Thursday, March 24, 2016

Art for Inspire

When I found out about the humanitarian work that the “Inspire Fine Art Center” does for the art community (and how many people they help), I thought to myself that I'd love to be a part of that movement.  I'm very proud that two of my paintings were accepted for juried show “Get Inspired for Fiesta”. The juried show is an annual fundraiser with proceeds benefiting community outreach programs.
 The exhibit will take place at Carver Community Cultural Center from April 7 through April 29, 2016.
   My 1st paining: “Summer Day”.  This is one of my favorite works.  A warm and peaceful summer day depiction.  The harmony and peace never fail to comfort me. I imagine myself in the pinewood shades, listening to the birds, feeling the light breeze... always brings a smile to my face.

  My 2nd painting: “Flowery Inn”. An interesting story... One spring day my friend and I got lost on a county road in Comal Co.  While trying to get re-oriented, I saw a sign: 'Stagecoach Inn'.  We decided to stop and ask for directions.  Getting further lost didn't seem to be a good idea.  This was not an ordinary inn.  It's one of the oldest homesteads in Texas... built from 1840-1860's.  The owner gave us a tour and told us how her and her husband rebuild the place into a B&B.  I felt like I had been transported back in time!  Just an old gray house, wild flowers by the fence, and a feeling of grandmother rocking in a corner keeping an eye on things.  This was my inspiration for "Flowery Inn".

Friday, February 5, 2016

SAMA collection

Yes, it's been a while since my last posting. But I'm back!

I would like to share with you two of my drawings from my new collection from San Antonio Museum of Art.

First: Study “Sorrow”, Pencil, 11x14.
This was a bust-size sculpture of a woman by John Gutzon Borglum (American, 1867-1941). Mr. Borglum is better known as the creator of Mt. Rushmore. This woman sculpture inspired me with it's deep lines under her eyes as well as her clenched jaw. I get the feeling of great sorrow and pain from this work.

Second: “Study of Diego Rivera”, Pencil, 11x14
Dos Mujeres is one of Diego Rivera’s (Mexican, 1886-1957) greatest cubist works. Rivera painted this while in Paris in 1914. It is a double-portrait consisting of Rivera’s first wife Russian born Angelina Beloff and Russian-Cuban painter Alma Dolores Bastian. On my fragment of this painting, you can see the portrait of the beautiful woman. This was my first attempt in cubism. It was challenging, but very enjoyable.