This is an idea a friend from Jacksonville gave me. I’m so glad that I was able to open up to new ideas and step away from my traditional painting techniques. I find this oyster so rich in color, so complete and vibrant. The middle section has a thick glossy finish that doesn’t show in pictures. Also rustic edges are popping out with a unique texture effect.
I’m always inspired each time I travel to a new place. One of those places is Bahamas. It’s this strangely familiar place I gravitate towards. Feels like my childhood all over again.
At the end of the island there is a spot called Tiloo Cut in Elbow Cay. When I first saw this I fell in love with the emerald colors of the ocean. In this painting you can clearly see why.
These pictures were not taken by me. I used them to practice. This is a fun piece now hanging at my parents home.
I got myself into painting my first mural in the office. We thought of breaking wall first and making it a window that will face another wall… but plans changed last minute 🙂
Special thanks to Alexandra Molina for jumping in through the last phases of this piece and helping me finish it.
Hot, muggy, fun and spicy. This is a spot for romance, art, jazz, and Cajun everything! Each time I visit I can’t help but pig out. Good thing this is a town in which you can burn calories by getting to places on foot. The European influence is quiet heavy. All buildings are different and some have a unique story to tell. Eventually like every tourist I got sucked into checking a out a few eerie graveyards. I was surprised on how detailed the tombstones were. The above-ground cemeteries resemble a time in which New Orleans was under the Spanish rule. I must of overwhelmed my camera with pictures. The way the light was hitting the tombstones was magical. I decided to paint a few pieces to experiment with light and a new (to me that is) style. Below is the result…
“But now I am under, oh
And it’s breaking over me
A thousand miles down to the sea bed
I found the place to rest my head” – Florence Welch
Finally, I’ve decided to sell one of my pieces. The black frame is included and it measures 30″ x 42″ (with frame). There are no reprints of this piece and I would like to keep it this way. The only prints I’m willing to sell are of the photograph but not prints of paintings (I’m against that).
The colors I’ve used for this piece are ivory black and titanium white (oil).
This is the final product…