Thursday, February 28, 2008

Another AWARD: Cill Rialaig

I have won another award. It is an Art Residence in my beloved IRELAND!
The problem is that they are offering me the residence during the month of October, which happens to be the month where I will be in Spain, because as you might remember, thanks to the Unesco Aschberg competition I was awarded with the III Millenium Award for an Art Residence in Albacete, Spain next October.

I will try to change the dates.
Wish me luck

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ocher oil

I liked this painting.... (if you click on the image you will be able to see details)
although today ochers didn't allow me to cook and I had no other choice than to feed my children with junk food :(
I know, I could stop... go downstairs and cook and then pick up the brushes again, but it has happened to me when I am immersed in a painting that I am really enjoying that when I stop and pick up the brushes again, my mood has changed... and the result is different. Today I didn't want to take the risk, because my mood today was somehow special :)))

New Feb watercolor

Monday, February 25, 2008

Dónde estás Luis Bessa?

Este blog es en inglés porque es un idioma que me gusta mucho, pero en esta ocasión escribiré en castellano pues quiero que estas palabras le lleguen a un amigo que acaba de partir.

Conocí a Luis hace muchos años en un café, era un hombre enorme. Recuerdo que yo estaba sentada con mi amiga Silvia y ella me estaba leyendo una historia fantástica que acababa de escribir de una visita maquiavélica en una casa de locos... Luis escuchó esa maravillosa historia, mezcla de fantasía y realidad y en ese entonces se enamoró de mi amiga y a los pocos años se casaron.

Estuve pocas veces con Luis, pero todas esas veces cambiaron mi vida... recuerdo una vez en mi casa que vió fotos de mis amigos y señaló a mi Luis, diciéndome "con ese muchacho te vas a casar!" Cuando mi esposo en ese entonces era solo mi amigo...situaciones como ésta se siguieron dando siempre que estaba con él. Cuando empecé a pintar, el vió mis primeras pinturas que en verdad eran horribles y me dijo: "Tu serás una gran gran pintora y yo tendré tu primer cuadro". Sí, Luis Bessa fue el primero que me compró un cuadro y que me dió confianza a seguir lo que ahora es mi camino.

Hace un momento recibí un telefonazo de Silvia... Luis nos dejó, y me pregunto dónde estás Luis Bessa? Porque personas tan grandes como tu no pueden desaparecer así como así.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chez Tom

Each friday we meet together in order to paint/draw direct from model. We do not only enjoy drawing but do enjoy being together and chat, and laugh and discuss art, life and gossip.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Orange monday

Orange is my favourite colour... I try not to put it on the palette, because then I tempt to paint eveything in orange...but today I decided to "lure" Orange. I made a diptic and a triptic :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another Feb oils and watercolors

Thursday, February 14, 2008

oils with warm backgrounds

Men watercolors

Monday, February 11, 2008

This weekend in London

Luis sent me these pics, and I loved them. The first one is from a fire that took place in Camden Town in a very old market and it is a pity that a part of it was destroyed... and it is so strange too that the image is so damned beautiful in spite that it is an image of destruction. Fire... many feelings come to me: destruction, fascination, purification, ... and Fire is in love, isn't it?
The next image is also from Camden Town...
The third image focuses in the miniskirt of that tall girl! Luis said he didn't noticed her.... should I believe him? :))))
And the last one is about a chat between a tree and a sculpture... That's London!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

More 08 Watercolors

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

First Feb 08 oils

Saturday, February 02, 2008

February 08 watercolors