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30.11.09

i think this one is done!!

I started working on this painting last week, but couldn't go on because I ran out of paint, Crimson Red to be exact; and when I finally bought the paint it was in the middle of Thanksgiving... and you know how that is... the cooking, the cleaning, the guests, more cooking and more cleaning!!!! OF COURSE! there is also the laughter, the joy to be surrounded by family and dear friends, being thankful to God for all He has given us. I can't complaint!
So tonight, I went back to work and finished this mixed media painting on canvas that measures 36" x 36"... or at least I think I finished it!! I might change my mind tomorrow, when I have better light...

Here it is:


7-154
mixed media
36" x 36"

© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Enjoy!

29.11.09

recent works using copper

I've been working on these two 12" x 12" paintings, they are done on copper sheets mounted on wood composite. I painted on them using vinegar, sea salt, and acrylic paint and applying over transferred images. Here are the results so far...


Earthbound I and II
mixed media

Private collection
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

This is the first time I work on copper sheets and didn't really know how to approach it. So, I use materials that I thought would react with the copper and the results are great. I just love the blue-green tones. Any other suggestions?


Please, feel free to leave your comments....

24.11.09

working on a series...

I've never worked on a series before, but I loved so much the technique I used to create my piece Family Tree, that I made it into a series of 6 paintings, 12" x 12" each. Three of the canvases are 1 1/2 deep and the other three are 2 1/2 deep. So, when I hang them at my exhibition in January there will be a nice visual effect. Here the pictures,

Family Tree Marriage
Incomplete 1 Incomplete 2
Unknown Shattered

Family Tree Series
mixed media
(paper, acrylic, ink, charcoal)

© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

... but to see the visual effect you're going to have to come to the show.... don't worry, I'll post pictures of the show for my friends who are far away!!!

18.11.09

Holiday Show "Winter Lights" in Expressiones Cultural Center, New London, CT

I've been invited to show my work along with 10 other artists at a new gallery in New London. What an honor!!!!

Here is the list of artists participating in the Holiday Exhibit at Expressiones Cultural Center:

Diane Barcelo, Mark Dixon, Carol Dunn, Guido Garaycochea, Flavia Melendez, Julia Pavone, Linda Peduzzi, Sikiu Perez, Ken Steinkamp, Alyce Trebra, and myself.

So, I'm taking care of all the finishing touches... you know, framing the paintings, wiring, labeling, pricing.... the boring part of it all but somebody has to do it!!!!

...and this weekend;

Saturday November 21
join us for the Opening Reception of
Winter Lights
an exhibit that celebrates with optimism the winter season

Time: 5:00 PM

If you're near by feel free to stop by at 74 State St., New London, CT.

17.11.09

Very productive day!!

Today I've been very productive! I've worked on three paintings and completely finished two and the third one is almost done! Here is the snoop...

First, the two I've finished:


Little Treasures
mixed media on wood
32" h x 42"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


Green Tea & Sake
mixed media
12" h x 12"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

...and here is the one I still have some work to do to:

It's going to be called...
Family Tree
mixed media
12" h x 12"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but at this hour there is no much light here. I'll be taking better pictures soon and they will be posted on my website soon. Keep checking!!!

16.11.09

Preparing for my solo next January 2010

I have been invited to exhibit my work at the Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, in Wallingford, CT, next January 2010. I have enough sculptures to bring but I need more of my paintings to go along. It is a large space and they have many walls to fill. So I've decided to try to paint non-stop everyday until the Holiday break in December.

Last week, I spent it preparing a few canvases to work on. Applying texture to the background, then I applied Gesso on them. So now they are ready to start working on them. So, today I went right to work. I already had the idea of what I wanted to paint on one of the canvases. I had taken a picture with my cellphone a while ago and even do the picture was fussy I just loved the effect, so I saved it. The picture was my inspiration and here is the end result, enjoy!



Diffused
oil on wood
32" h x 42"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


If you want to get the updates for this exhibition, follow me on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/corinadotdash

15.11.09

after a lot of thought it’s finally done!

Yes! My painting "LIBERTAD" is done! Here is the end result:


Libertad
mixed media
36x24

© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Once again, another political piece, I know, but is all part of my story... I started this one after witnessing the electoral process in my home country, Venezuela.

Unfortunately, there is not such a democracy in Venezuela as one might think, and that is something very sad to experience. But my piece is about HOPE, as
"a house divided against itself cannot stand," and is only in unity that we will achieve our freedom.

Note: "unity" is represented in my painting by the Statue of Liberty.


9.11.09

New Paintings!

By dripping and taking away and then dripping some more, and some stamps here and there and mixing mediums ... just playing around, I have created this two new paintings:


It Happened in Honduras
mixed media
10.5"h x 7.5"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo



Pichipas
mixed media
10"h x 7"w

© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

3.11.09

5th Annual 2009 Autumn Art Trail, in pictures

Here are some pictures on my tent right before we were open to the public. I have also included a picture of the beautiful view we enjoyed that weekend from the Clinton Landing!




My friend Gloria Nilsson (with whom I shared my tent with) chatting with her cousin
A beautifully sunny weekend!!!

2.11.09

It was sold at Open Studios!

I took a piece of canvas and started making wavy lines using the same three colors, just mixed up different in order to get a variety of gradations. I wanted to get the effect that some of the wavy lines were on the front plane and others were receding. To my surprise, one of the lines looked to me as the silhouette of a person. So I added a piece of hand-made paper, the same color as the one I was using with some red paint added to it, made to look as the person had a broken heart.

Still I wasn't happy with it. It needed something else to make the lines recede more, it needed more depth. It was then I decided to use encaustic. So I glued the canvas to a piece of wood using encaustic and then added some more encaustic to the top of the canvas. Playing with the amount of wax I was adding here and there until I got the desired effect.

To finish the piece I transferred into the encaustic the words: "How can you mend a broken he..."

Here the result:


Broken
mixed media with encaustic
12"h x 14"w

© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

This piece was finished right before Open Studios at the beginning of October. I hung it up the first day at Open Studios and somebody came in and felt in love with it. He came later in the day and decided he wanted to buy it but he needed to get his check book from his car. I thought he was kidding! But not, five minutes before closing he came back and paid for the painting and left me HEARTBROKEN!!

For those of you who are artists you know how our works are like babies and we like to keep them for while before seeing them part away, so you can understand how I felt to see this piece leave so soon. But I'm sure it found a nice home where it's going to be cherished!

1.11.09

12th ANNUAL CITY-WIDE OPEN STUDIOS in Pictures!

Here are the pictures of the beautiful studio I rented for Open Studios at Erector Square in New Haven, CT




Close-up of my new sculpture "Sea Urchin" made out of porcelain
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo



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