Category Archives: painting

Day 15

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Today’s pattern mixes handmade shapes with formal repetitions. It would work well on a tote bag, a notebook… Where else would you use it? Agora, em português: a todos os que saíram à rua para se manifestarem … Continue reading

Day 14

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I would love to see this pattern on a cotton blouse. How about you? Happy Friday!

Day 13

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Although we are still in the first half of the month, I can already state that this project has been a success. A success for me, because of all the fun involved in creating a module and then seeing the … Continue reading

Not a portrait

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So, this is obviously not a portrait. I´m enjoying letting this painting become more abstract, although it did depart from nature. We´ll see how far in the figurative-abstract spectrum it will end. I´m recycling a canvas, it has lots of … Continue reading

Portrait finished

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This is the last portrait, just finished today. It´s acrylic on canvas, as usual. Work in progress shots are here. Today I started a new painting; this time, it won´t be a portrait, as I became a bit tired of … Continue reading

Challenges and struggles

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I´ve mentioned here (too many times?) that my main challenge for 2012 is to paint everyday. I´ve been painting portraits, so far (I, II, III, IV), and I´ve felt different and mixed feelings about the process. Because of their nature … Continue reading

Eyes, portraits and vulnerability

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Today is all about eyes. Every new portrait starts with an outline of shapes and then slowly proceeds to the details. In portraits, little differences have an enormous effect on the outcome of expressions or even on the actual recognition … Continue reading

Finished!

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It´s finished! This is the portrait I mentioned previously as being challenging: it had noses (ahem, they´re tricky) and many faces. Still, it was a pleasure to work on it and see my two beautiful, sweet nieces come to “life”. … Continue reading

3/4

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Here´s the portrait of my younger sister. This one posed a challenge for me because it was the first time I had 3/4 profile portrait to do. Noses are tricky! But I´m happy with the result – and I believe … Continue reading

First portrait in 2012

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Setting up goals for 2011 and sharing them worked like a charm for me: I really made an effort to accomplish those objectives. A post on the subject is in progress and coming soon. This year, one of my goals … Continue reading