SAVE THE DAY! South Miami Art Festival is this Nov 7 & 8

For all the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Residents…
Join us for the Official Launch of the Miami Art Season 2015-16. There’s something for everyone – and the best part – admission is free!

Starts on Nov 7 (10-5 PM) and Ends on Nov 8 at 5 PM. I will have a booth to showcase my latest work at the corner of Sunset Drive (SW 72 AVE) & 58 Court.

I hope to see you there! ūüôā

Here’s a sneak peek of my latest work that I’ll be showcasing at this Art Festival

The following Map Shows my Location!

Painting: Under the Blue Light

It took me a while to finish this piece, but it is finally here.

It’s funny how each piece takes its own course. This one took a while, and lots of changes. I took so many pictures that I was able to create a video, with all these frames.

Below is a wonderful poem written by Wendell A Brown, one of my dear friend of the web-sphere. You should go check his blog. He wrote it specially for this post. His words are a blessing to the world. Many thanks Wendell!


There was a certain air of confidence every where
The moment I began to feel his eyes embrace
I knew that this would be a fantastic piece
As I felt the soothing energy alive within his face
 
There actually was a surprisingly shy moment
Where he let his guard down allowing me to see
That though his image seemed so very perfect
I begin to feel a genuine and selfless humanity
 
One would see this painting when its finished
They would surmise that it showed so much more
But in the moments which  the creative spirit flowed
There was really one thing he let me know for sure
 
That He only agreed to sit down and let me paint him
Understanding within me there was a genuine real need
To capture this side of his truly gentle  wonderful spirit
Because he saw he could not hide his truth from me
 
That through the  gorgeous smile and handsome looks
I could see the true charade played with others each day
And he wanted to finally end his daily ruse with  life
Letting his seemingly perfect self slip so very far away.

Painting: Gabriel

Making the video was harder than I thought.

I did a test run on Saturday, but it came out terrible. During painting, I forgot about the camera and step right in front of it many times. I have to figure out a way to do it. Maybe, it only works on small pieces.

In the mean time, here is a piece I did on Sunday. It has a story behind it. I started it three years ago, but for whatever reason I never finished it. Well, yesterday something told me to bring it out and try one more time and this is the result.

I am happy about the outcome, so I asked the art director if I could showcase the painting on the upcoming exhibition, being that it has the same color scheme as my other paintings… she approved and said she loved it… Yay!!!

So, from flowers to flamingos to this!

I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful rest of the day!

PS. painting is 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas ūüėÄ

Painting: Funky Flowers

A couple of days ago I experimented with color to get out of my recent mental block.

However, I realized today that it is not so much that I was experimenting with paint, but with my boundaries. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, again today, and did my best to overcome any fear of making a mistake or ruining another canvas. In the process, it felt as if every step I took brought me closer to a different state of mind; one with unlimited possibilities.

It would be perfect if I could repeat it many times more in the future ūüėÄ

Now, talking about the future…

I will try for the first time to video my painting process. How exciting!! And along with it, I will share a few techniques I use. I am no expert, but some of you have asked me about it.

Regarding time, I noticed that I have neglected my other websites, my Etsy and print shop. I believe a schedule to manage all my online sites, take pictures, read, paint, prepare for events and so on would help me balance things out. I love spending time on WordPress, reading all the blogs, enjoying the beautiful art and photography, so I will still make time for that as well. I am sure most of you know what I mean. I believe dedicating a day to each site is a good start. I am sure I will find the perfect fit by trail and error.

You might not see me here every day, but behind the scenes, I will continue to paint and share it with you frequently.

Thank you all for your support, wonderful comments and friendly hearts ūüėÄ

Have a wonderful evening!

Painting: Happy Flamingo

I didn’t start early today, but at least I finished a painting.

I have wanted to paint a flamingo for a while. In fact, even make a bunch of paintings about it, like a theme. After completing this one, I want to do it.

I thought of doing it in acrylic, but fate intervened ūüėÄ

Actually, I believe we choose our path, but sometimes it feels that it is fate.

I went to the store this morning to get a new tube of Titanium white acrylic paint, because mine was gone. My first thought was to paint a white background for the flamingo to pop. I will do it on the next one. However, when I got back home, I realized that I had bought a tube of oil paint. I could have gone back to the store to exchange it, but i didn’t feel like it. Here is where I chose my path… so, I used oils instead! ūüėÄ

At the end, I don’t regret it. I like it much more when I use oils.

Have a wonderful night and thanks for visiting! ūüėÄ

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!! ūüėÄ We’ll know for sure how I did after the release day, which is after the event ¬†ūüė¶

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!