Author Archives: Amonsanto

Prints

I told myself I would never create prints from my artwork. Well I was so wrong because prints are an amazing solution for those artists that don’t have much time to paint. To be honest parting with my favorite paintings is an emotional ordeal for me. After spending a few months on each piece it’s tough to just put a price on it and sell it. So finally I gave into making prints. I’m beyond happy with the quality and results of the printer. Below are some of my prints already framed that I’m willing to sell ;)

 

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New Orleans Angels Painting

What a tough time I’m having photographing this piece. Paint is taking long to dry and every stroke is glowing in the photograph. This piece is a gift to a very special person in our family. I can’t wait to drop it off when it dries fully.

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Abaco Wave

I went from despising acrylics to absolutely falling in love with these fast drying bright colors. Here’s a 15″x15″ painting I made last month. I took the picture in Elbow Cay during a small swell.

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Jelly Fish

Just sold the Jelly Fish. Acrylic on canvas 15″ x 15″.

The jelly fish have a glossy finish on each jelly making them appear wet and transparent in the water. The tentacles on the two big ones are intertwined forming a heart.

Jelly Fish Painting

Oyster Painting

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.

Oyster Painting

Bahamas

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.

Tiloo Cut Bahamas

Tiloo Cut Bahamas

Sting Ray

These pictures were not taken by me. I used them to practice. This is a fun piece now hanging at my parents home.

stingRay

Mural

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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 minuteĀ  :)

Special thanks to Alexandra Molina for jumping in through the last phases of this piece and helping me finish it.

New Orleans Art

new_orleans_paintingHot, 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…


street car new orleans

tomb stone new orleans

Green Wave

Green Ocean Wave

I spend a lot of time in the ocean but haven’t been inclined to make any surf art. I was snooping through my friend’s surf trip pictures and came a across a fun wave. I changed the colors a bit to make it stand out. This is the result.

A-Frame – Jamaica
Oil on canvas

green wave

Green Wave