Friday, October 25, 2013

An international gang!

 I haven't been posting in a while, sorry!!! This week was just crazy busy with the amount of homework for school...but today I squeezed in few hours for my "own painting" and I think this last one is finished.
10x20 inc
The Gang
oil on canvas board

This painting is available in my ETSY SHOP

This last work was fun, the white rabbit comes from NYC, the British duck from London while the green duck comes from Berlin. But there are more countries to add! The mug comes from Poland, the glass bottle from San Francisco while I bought the flower many years ago at Ikea in Milan.
Such a small world!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Gang, work in progress

This has been a busy week,  assignments for school to do, essays to write and more, no time at all to paint :(
But the weekend is here and hopefully I ll be able to finish this painting 10x20 I started today.
It is another funny still life with some of our plastic ducks and a rabbit toy.
I am really enjoying putting together this set up!
here are some picture of the work in progress:

Off to take Miss Mona out for a walk then getting ready for a nice evening by myself,  planning to cook my favorite meal and watch a romantic comedy!!! That's what happened when hubby is not around!;)
Have a good evening everyone!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's a robbery!

11x14 inches
oil on canvas
It's a robbery!

This painting was born from a drawing I did a couple of evenings ago. We bought this rabbit almost four years ago in NYC and I don't know why, I have never thought about painting it!
Planning to do some nice sketches with it for future paintings and see what comes up, I love this first one!
A picture of the work in progress, with the real objects in the background.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Laure Bacall, portrait rough 2

6x6 inches
guache on paper

Here is my second portrait for this week, done using the complementary colors yellow and violet.
Next step will be the best one of the rough and make a final portrai for the next week.
Which do you like better guys? :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lauren Bacall, portrait rough 1

The one I am posting now is part of my homework due for the end of the week .
Starting from a picture in B&W I needed to paint a portrait with complemetary colors.
My choice of complementary color for this first portrait rough were green and red.
First step : desaturate my red by adding white then starting muting the color adding small amount of green and black and more red.

7x7 inches
guache on paper

Between all the pictures available I fell in love with this one. Lauren Bacall was born in 1924 and still acting.
Today, aged 83, she looks like this, still beautiful, a face of character and wisdom.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Zhouzhuang, China

11x14 inches  
The Venice from China
oil on canvas board

As I wrote many time times before we got back from our Asia trip loaded with pictures, and as I said to all the people who asked me which city I liked most my answer was Tokyo.
Still I dont feel like painting Tokyo. Tokyo had a very NYC feeling around it, busy, modern, beautiful, trendy with amazing food. I would live in Tokyo. I would probably not live in Water Town....still, this is place is born to be painted.
Zhouzhuang is a couple of hours drive away from Shanghai . It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses and the elegant watery views. It has been called the Venice from the East.
Would love to go back during the cherry blossom season!

The painting is almost finished, I might add few touches tomorrow....feeling lazy now:) time to crush on the sofa and get ready for a full day of homework tomorrow: BORING!!!! :)

Have a good night everyone!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Geisha Sketch, oil on canvas board

9x12 inches 
oil on canvas board

Just a quick sketch with oils on canvas from a picture I took while in Tokio.
  Happy Sunday! :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Portraits with guache

 This is my last homework from my color theory class I am taking at the Academy, the upper one is done with analogous colors while the lower one with monochromatic colors. In both I used guache.
I spent all Thursday and Friday working on these, jsut to have a nice FREE weekend :)
With temperature in the 80's F we are enjoying an AMAZING weather here in Ocean Beach, loving it! Can't stay inside and paint sorry!:)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lets start with....Pumpkins!

The pumpkins season has started and is time to hit the brushes and paint paint paint P U M P K I NS !
 I bought a choice of ten small pumpkins and the stores and I did few still life, here is the first one :
6x12 inches
oil on canvas board

Check out my etsy shop or ebay store for this and more pumpkins paintings :)