Artwork

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Drawing Strangers (watercolors)

I recently began participating in a forum where people upload their photos to be used as subjects for drawings. While there are many photos to choose from, I found only a few have characteristics...

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Painting – Flying Fisheye (Acrylic)

This painting was inspired by various art styles, such as surrealist, impressionist and stained glass. Although I never intended to incorporate these styles on this painting, I’m very happy with the results. For this...

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Painting – Snail on mountain (Acrylic)

This simple painting was created as a way to explore the opacity/transparency of the acrylic paints I was using, and to create another colorful design to decorate my walls.  This painting was actually started...

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Painting – Colorful Flower (acrylic)

It’s been years since I’ve used acrylic paints. I wanted to get back to something simple and familiar in regards to the concept, but also wanted use this opportunity to explore the qualities of...

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Gráfica Chicha (Sharpie Art)

The drawings on this post were inspired by a design style know as “gráfica chicha” (more on that later). I used this style as an exploration into neon colors with solid black backgrounds. For...

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Abstract Watercolor Paintings

A few months ago, after receiving a nice watercolor landscape painting from family member, I was enthusiastic about attempting some watercolor paintings myself, but was quickly disappointed when this project became very challenging.  After a...