Finally completed! My first Aquatint Etching
Urban Abstractions 1
Expect to see this etching in our upcoming group show: Enviro-Mental
By members of the Graphic Arts Workshop
Working on a new piece! Using fluorescent colors!!🌈 😎✌🏼 🎨
“There is nothing to see here” 👁
New Mixed Media on Canvas 36” x 18”
I’ve been living in San Francisco for so many years, and never found a reason to visit Treasure Island. Until I realized just recently, that is the fact that I never been there, the only reason I need to go.
Finally, a day with no rain and with free time to spare, I jumped in the car and made it to Treasure Island for a new adventure.
What I found was the most exquisite landscape, filled with abandoned buildings, shipping wagons and storage units. I spent a couple of hours photographing everything I could. Here are some pictures of the experience!
My collage piece “Acid Love” has been selected for the Spring Art Show at:
EvolvedSF 3067 24th St. San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception this Friday from 7pm to 10 pm.
A few years ago, I started the hashtag #highartinlowplaces - which I use, every time I take a picture of accidental, streetart. Those unintended masterpieces that are mostly overlooked, because they are not hanging from the walls of a gallery or a museum; but are found in the lowest areas of the city.
Later, other fellow photographers adopted this hashtag for the same kind of pictures. Now the hashtag #highartinlowplaces have been used over 20k times in Instagram, and the number of users keeps growing!! 😎
Check out the Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/highartinlowplaces/
and Facebook Group Page here: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1022762041252005?tsid=0.5515152196148071&source=result
Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 36”
Finally completed this piece I’ve been battling with for a while now!
All geared up to paint!
Usually, it takes me hours or days to come up with one collage illustration that I like. Today, as an experiment I decided to fit as many collages as possible in 3 hours period. I thought that working fast, would allow for some simplicity and minimalism. I was able to produce these 3 collages in 3 hours.
I have been working on this painting for a while now! I abandoned it a couple of times, every time feeling it wasn’t finished, and I needed to do something else. Although, other people who saw it thought it was done.
Two days ago, I decided to take it out of the closet again, and see if I could finally take it where it needs to go. I spent a few hours, adding, removing, adding again. The process made me so frustrated and anxious! For some reason I felt this pressure to finish it!! Suddenly, this sharp pain on my neck, forced me to stop and take a break. Finally, while resting away from the studio, I asked myself: Why the hurry?
I went back to the studio this morning, before I did anything else, and took a good look at the piece. There she was, resting on my easel, soundly asleep, like a beast finally taking a break after some serious beating.
This prompted me to wonder: Is the piece being resilient or is it me? am I pushing too hard? Do I need to slowdown? What am I even looking for? Where am I going?
Opening Reception this Friday Feb 15, from 5pm to 8pm
Music, Snacks and Drinks!
Painted LIVE today at Bloom Room SF
Acrylic on Canvas
Bloom Room SF
471 Jessie St, San Francisco, California 94103
from 4 pm to 7 pm
I will also go Live in Facebook Stay tuned 👁
It will be HIGH ART for sure! 😁