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Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

cuba caliente

mixed media on canvas pad 16x20in.

The acrylics primed canvas was painted over in black tempera then added acrylics, oil pastels, soft pastels.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

new art nouveau project

this is a sketch of a new piece in art nouveau style, called Cuba linda.
My original composition and stylization.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Love and protect" in acrylic paints

This is the final stage of my painting finished in acrylic 95%. I will post the changes in case i modify  the painting.

Friday, September 23, 2011

"love and protect" acrylic wip

I came over the acylic with oil pastel.

This is a 20 x16in. canvas pad.The woman is painted in raw umber.

starting with first layer of color for the background.

applying acrylic.

then wetting the brushing and getting a feeling of the color version.

coloring gently with watercolor pencils.

drawing done.

First step placing the cutout on the canvas and drawing the contours.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

love and protect

a colored pencils version of my "love and protect" piece on black pastel pad 12x18in.

Love and nurturing is embodied in this mixed race couple and baby who are free to love each other in a free of prejudice world.
Blue symbolism associates blue with freedom, strength and new beginnings. Blue skies are emblematic of optimism and better opportunities. Blue is the color of loyalty and faith. Blue is power. Blue is also the color of protection.
The complementary color orange it is associated with joy, sunshine, Freedom and expression of emotions. comfort, and enjoyment of the senses.
Peacock feathers are a symbol of good luck and well-being.

My entry qualified for the peace project

My entry "look Africa in the eyes" qualified for the peace project 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

stylization and the art nouveau style

Working for an art nouveau piece for a painting on canvas.The art nouveau style is all new to me and this is the very first attempt of line drawing and concept in this style.
This is meant to express the right or the freedom to love for a themed art contest.
The drawing is 9x12in.

Growing up in America

My original composition with children of different ethnic backgrounds flying a kite in America.
For a competition with the theme: I have the right to Freedom.

Soft pastels on pastels paper 24x18in.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Setting free the bluebird of happiness

An Iranian girl releases the blue bird of happiness from cage somewhere in Isfahan.
A blue bird is a universal symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, hope, renewal and the pious Muslim girl who kept it captive in a her house decides one day to set the bird free.
For an art contest on the theme Freedom of expression.
The message is that young people of Iran express their freedom to choose hope, happiness, renewal for their country.
My own composition in Soft pastels on pastel paper 18×24in.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The African dream

this is an oil pastel painting on pastel paper 19x13in. For a juried exhibition.

Friday, September 9, 2011