Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Watercolor flower painting Iris

Titled "unnoticed"

Watercolor flower painting Wild Iris and painting process

  When encounter with  the flower seems not interesting,  but once you get closer you start noticing the extravagant design, growing unnoticed by must visitors, this beautiful wild iris is no more than 3 to 4 inches in size but packed with details, resembles almost an orchid with less texture. 

The flowers veins inside are black and the petals are pale yellow with a touch of orange, the inside is very pale almost white...The first sketch was made.

Taking notes along the way, noticed also how the bud grows from inside and once the flower starts to wilt, the color changes to an almost dark purple tone.   This flower is so complicated that  it is not over. 

The flower grows wild around the rim of the park can see it sprout in the midst of summer, the inside was changed to a bearded instead.
Careful study and research should not be taken slightly, in the process of learning no shortcuts are allowed.
For the painting: The watercolor paper was submerged various times in water then the first layers of watercolor where applied, once the color is poured you start seeing what it looks like a form and shape.
  It is fun, because you often don't know what's next, once color is applied then is lifted up,  adding alcohol for interesting shapes and contrast.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oil Painting Portrait and video


Portrait of a young women in Oils


With this portrait, the disadvantage was time. The good thing in my opinion is that despite of the risks taken the results are favorable, in the process of making the painting, the eyes view was changed several times from eyes looking down,closed to open. (glad wasn’t ruined)    

Oil Painting Portrait by Vargas

It is important to continue, nothing gives more satisfaction than learning, experimenting and continue pushing your self. For this portrait, the larger strokes where used to define the face, hiding shadow within the background.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Watercolour painting female nude ACEO




This ACEO is one of my favorites for the day. The Painting was developed  wet in to wet rather than a direct approach, working fast. Immediately going to the darkest dark developed with just pigment. Not undermining the understanding of muscle, bone movement underneath the skin and it’s ligaments.  

To give strength to the darks a combination of purple, blue and green was used. Skin tones since the darkest to the lightest in the light reflects many colors, as an exercise to learn how to see light in the skin with different eyes, when you see light coming from a window put your hand and see the transparency that your skin has against the sun.

Oil flower painting work in progress



The painting size 16” by 20” on canvas, is going in to stages at the moment,  just lay down the colors that would be played by other layers of other colors, going with the flow with this one, not planning  to much, time does not allowed it.  The background being a busy one, follow to remedy with centering the flower. Some of the leaves are flowing in a circular motion to help the view.  Eventually will add more flowers around, will see if it works. On the meant time here is the  work in progress. 

Cuando comienza uno con una pintura, pensar mucho en como va hacer el resultado resulta un poco presuntuoso, Creo que las sorpresas y el invento ejercita el cerebro.  Por eso el preocuparme en conectar la pintura no es importante en este momento. De los errores es que se aprende. El movimiento entre las ramas y las hojas de la planta dan el suficiente efecto visual.  Hasta ahora, es lo unico planeado hasta este momento.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Photo New Image on Galleries and Social Media site





Why? people like to see with whom they are talking, chatting, smiling, dealing and  agreeing with, that is why every year we spent so much on different gadgets to helps us achieve  better communication.  Pay close attention, This is why your Bio. should be also a continuation of you and your motives, everything should be truthful.  Never deviate, always respect and treat others cordially, engage in conversations and take interest in others. No matter how much experience you have, let others express themselves. Lets go a little further with this topic, in a person to person conversation, Will it be easy to continue if they couldn’t see each other in the face? Not really, it will be uncomfortable, and trust is out of the question.

In business as with any other relations all are cultivated by communication. For it to grow it needs to have exchange of knowledge, trust, mutual respect, not seeing yourself bigger than or better, on the contrary doing everything to help.   That is why is recommended that you have the same picture in all your websites. Because you are not communicating person to person, but using a third party. Your Image is important.

face reference is important,  to your Art and for your Brand.

Polish your image is important, But if you change it constantly, makes you inconsistent, in other words, turns off, this topic should  not be taken slightly. Specially if your serious about promoting your self and your art. People should be able to recognize you and pin point your work.

If you are serious in building and Image, Your Art should match your face. This means that if you paint in a certain style that is serious, you won’t put flashy colors or look all wacky on your picture. If you are an Artist, you should definitely take a photo with your artwork by your side. Please note: Not that everything should go according to looks, looks are irrelevant here. The must important part should be your work.

All this information is provided to you trough experience, as I’ve become older have encounter many that have helped me to become whom I am today.  For that I’m absolutely grateful. Their advice, recommendations, even sometimes giving me a pull of the ear or two.   Learning the hard way, this means experimenting on a trial and error mode. 

For that I’ve encourage you to also do your research.

The internet can serve you in so many ways, it is in fact doing what was purposely invented for, to give information, massive resources out there". Many giving free information to help others out. If you use the net to establish your small business, use your time well spent for,  and wisely.

There's nothing wrong with using the internet to your advantage. But in my humble opinion, nothing compares as having a cup of tea or coffee with a real person on a face to face meeting.  This should be your priority when establishing your self as an Artist.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oil Painting Lilly flower




Use small paintings for larger scale paintings, it will help you to plan a head and with time, as well as to choose a color palette and correct your previous mistakes. It  will  give more strength to your drawings,  and must importantly, will help you in your composition.

Each painting should be looked as a continuation of the previous, if you dabble in watercolors or any other medium, use it as a preview of what’s next in your painting projects.

The canvas irregularity's made this painting a challenge. nevertheless, The Lilly now sits happily drying. The background greens and darks makes it to stand out.  This painting will be done for sure again in a larger scale.

Born out of the inspiration from this resent watercolor painting, where the flower  sits down on a teacup.

finished still life2