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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Madame Matisse Madras Rouge

after Matisse oil painting, madame matisse madras rouge 1907.
colored pencils and oil pastels on canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

portrait of a girl after Modigliani

oil pastels and colored pencils on Fabriano Tiziano pastel pad 7x10in.
I had to sign this copy to comply with reproduction laws. The scan of my work on my selling blog "My joy of colors" is of the unsigned copy.
here is the unsigned copy.


My husband when he was 6 years old.
Mechanicla pencil on Canson Bristol pad 9x12in.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

my sister, Cristina

after photo taken when she was in high school.

colored pencils on canson Bristol 9x12in.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Silvia:my mother's portrait

My mother, Silvia when she was 20.

Graphite pencils on Canson bristol 9x12in.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

my mother's portrait WIP

At this stage it took me about 2 hours.
I am working in graphite pencils on Canson Bristol 9x12in.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

colored pencils bodhisattva

This is a 6x9in drawing in prismacolor and watercolor pencils dry on Canson Mi-teintes black pad.

Monday, August 16, 2010

when you smile...

Here I was 1 year and 4 months.

Graphite pencils on drawing pad 8x9in.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

the girl with a gold earring

That's me and my teddy Benny at 4 years and 6 months.
Graphite pencils on Canson Mi-teintes pad 7x10in.
About 4 hours of work.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

another bodhisattva

oil pastels on Canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in.

This painting belongs to a series of 12 bodhisattvas that I am working on to create a calendar for 2011.

pink roses

oil pastels on Bristol board yellow pad 9x12in.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

yellow roses for her

This is an oil pastel painting collage with yellow crepe paper for some of the petals of the roses.
Pentels, Camel and Portfolio series oil pastels on Bristol board red pad 9x12in.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

what's in a name

this is a watercolor pencils and watersoluble pastels rose.

and this is watercolor with contour in black watercolor pencil.

Both are on watercolor paper 5x7in.

and an oil pastel on red Bristol Board 6x9in.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

another bodhisattva Wip

I decided to create a series of bodhisattvas heads for a calendar. So this is one of them in progress.
Tinted charcoals and oil pastels on canSon Mi-teintes pad 8x11in.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

bodhisattvas II

work on the second head was done on the music of a Cd with the live recording of Maria Callas.
A real treat.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

bodhisattvas again WIP

oil pastels on Fabriano Tiziano pad. Third medium rendering of my photo taken in San Francisco in the Museum of Asian art.
This time is a fauvist approach.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Flavian hairstyle

After the head of Julia Titi, daughter of emperor Titus wearing Flavian hairstyle, Roman marble  90 CE.The work is on display at Getty Villa, Malibu, California.

 Derwent tinted charcoals and oil pastels on Canson Mi-teintes 8x11in.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

green peppers

colored pencils on Bristol board green pad -6x9in.
For two challenges with the theme "green".