Thursday, November 26, 2009

Abstract 303

15x11 multimedia
Again I used watercolor pencils, Prismacolors and pastel and some watercolors. I used the wet in wet method and worked intuitively adding color where I needed with the above media.

Absract 104

15x11 multimedia

Feeling more energy now, I continued working wet in wet , but this time I diluted pastels into the wet paper. I had some florist ribbon handy and made some imprints. Later I tied the painting together with black lines in pastel.

Abstract No. 09

15x11 multimedia

This painting is one of three I did after letting my creativity rest for a few days. I wet the paper after I had done some scribbling with watercolor pencils and Prismacolors. Then, I used pastels to finish up some areas.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dancing rectangles

15x11 mixed media

Just had to wet a fourth of a sheet of watercolor paper . I did some pouring or FW Inks, fluid acrylics and used some watercolors. Then, with some florist ribbon I imprinted a bit of texture.

opposites no. 2

5x7 mixed media

This is the second of the trypt of which opposites is no. 1. A mixed media piece done with inks, gouache and watercolors.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Color Sensation

13x11 watercolors and ink media

Inspired by the beautiful colors of Fall, I decided to get the paper thoroughly and let colors flow. A very enjoyable piece to paint.

Rumberos (Rhumba Dancers)

15x22 multimedia

Done on a half sheet of watercolors . I started with wet-in-wet idea.Let paint flow downward with thin coats of gouache. Blotted with paper towel and began to get texture. After more layers I defined some areas.When I turned the painting upside down,it reminded me of Cuban Rhumba dancers from my native land.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No. 195

18x24 multimedia

I began with fluid acrylic washes fairly diluted. I had a couple of pieces from Sumi-e poured sheets of colors and I tored out a couple with the copper color on them. I then poured many layers of more acrylic colors. When dried I added the specs of vibrant colors.It was an enjoyable piece

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun Day at Studio

I was enjoying painting and a friend who was visiting took this photo.This was a fun day with two art friends.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


9x7 mixed media

Playing with colors. Used fluid acrylics and gesso.Made some greeting cards from a series. There are two more. What fun

City Sights-abstract no. 5

20x12 FW inks on Sumi-e paper

I enjoyed working on this piece. Had an old block of Sumi-e paper and decided to paint swatches of colors in inks. Later, I decided to tear the pieces and glue them.

Flower abstract

24x18 multi media

This painting went through a transformation. It was first a watercolor and then I started playing with it. I pour light washes of acrylics and white paint.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Natural Rhythms No. 2

9x12 acrylics, ink and watercolor

This painting is the last of the pouring series. Again inspired by autumn leaves falling and the feeling of joy I got from seing the autumn.

Natural Rhythm-abstract

9x12 acrylics, inks and watercolors

I continued the series of abstracts using the pouring method. I was influenced by the falling leaves of autumn.

Red abstract

9x12 acrylics and FW inks
I cropped this painting and like it a lot better. I used the pouring method and sort of discovered that I liked the red in it better than I did it when it had other colors. Reminded me of a very emotional Spanish tune. Again, I was inspired by music.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


9x12 FW inks

This time of the year, after the flowers are gone in my part of the world, it gets windy and I get moody. I find that pouring wet in wet expresses moods that otherwise can't be got with straight painting.The music I put on to paint by completed the mood. Have done a series. This is no.1

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Roses after Van Gogh

11x15 watercolors

Painted for the Following the Masters challenge offered by Michelle Burnett. I enjoyed it immensely as I love to paint flowers. We were to paint like Van Gogh and I chose his White Roses.