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Monday, November 14, 2011

When a cat is in nature...

...all sort of things can happen!
I had lots of fun creating this painting. It started like a close up of a watermelon, then it got a layer of plaster, then some squiggles , then another layer of plaster, and then this cat, tree and birdy just came about. I like the textures I came up with and the handling of the colors on the cat. They make him look solid and monumental!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sandias

I am working on this new technique using gesso and acrylics. 
Watermelons are considered to be the national fruits of Mexico (as they have the colors of the flag in them). Here is an example painted by Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991). Tamayo's depictions of watermelons are famous all over the world.