Friday, December 31, 2010

Whereabout’s

 

Oils and Watercolors  plus the new member of the family Cassey

 

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Miniature Avocado made an awesome Guacamole

 

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Watercolor progress  30” by 40”

 

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Cassey

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Up close Marilyn Monroe Sketch

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sketch & Paint

 

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Can’t never have enough of both or say is to much. Lift, tuck, solve, evolve, endure~

repeat. endure, fold, solve, evolve` play again, repeat.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sketch until…

 

 

Pomegranate exaggerated colors

 

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No complains Life is good, all I need is Love~

 

apples sketch

small sketch… Oil  Apple smells beautifully sweet~

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Daily paintings Watercolor Flowers

 

 

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Version num 2

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Version num 3  with some pencil marks

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Work in Progress so far…

 

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is all about the painting, the art work nothing else’ matter to me but the painting.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Work in Progress…



9 X 12” Nude version Num 2 repro from Pierre
Currently also working on a 24” X 30” Still Life from Photograph and a 18” X 24” Still Life Daisies.
You have probably noticed the blog is becoming shorter but kept interesting, this keeps the blog something resourceful focused rather on the work than the process.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Apple Still Life “Fresh Picked Apples”

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Art Work  Titled “fresh picked Apples”
 Made in Oils on a  Primed 9” by 12” Canvas Panel.

  Is a pleasure to sit down and enjoy, by the way the apples where scrumptious with a sweet smell of happiness.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Still Life Lemons and a Orange

 

 

Art Work “Still Life” Oils  on canvas paper  9” x  12”

 

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Titled: “Limon y  Naranja”

 

Still Life painting done in Oils ,white drape with a blue  background  measures 9” by 12”  done in a  Canva-Paper .

part of  journal or daily paintings 2010.

Story:  Lemons or Limes  eaten Raw!

Painting is drying happily!

Still Life Pears December 2010

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Still Life Pears   9'' by  12"  in Oils
Titled:   “Equality”

The Still Life was created from life  measures 9” by 12” on a Canvas Panel.  Used both artificial light and natural light .  Background kept in  Red with some dark to purple colors.
A fun memory:  The background is done, with My 5 year old son Super “Hero Cape”  which is a red blanket wrapped around he’s neck  where he does all kinds of stunts and says ~ I’m flying!
This Painting is part of  Journal Series for The year  2010  

Monday, November 22, 2010

some more …Portraits

 

 

 

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Charcoal portrait of a women

 

 

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Gouache and Watercolors

 

 

 

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Transparent Watercolors and Alcohol titled “Danny has the Masters Look”

 

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Watercolors and Opaque Watercolors from memory

 

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Oils Pastels Kathy Perry

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Picasso




Can You read,... Him,... really?

Can You copy,... Him...really?

Learned, to see what is.  Behind the curtains might not always be a show~

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Her Fun Side Sketch Pencil Watercolors and Ink

 

Even so Her Fun Side has an morbid sense of humor it is just about  What  we can do with out looking at no one, yet Art should convey  reaction so I do my Part it is up to the viewer, I am not a criticists'? or anything else in particular I Paint! I Draw!  I love and Give back! and I Portray! a Servant to those who are doing the same  and hug all and view as equals.

At first I posted this vid in You Tube and then I felt a bit bad because the high content of obscenity in the music but those are not my words,  even so the words are blipped and  since I'm not only doing Art for my self but also for a bigger audience, I kinda shrunken my self , when I heard comments like What does it means?/ after a wile I have realized that no matter what  I do there's always going to be some,  that will like to say that the Cat has 5 legs instead of four.  please understand that just as music Art is a form of Freedom of expression and it does not always conveys the words..hard to explain but we are also entertainers, I can not apologize because this is a way of expressing the skill. 

I so happened to not only admired both Artists   Beyonce & Black Eyed Peas that by the way not only talented but  their ingenuity to entertain the masses' their hard work and dedication.

Just like a Nude in Art is different than just Naked .... or different between erotic or pornographic, Art

we are in the 21 st century and this is still something that bothers some, how people find certain things obscene, So perhaps next time I do a nude I might have to cover her with leaves just like Margie Simpson on that episode.... This is not conveying obscenity if you feel that this disrupts you please feel free to  go on.. and check other things I got in here...

Again don't hussshhhhh me because I am a women.... I love you too!!

 

“Her Fun Side” – MaryArtStudio

 

Beyonce–Diva
Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Rocking That Body

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Painting from memory

sketch 20 min.

This are done by memory  re arranging my models eye sockets and move her arms this is the position that I liked the second is a sketch to keep flow going moving her fingers was fun!

Nudes sketch Canson Paper 90Lb

 Pose Num 2 30 min

 

Canson came up with a new series of papers wind made that are not only economical but very well done,  for this two I just loaded and re use the back of the paper  this is definitely the way you know you got a good well done paper when you can use both sizes with out no problem. In this case is used for  quick studies and sketches.



Pose num 1 30 to  40 min  re arranged the hand twice and re did the face cut her hair etc..never satisfied

Done with what ever colors left  in the palette sometimes I don't know wish combos are in there, makes it interesting..to look at.
This one is around 20" by 16" approximately more like for landscape  I also use odd sizes and rip off whatever I don't use and keep those as color swatches etc so everything is  re used.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NUDE


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Model is taking from a Reference Photograph  named Caroline, not my cup of tea! I have done her a couple of times,  practically had to change everything and that includes shadows and where highlights are, bad reference photo but we managed. I work with what I got, no matter what,  Don't  stop painting!. think of it as if you're life depends of it, that way you must do it. 

Changed her factions and eyes to the  right also lift up her shoulder in the photo she is looking up and her eyes are much bigger,  limited palette was used for this particular nude...with highlights one brush strokes as well.  This is all for now, the point is to do it, take the brush and do it! no matter how it comes out' uglyfuglys or prettywitties it is you're work, we must learn to embrace those, because from practice is the way we learn...I might come back 5 years from now and might laugh about it, but at least I know this step took me a little further and the next one...

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Painting Watercolors and Ink

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Cosmic Watercolor Painting in 140lb Arques 16” by 16” 1/8 approximately
Painting background  is drying now since it has being raining for long periods of time over here, it has being each  layers and blow dry type of process, there’s  layers of blues but for this one changed the flow of it to the left, charging very deep violets and concentrated amounts of dark including ink.  Sumi-e ink is precisely perfect to work in layers because it actually can be added gradually  to let it rest and dry adding  more depth.

Different shapes where created by using the canvas some what like a swimming pool and Alcohol all around so the painting is done intuitively around the splashes of Alcohol, very carefully not to take on the flower petals,  then Alcohol was also applied to the center of the flower in very high key an concentrated amount of colors,  this produces an  acidic effect that worked well for the painting advantage. 
  The flower again  was toned down with a deep wash of cool colors, and then lift up with  mixtures of pinks and reds on the brush’ The process is somewhat difficult to explain because it is lightly lifting and  then applying paint..so there’s a scrub lift process in between, it does not leave the paper white since the painting was toned down prior to that process, yet leaving  some parts white purposely.

The Painting in Real Life looks very mysterious and the background deeps are more in to the purple split complimentary colors until the camera upgrade  smiles* I hope you can see at least a nice contrast Thanks for joining in This beautiful journal painting entry today.

On the easel? an nice landscape in Oils and finishing up Utley in Oils as well' and hopefully soon to be finish the Wine painting so stick around please'.

Looking forward to the next project! This has being a very interesting and exiting one!
Music for the background was made with Neon Trees Song titled: Animal   Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Twitter

Hello to all of you whom have followed my transformation, from a little weeble to whom I called ArtinWater , Arte en Agua siglas en espanol.



I will Love to explain in my own words as quick as it can be done, in a less complicated way what is Twitter and other resources that I have found valuable to grow as an Artist. Hate to admit but in the beginning even tho had an idea I really didn't knew what  twitter was, and made many,..  mistakes. Like Twitting I'm drying my hair, how fun!! even so funny and very human' this twitts  are very  unprofessional specially if you are driving a business or organization, same goes with music and how you refer to others and colleagues.

in a brief but simple way' will explain what twitter is and ways to use it effectively even if is just to stay in touch, If you use twitter to promote you're business dealings you are in the right path as well, since it lets you micro blog also serves great as a customer service platform, the great thing about twitter is that you can use you're cellphone , e-mail and other resources to stay in touch .

 Let me explain something first, My mission has being the same since the beginning which was to share what I do with some customers that know me for a very long time, My  fellow Artists, Teachers   get connected with museums and to  know the trends in the Art world , how the economy or Other issues has had affected it,.. and twitter allows me to do all this at once and quick .   I have managed to do certain sales from people interested that has stop by twitter, but the sales and everything else has being issued outside the website, because Twitter is not for Sales!

But at the same time one should take advantage, So I see it also to grow and get information/ learning from... media, even tho I'm not an internet savvy person perse'...  The world internet in this case multimedia should be consider your friend, not your enemy, and if you are in twitter and has managed to block all those media people? ouch' well congratulations! but to Tell You the Truth you are in their Field!. As some of you know I'm also very compromised with time being a mom.   I'm also considered a mommy blogger and I am Very Proud of it too!!.. Because this allows me to talk pre school/ middle school and  math  but note: at the same time I let other's... know what kids like, trends in music, media what is going on in the educational system. so all of this is consider resource/ potential also as a Customer ,  being an Artist allows me to show how well we managed to do it,  all in one place. So for us  Artist Mom's and Dad's singles too', this is  Great!. Twitter  has being an excellent tool for me, to stay connected  also with  Family and Friends... I relate to twitter for what it is for tho, never misconceiving it's true power wish is Market  Media and Micro Blogging.

After a month or so in twitter, went in to information that is where  you see this Twitter

 hahaha' twitter got's you covered! they give you a full range of Twitter Rules, Finding and following People etc.  also gives you the opportunity to Verified you're account this is for those whom need it,... please read first, before you go on clicking...  I am not here to explain everything about twitter just to give you a spectrum of the things you can do with the website, and How great it is to stay connected!,  not to mention I have found Valuable Tweeple in Twitter!!! that I for once thought this could not have being possible! but it is...  I'm I thankful? Yes I am Very much so! in hopes continually to bring information savvy' and interesting about not only what is happening in my career as an Artist, but also about The big Vast community of The Arts and Artist in Twitter.


 as always here is what I'm working on...this is what's happening? @ArtinWater

Twitter is How I met Etsy!


After websites over websites  found The Beautiful People of Etsy  trough believe it or not,.. Twitter! whom are also referred as My fellow Etsians and even tho as busy as I am, have managed to give me an opportunity of the things that can be accomplished!  Artists Like Artists never forget that!' their is and does exist those whom show you where to go, with their hands and  point... (Resources) those whom let you know, when things should be improved, so all is for good use, never take it personal, this is Always  to grow as an Artist and as a Professional.

 Etsy has being a Great Help, even tho only less than a year in the website  have had the opportunity to  meet Many beautiful and wonderful Etsians that have hugged and teach me so much, from  the Art of Crafts to Artists that work in many things, from  paper to metal the lists goes on!,   all in this combined makes a powerful punch of equality and insight!! This  has also  shown me the potential of Twitter in many ways and to whom I'm very grateful.

Even tho' I like to take my time...but in a steady way... know little by little  will get there'...please note this is for those considering Twitter to promote them selves before I go off... I wish You The Best in You're Art as a Career! even so some might think because they are humble' since Art does requires patience and many sacrifices  as just but:  I just like to Paint and Draw and sometimes feel a shamed of thinking that for selling it, will make Them more or less' or that also might think they are bothering people please note:
self-promotion is part of you contribution in the economy, grow as an Artist  not only Motivation and Ambition must start within You,. Believe in You're self !always do things with kindness, Respect and for Self Grow.  Best Wishes!  The Power of Nice and Yess goes along way' and that is an energy that translate in to miles away'.

Mary


  One last tip, Head on to My Art List in Twitter and Follow! there's many Artist looking forward to share with you their insight, expertise, experience, friendship in a caring and professional way.  In our careers We are always learning.



If you would like to know more about how to also sprout out you're Artist Career please head out to Alison B. Stanfield whom is also a tweeple and a beautiful person.also known in twitter as @abstanfield 
Her book is Rich in insight and whom in the very near  future, will love to see in person and attend one of her conferences.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Making Wine'

Not long' ago an Artist friend of mine and I where talking about Merlot's.  I've being dying to do an wine painting for so long kinda lingered for a wile' agreeing later on..what kind to portray? since theirs so many! besides Art nothing beats the good company of you're family and friends wile having good wine'.

So here is the process of one of my recent paintings Enjoy! the Painting is made in Oils on a canvas panel.
Surprisingly at the same time, wile answering to my friend the mail man came with my Art materials' and I said Oh Joy! So here is to you My Dearest of Friends amigo and Art compadre'!! Cheers!

Here is The Basic sketch', I like to leave it as just forms".. making sure all is in a balance way and they don't appear as dancing all loco' since the beginning. The glass of wine you can not see it, but is wider' squint you're eyes look back and take out whatever is not for good use..later on...


I lay on the first layers for the bottle elongating the bottle's neck more like the wine of my preference', uhmmm not even for a second caring about lights at this point just adding dark's.


My Impressionistic side Said paint it Low key' with highlights on the blue's... but my Modern era' style said, This wine deserves to be portray as it is!!...now give it some class and make sure to separate the glass proportions accordingly instead of a champagne Glass!!'.


Now what kind of wine is this?.. I know is Merlot but is heavy merlot very thick fruity woody and by the way smells divine...yes it goes well with cheese as well' the cherries are the essense and the spirit of the wine...so all plays well in this composition and of course the background, some what like a obscure pub or bar..where you still feel movement and energy coming all around...

Highlights on the glass, I took the liberty and made my Own fit for the King gold plated glass' in here' it is all about giving dignity to this humble wine' portrait... don't forget the cheese!!

 love the texture on canvases so I must say I do apply texture on gesso  love the feel of it,  the background is still getting there, as so is the glass of wine notice how the background on the glass melts together to give a tonal value, this strokes are done fast..not to mention the color scheme here is very basic all you're complimentary the highlights are applied in an impasto matter. please note: the highlights where toned down later on' but I thought it was a good Idea so you can see the brush strokes here'

Here the cheese has entered proud in to the composition not even pulling from the glass or the bottle but adding a sense of unity in all the objects... stay tuned please.. for more of this humble but beautiful painting.  Now go Have a glass or two and Paint/ Write/Sing/ Run/ Cook or pull the weeds, enjoy you're creative endeavor...Cheers!!