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Monday, January 16, 2012

soft pastel on canvas

more blending with the fingers then fresh pastel applied with the side of the chalk directly on canvas.

the lines that you see have been rubbed with the finger.

the step that is missing here was wet pastel on canvas pad which came out muddy.
I simply skipped taking a photo.I should had if I didn't think my painting was ruined,

Departing from my own composition in watercolor I started a fuzzy realism project in soft pastel on canvas pad 9x12in.
Above are my steps.

Friday, January 13, 2012

tiny Art for your Valentine

This exhibition will be at Avantgarden gallery in Santa Ana, CA in February. Just submitted three pieces and got approved.Here they are:

forever happiness - colored pencils

a valentine coo - soft pastel

roses for her - watercolor

They all measure 9x12in.

They are for sale and exposure but only three Saturdays in February.
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

homage to Picasso revisited

the innocence of the artist soul, the child, the woman, peace and beauty here it is what my homage to Picasso is all about.

soft pastels on mat board 13x19in.

working on a pastel based on an idea of mine from 2010.
Work in progress.

Monday, January 9, 2012

flower girl in Varanasi, India

I just added one more step which i believe is final.The idea behind this kind of loose pastel art is to create open pieces that is at any time you stop it can be considered a painting in itself. From a few strokes to more complex shapes and light impressionism is shown in this technique as open form.In this respect accuracy to likeness, precison, reliasm, dissapear and much is left to the imagination of the viewr who can add with their eyes the roundness of complete pictures.

 the loose pastel work I am doing lately  is open art, at any time you can stop and at any time you can add more strokes for more definition.

soft pastels on pastel paper 13x19in.
from my series People and Places.

here is the inspiration for this beautiful girl

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

mask from Ghana

this is a mask from Ghana displayed in the Casa de Africa museum in Havana, Cuba. As I could not take pictures in the museum I had to sketch it there before i drew it here in colored pencils on pastel paper 13x19in.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

the peanut seller in Havana, Cuba

soft pastels on pastel paper 13x19in.

my first painting in 2012.

see her singing in my video in Plaza Vieja in old Havana, Cuba.