Clayboard

I’ve always been interested in classical painting and the “old master’s techniques.” Aside from the usual landscape paintings, I wanted to take a moment to think about my own perspective on the recent protests going on in relation to the murder of George Floyd. As a woman of color, or Afro-Latina, I think it is important that we share in the beauty of all colors and race. As an artist I want to take control of the narrative in which people of color have been portrayed by others by making people of color the center of beauty.

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