Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
The only thing I can do, is to show step by step, how I paint.
I took pictures of one of my last watercolors on paper, I did for an up-coming exhibit in Malaga (Spain). I was inspired by a Miguel Hernandez poem:
se hecha la leda astral como una joya.
My model is the French singer and actress, Vanessa Paradis. This is not the first time I paint her. Like all my models, she is a sensitive, sweet, interesting and nice personn, that I like to portrait.
For more informations concerning Vanessa, here are two websites:
and also a very nice one in Spanish: http://www.vanessaparadis.es/
I first draw the main character. In my artworks, the most important are the characters so I always spend many hours and days on them. they are the one, who will seduce spectators...
I always began to draw with a pencil and then I do it with the watercolor.
I paint the face, trying to give life to it´s looking. I play with light and shadow colors and the pale color of the Moon, using blue tones.
Then I continue with some colors on the dress, designing the patterns that will simbolize the Moon. I also draw a mantilla, that will represent the milky way and a peineta in the hair. The golden neckless are the stars...