Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 28

Today, I was not sure what to paint. I started working on several paintings that I felt I wanted to add or change something. Then, I stumbled upon some palm trees. I added paint, but didn’t like the colors, so I took some away. After playing around with it and experiment some more, it morphed into a strange abstract painting.

It was not my intention, but I kind of liked it 😀

Acrylics on gessoboard, 6 x 6

Have a wonderful Saturday! 😀

I am off to IKEA, Yay!!!

Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 24

Hectic, is the perfect word to describe my day.

I still have tons of things to do, but I made time to paint and to say hello and thank you all for your well wishes yesterday. I really appreciate the support.

Which, by the way, went amazing! I met so many fellow artists. We spent hours talking about art!!! and shared tips and ideas. We also did the interviews. I was a bit nervous, but at the end I made it through alive!! 😀 We’ll know for sure how I did after the release day, which is after the event  😦

For today painting, I decided to work on the Sail Boat, which was something I thought I finished, but I felt the ocean water, clift and boat where to dark. So, I worked on the colors and tried to loosen my brush strokes, but after I uploaded the picture, I wanted to change a few more things. For now, this will have to do… heehee

I will talk to you later (or maybe tomorrow :D)

Thanks for visiting!

Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 22

I started painting about noon! So, I am surprised that I am all done.

Maybe, it is the incentive that Rob is taking me out to eat Choros a la Chalaca. It is a Peruvian dish, which I love!!! Imagine, a half a dozen cooked muscles, topped with ton of raw red onions, dressed up with lime, tomatoes and cilantro. If you’re the adventurous type, I highly recommend it. The reason for my excitement is that we rarely go to Peruvian restaurants. He is not too fond our food… heehee, but I love him anyway!!

Day 22 painting: oil on gessoboard, 5 x 7.

Have a wonderful Sunday! I am out the door!

PS. I forgot to sign it… Just noticed! I will do it later 😀

Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 20

It has been a hectic day, and will certainly continue to be, at least until tomorrow.

I have run around all day. On my list of things were to pick up balloons for my niece’s birthday celebration tonight (Happy Birthday Sabri!! :D) and going to Home Depot to get several sample paints.

I will be using these to create a painting on the outside wall of a commercial building. The space measures 5 x 5 feet. I am excited ! This will be my first mural 😀

I will upload some pictures on my next post, being that I will use it as my daily painting. So, you will see it for sure!

Day 20 painting: oil on gessoboard, 6 x 6… I should title this piece – In a Hurry -. heehee (not my best work, but at least I stick to the challenge…Yay!)

Painting: 30 in 30 – Day 19

It was around 10 am when I noticed the time this morning, and I had not even made my bed!

I woke up early to read a chapter of Eckhart Tolle book “Practicing the Power of Now“… Amazing by the way.  Well, just to give you an idea, here is a quote from his book:

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which had been obscure by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable, That which cannot be named.

I had to ponder on this for a few minutes before I continued to read a couple more pages. I am not going to get into details, but it was mind-boggling (as it has many times before, and each time is different). I called my sister, whom had already finished reading this book. Well, we spent about two hours talking about the meaning of and what it meant to us. In Spanish we say Filosofando, which might translate to philosophize(ing). We do this often and we love it, but today was longer than usual and that is why am posting late.. heehee 😀 What a great day to start one’s day!

In any case, today painting was fun to create. I wanted to try a different technique, so this is the result. I used the pre-toned based on gessoboard 6 x 6, oil painting. I set up my still life, which is a shoe box with a piece of plastic table-cloth (it doesn’t weigh a thing). I remembered to take some pictures, but like always at the end I get so into the moment, that I forget to take more pictures.

As always, thanks for visiting, for your comments, likes and for sticking with me through out my process. I am super-duper grateful! 😀

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