Works in Progress

2017 New Year New Works

Happy New Years fans!!! I hope the holidays were great for everyone. As for myself I have been busy working on some art works over my break from teaching. My focus so far this 2017 has been in landscapes and the nature around us.

Work in Progress, Acrylic on Canvas, 16X20″, 2017

The landscape around us can change quickly from storms coming in to the ending of the day seeing a sunset. Nature is powerful and can be shown in different aspect. I aim to take investigate further into nature and color symbolism surround around nature. I hope everyone enjoys these two works in progress!

Work in Progress II, Watercolor, 14X20″, 2017

As I finish up my break and start back teaching next week I look forward to sharing new ideas and inspiration not only with my students but also with my fans. Go outside and enjoy nature my friends! Happy art making!

New Ideas and Exploring new techiniques

Hello fans!

The past months I have been exploring new ideas within my art work experimenting with gold leaf in painting. The process was slow but the result was the reward. The painting turn out great! It good to take risk with your art works, because it can lead you into a new direction. I can not wait to add more gold leaf to my paintings in future works. Enjoy the piece below!

20X24", Acrylic, 2016
20X24″, Acrylic, 2016

Happy Holidays!!!!

Happy Holidays to all my fans and friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the ending of 2014 and getting ready to ring in the New Year for 2015! As I finish up this year I have been working on a couple new series that I will be posting soon for my fans enjoyment. I am also in the process of starting out something new and I can not wait to share with you all. I wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! Stay Tune!

Process

In process….

Process, process, process…the important thing for an artist to do is work on different processes…to move forward in their works. In these two pieces I have been working on, I took time to investigate cloud forms by watching the sunset. As you can see the picture is in it’s beginning stages slowly heading into a maturer form. The other piece is based off shapes and maps that have become a interest to me as of lately. I find myself looking from my works at my residency and realizing I was focusing on places I have been to and some cultures I have interacted with. Is it a step forward yes. It is nice to simplify your art pieces to make them beautiful just like this finished piece:

Finished map

 

So fans as you can see, artist take different processes in order to create works of art. It has been an enjoyable experience and I can not wait to show you what’s next in my studio! I have a couple things coming soon so please stay tune!

January works

When putting new ideas into play, I put down rough sketches that I eraser and rework til I feel the paper has a beautiful history of mark making behind it. This is done first before placing that solid mark which defines the art work. I leave a history behind for the viewer to see and enjoy the energy I have place on the paper.