I have been painting vintage style pin up women on beaches, as of late, and that is probably because I live in a beach town and I love the blues that I am surrounded by. The sky, the water, shutters, buildings and the list can go on forever :). So I have started another painting using acrylics, and I am trying to build my “Forever Summer” series for an upcoming June exhibition. I have been documenting the steps and the progress of my work, I have taken a picture on a daily basis since I have started because it helps me to see the painting in a different perspective, which enables to correct some parts as I see fit. I am struggling with the eternal search for perfection and I am trying to learn to “relax” more with the brush. I am learning everyday, and that in itself is work in progress…
I try and get all my base colors in first, sometimes I actually prefer this very loose way of just applying where ever the colors appear, kinda like color by numbers…
More dark tones to go!
I was also trying to get the greyto create some under tones for the clouds…
and I keep layering…
I wanted to add some red as I find it helps with painting the hard shadows
Today I tried to take down a bit of the dark shadows that seemed out of place…again its that constant need for perfection, which does not help matters sometimes!
Sometimes we should just know when to stop painting!
After looking for the perfect location and painting almost non-stop, finally found a great spot to exhibit. A super busy cafe with a great wall, where the artist is free to do what he or she wants: put nails in and this makes life easier because most places want to use fishers’ line and that I find is quite difficult to hang pictures with. I am also proud to say that most of the work that has gone up is new, and I have already sold a few pieces! YAY, yay and YAY! S
After going back and painting and perfecting and trying to make the water look like water I think I can safely say that I am done painting this piece. It was very challenging but one that I knew I would throughly enjoy and I kept going back and adding more but I needed to know when to stop, I find sometimes that I am enjoying painting so much that I find it hard to let go of it – to stop. This was also the case with the “Sea cap beauties” but I am satisfied with the results!
Days are passing by a little too quickly for my liking but as they say time flies when you’re having fun. I have been ill for the past two weeks, and quite busy and yes having a lot of fun too. My latest mini exhibit is now in a new bar (just opened up in my town) called KVA Sitges -which stands for Catalunya’s famous champagne like drink”cava”. The bar is quite small but has a fantastic chilled out ambiance which is what attracted me in the first place, plus the owners support the arts which is just an added bonus. If you’re ever in Sitges be sure to visit this place which also features live music on the weekends.
hi everyone! I’ve been away for some time. Been busy studying, researching, painting, and the rest. Just when I thought that nothing was happening… BOOM! It’s all starting to happen! So much good so much positivity that I just wanted to send you all the good vibes! Most importantly today I sold one of my paintings “la hermosa de San Sebastian”, I am over joyed! Nothing more rewarding than someone loving my work, makes me want to paint more and just spread the love!
I just could not get enough of painting Norma Jean! I still have to paint three more images from this photo shoot to complete the “Marylin at the beach” series that I am trying to work on.
This one is #2 of the series, it’s painted with acrylics and it is varnished on recycled board ( I think it used to be a kitchen cupboard shelf). Size: 30 x 45 cms. The sides are painted so this piece can be displayed unframed. Would go perfect in your beach house, your loft, your bedroom, hallway, or wherever your heart desires 🙂