Friday, June 18, 2010


For today's painting, I have decided to give you a little teaser of what I have been doing for my thesis. Why? Two reasons:
1. I could not resist
2. I wanted to prove that I have not been slacking but rather working diligently on my portraits.
Now, don't be fooled, this painting is actually something like 18"x36" and you can see the rest of my body as well. However, I want to keep the rest of the image as a surprise for our graduation master show in December.
And now I am off to dance some salsa!!!

"Self-Portrait" (Detail)
Oil on Canvas
Not for Sale

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eye Candy

I was wondering what the subject for my next painting should be and then it came to me: The World Cup!!!!
While most of the planet is hooked to their TVs I decided to be part of the celebration by depicting one of the hottest men on the planet. Do you recognize him? His name is Cristiano Ronaldo, he plays for Portugal, unfortunately during the last game besides looking pretty he did little else... Whatever! He is still hot...

"Eye Candy" (Study)
22.9cm x 30.5cm
Mixed Media
$120 (Shipping Included)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cat Study

I forgot to mention I have been getting a few reference photos from the web in order to paint... But don't worry! They are under the creative commons license, meaning I can transform them into a painting. Just one detail, I have to give credit to the photographer, her name is D Sharon Pruitt.
This cat study is from one of her photographs... Not a usual subject for me because I have to admit I am more of a dog person, even though I looooove animals...

And after I stood up for like five seconds I found this beautiful sight... Thank God the painting was already dry!!!

"Cat Study"
22.9cm x 30.5cm
Mixed Media
$120 (Shipping Included)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Study in Pencil

I've always heard that drawing eggs is hard but very useful if you want to understand value a little more. I did this quick study of one and I think it came out pretty good. And now, I have to go back to the huge portrait I'm painting...

"Quick Egg Study"
Pencil on Paper
Not for Sale