Candles, skull, plants still life

This was a still life I started back in April, (the months are just flying by) left it alone in May and got to it again two weeks ago. I didn’t know what I was doing with this still life and some of the items got moved around since I had started a few months back. So I just had fun painting it and letting loose, my favorite was working on the small little details on the mini colorful skulls. I’m pretty darn happy with this painting. I’m even thinking of making prints. Love the colors!

Small painting 8”x10”

My set up on my kitchen table, finally I can clear this up!

The mini hand painted skulls

Breonna Taylor

An homage to Breanna, I didn’t know her but she had a beautiful smile, she worked at a job she loved as an EMT, left this life too young. I know when I was 26, my life was only beginning.

Her mother, Tamika Palmer, told The Louisville Courier Journal that Taylor was a young woman who adored her family above all else and who had made plans to succeed.

Officers from the Lousiville Metro Police Department’s Criminal Interdiction Division used a battering ram to break down the door and rushed into the house on Springfield Drive at 1 a.m., waking Taylor and her boyfriend, Walker. Walker shot at the officers, wounding one, and the three who entered fired some 22 shots back, according to Eggert, Walker’s defense attorney; Taylor was shot eight times and died.

Eggert told local news station WDBR that Walker was acting in self-defense and said Taylor’s death was the result of “police misconduct.” Source-heavy.com

Her birthday would have been last Friday on June 5.

Take action today at https://justiceforbreonna.org

Interesting times

I got completely thrown off by these current events, nothing else seemed to matter but following the black lives matter protests. As much as I wanted to participate in them I stayed home for safety. But I have been following it directly on the news, been feeling inspired. I was sad and thought we have to participate in this momentum and not despair.

So as always I do what I do best, draw. I also do pen drawings for a more quicker approach. I just kept thinking what a turn of events and what would have happened if that cop had just not gone in to work that day.

“Look what you did.”

Painting in Space or of space

I have been working on some new themes, this painting kind of relates to being alone or being isolated as in these times of isolation. Although it’s something of an idea that began two years ago from a video game I was playing. I just found it interesting how it can relate to being alone and wanting an escape.

I think of this painting more of wanting to get some location not easily reachable and so therefore I have to go through a portal as in making a leap in life because that’s what a portal is. I am a visual thinker, a lot of thoughts I have, I add visual representation for them.

In Space, Oil Paint on Canvas

Drawing in pencil

I know I haven’t been writing steadily and been feeling blue since all this started but I’ve been keeping my consistency in painting. It’s the one thing I have been sticking to besides eating and using the restroom of course. Last year I had gone through a painting hiatus and even though this year has had a rough start, I have more hope for it. Nothing really has seemed to help except working on my art, it just clears my mind and I feel at ease.

Here is some art I have made in the past month…

Antenna lady
Mami and Santi

Flower head goddess

I started this painting in last October and finished it this week. I had a painting hiatus after October and picked it up in January. I just had this idea of this lady as flowers as her hair, more so resembling an afro. I wanted the flowers to take up a lot space on her head. She is sort of a goddess, I was thinking she was some kind of royal powerful nature goddess, someone with powers and in tune with nature or she is part of nature.

It started as a drawing and just wanting to draw flowers as hair but morphed into a nature goddess. I feel like she is royalty but formed on her own from my imagination, I didn’t start out wanting to depict her. I feel like she is rolling out as her own story and could bring more stories about her. I am very happy with this painting, I am calling it my masterpiece.

Commission

First painting of the year I have finished. I actually started this painting at the end of November but was very stuck during December and couldn’t paint. Not to mention I was prepping for a trip during Christmas to see my in laws (more on that another day). I’m so backed up but I’m just jumping into posting again. So here is my recent work, it was commissioned by a coworker who wanted a painting of her abuelita. I was really satisfied with completing it and I love working on oranges, my coworker was happy with her painting.

First beginnings

Oil Painter