artista puertorriqueña

Getting ready for my show

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My solo show is approaching and with that my list of things to get done.  I'm making my biggest piece of art so far, and I have to tell you, I'm having a lot of fun with it.

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I'm very lucky to have a big backyard, which I'm converting in to my studio this spring.  The feeling of painting outside, with the sun, the breeze and nature, is priceless.

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Theres a lot more to do with this piece, but as soon as I finished her, I will show her to you.  This piece has a very special meaning for me, and I'm planning on doing something different with it at my show.

Well, I better get back to work, so will write back in a couple of days.

Thanks for reading!!!

 

 

The process of the Unknown

photo by  Ashley Holstein

How do I start my paintings? It depends; but usually I begin by making marks or writing in a white canvas or splashing pigment and color very fluidly in the blank space.  I also love to paint outside, like literally outside, with my canvas on the ground and touching the grass.  I'm not a fancy painter as you can see.

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I loose myself in the moment, I move my hands without constriction and just let go of the paint.  Movement and energy is a very important part in my process.  My expectations are always low, because is not about what I will do to the painting, but what the painting will make me do next.

photo by  Ashley Holstein

This kind of relationship with the painting and the exposure to the nature elements, like wind and sun, and even dirt and grass, it's what I love the must about the process.  At the end, the result is just a bunch of uncertain emotions that guided me to see beyond the materials I used.

I'm currently painting and exploring for an upcoming show in May, and will give you more details very soon.  For now, just remeber to be free!!!