I painted this one a few months ago with acrylic. Today, I decided to go over some of the painting with oil. There are certainly more textures, and there is a bit more realism. I’m actually happy with the turnout. The combination of acrylic and oil allows me to take advantage of both mediums. Although I prefer oils, I sometimes paint my under-paintings with acrylic for faster drying time and better coverage.
I was able to find a frame for this one, so looking forward to this drying. Will also be making this available on my website soon!
I’ve actually decided to put some of my work for sale on my website with a payment option. Shipping is free in the United States. 😊
I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter! I wanted to paint something that showed the energy of spring. Flowers were always difficult for me to paint, but with practice I have come to understand how to look at each flower as a shape. I tried to not blend too much and use bold brush strokes in alla prima.
It is nice to be able to spread some good energy with art! I truly hope everyone is staying safe during this time.
Spring is just around the corner! 🙂 I know things are looking pretty scary out there with the virus going around! I hope and pray that everyone who is effected by this stays safe! I painted this a few weeks ago, but decided to post it to spread a little joy and hope in a time when there is a lot of negativity going around. Finding joy in the little things around us can keep us focused on what is truly important in life!
I decided to experiment with a palette knife, so lots of heavy textures and bold brush work. I tend work in a very refined and controlled manner, but for this piece, I decided to let go a little bit. This painting, as well as my other pieces will be displayed in a solo-exhibition in Savannah, GA in November! I will post more information about that soon.
I was not happy with the clouds, initially, so I decided to reworked the sky a little bit. I also lifted the foliage a bit, added flowers, and lightened the foreground to give the painting more depth and character.
My rose bush bloomed for the second time this season. I planted these last summer in dedication to my late grandmother who helped raise me as a child and who loved to garden. I was never good at growing plants, but these roses have been an exception. My grandmother’s name is Milagros, which translates to miracle in English. I always think of her journey to United States and related to my own journey here. I dedicate this painting to her memory.
I knew what angle I wanted for this painting as soon as I saw them. This was sketched yesterday and painted from life near my fence alla prima and laying on the paint thickly and working on a pre-textures canvas.