Im excited! My new tiny painting is epic!
from the diary of the last ten years of her life..one page she writes "Diego estoy sola" (Diego I am alone)
Doesnt this drawing of mine remind you of Leonardo Dicaprio drawing Kate Winslet in Titanic..
Just found this figure study in oil from when I was 19. While im not too impressed with my younger self's preservation skills (Crumbled up and off the stretcher bar) I am impressed with the painting skills.
listening to the black keys
blending melodies with paint
on the sound
smelling the sound
hearing the color
love the mixture
that comes from
Detail of painting -progress oil on linen under painting
This photo was taken the week after I left Hawaii. Most of my work was left at galleries in Hawaii, however I did bring the tiny red painting that I was working on the moment I decided to leave. That same week I received a call from the Bay Area Vagina Monologues asking for a donation. Even though we had never met, they understood me and what I had been through just from looking at my work. Their fundraiser had "Red" in the title so I thought my lone small painting would be perfect so I sent it to them. You can see this painting on the right, behind my left shoulder.
I think artists of all kinds feel the most vulnerable when they are truely understood.
Detail of underdrawing for a new oil on linen work
I moved to NYC 5 years and a week ago. 4 days after I moved here I had my first and only solo bike accident without a helmet.. i completed my first week reconnecting with old friends covered in bandages.
I was so excited to do a group gallery show the first month I was in NYC with artists from all over the world in the LES organized by Alexandra Catalan.
Like a strong woman that captures you with her tenacity; NYC is opinionated and passive ...alluring and vile...passionate and chill... I am smitten and I dont think Ill ever leave her.
here is a photo of the underdrawing of my beautiful friend Cyrina that was the first painting I began in NYC 5 years ago today.
it seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time