Monday, August 19, 2013

Diving in blue

oil on canvas
6,4" x 6,4" (16 x 16 cm)

I wanted to do something different this time - well, not very different but different.  It's a micro of a blue flower.  It's a bit centered but not too much to disobey art rules.  Blue is not a very common color for flowers and when I saw it, I surely put it in the to do list. :)

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beetle on white

oil on canvas side-painted
9,6" x 12" (24 x 30 cm)

An other bug, a beetle this time.  I am getting bigger and bigger fan of these wonderful creatures and their tiny but powerful world.  We don't usually bother ourselves with them, they go unnoticed and seem unimportant but without their contribution life on earth would be impossible.  This guy above is a mighty giant in his own world.  I was recently watching a documentary about the world of insects and it's amazing how complicated and busy lives they live. Focusing on micros I feel I opened a gate to an other world or jumped into the rabbit's hole with Alice. 
The reference photo belongs to Lisa Martin, thank you Lisa!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

I am looking at you

8 1/4" x 11 3/4" (21 x 29.7 cm)
pastel and charcoal pencils on Fabriano 200 gr paper

I've had this photo for a long time found somewhere in the internet, I really want to thank the unknown (to me) photographer.  Some days ago my eye fell onto it and I felt I wanted to do it.  Nature is sacred to me, all the animals that are close to extinction because of humanity's lifestyles are also sacred and I am on my own small personal path to help in some way every time I can.  The way this cheetah looks at someone or something at the other side made me think that this could be me or some other human trying to excuse the unexcusable.  I love the result and I hope I've justified this wonderful wild creature.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Buckeye butterfly

oil on canvas side-painted
12" x 8" (30 x 20 cm)

Yes, an other butterfly, this is a buckeye one and I liked the way it covers the painting and it fits with the rest of nature.  I wonder if this is a spring or a summer painting, in the end.
The reference photo belongs to Rodney Campbell

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

pastels on 160gr Fabriano acid free black paper
9" x 12" (23 x 30,5 cm)

Out of comfort zone.  The first pastel after a long long time.  I feel excited finding myself in this medium again.  Butterflies symbolize regeneration and the constant change which is the real one law of the universe. Maybe I need some change in my quite stressful latest period of time and maybe I need her help to achieve it along with a new more revolutionary state of mind.  This specific butterfly is not justified by the photo since greens and yellows seem so better from close.  Have a great August time!
The photographer who inspired this one is K. Brooks.