Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Celebrating a brand new year!

In pen and ink micron pigma #2 india ink on stonehenge paper 15x18

Celebrating a brand new year!
Hey folks, take out your funny hats your magic fireworks and your friends out in the town and stare at the glimmering lights shall we!!

Voice . Paint . Be yourself


Voice . Paint . Be yourself

www.oodledoodlesmudge.blogspot.com

I created a second blog called Ooodle Doodle Smudge but note - I will keep this one and will continue to post lovely paintings. My new blog is about discussions expressing ourselves and about art. I will be giving art lessons - it's in the works once I get my video camera. But for now I will discuss about the workshop and what I will be teaching. If you have any questions in regards to the workshop please by all means, don't hesitate to ask!

wElCoME To

OoDlE DoOdLe sMuDgE


Monday, December 28, 2009

A new year 2010 Celebrate and explore greater heights

Attention art lovers a new year is approaching year 2010 - That's right!! So celebrate!!
This adorable piece is in ink mounted on bristol paper and collage.
9x12
Explore greater heights!
This piece is done in mix media collage acrylic with a cute postcard in envelope just for you!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A wonderland treasure painting and My gallery show photos

This painting is a commission piece done in acrylic collage on stonehenge paper mounted on wood panel with baltic birch face 24x30








Friday, December 18, 2009

Mar adentro cuentro las paz - In the ocean I feel peace within

This piece is done in pigma micron pen#3 and #8 - backdrop in black acrylic on bristol paper
9x12

Mar adentro cuentro la paz

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elena The goddess of Flamenco!

Done in fabric gesso collage mix media ink stuffed in polyfil - 14inches long and 5inches wide

Elena The goddess of flamenco!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Traveling across sea

This piece is done in mix media ink and collage
11x11

Traveling across the sea!
Across the sea I travel and unravel all the beautiful treasures that awaits me and dance in the moonlight!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

singing a sweet lullaby

Done in ink pigma micron #3 and micron #8 and black acrylic for back drop on 100% rag stonehenge paper- 24x30

At night I wander away with pools of fish embraced by the moon rays light swimming across the ocean sea and sing a sweet night lullaby.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Everyone!! I'm back with more ink paintings!

This is done in India ink and Pigma Micron 03 #1 archival ink on Bristol Paper mounted on wood block - 8x8
The sweet visit

Another pen and ink - pigma micron #3 and India ink for back drop on Bristol paper mounted on wood block - 8x8

A girl who believed

This piece is also done in pen and ink - Pigma micron #3 and India ink on Bristol paper mounted on wood block -5x5
We were made to be queens

This piece is done in mix media collage acrylic pencil and pen and ink on Bristol paper 8x10 with white boarder around image
Exploring other horizons

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New paintings on wood boxes and wood panels!

Blending in quite nicely Too!!

Acrylic on wood box

5x15 3 inches deep

A bit about me!

As a Puerto Rican growing up in Alphabet City on the lower east side of Manhattan, I was inspired by the art around me. I have always wanted to be an artist. My mother used to take me around to places where I could see street vendors selling their art. I could see art through the gallery windows. I would drink up the art in children’s books, but mostly I found my art in my own imagination. I would sit in the park and imagine Roads in the sky. I would ride across the ocean on a fish bird. I would bring things to life and I would give them a soul. After attending the High School of Art and Design I went to F.I.T. where I majored in illustration, fine arts and toy design. I have dabbled in the toy industry and worked as an illustrator but I find that creatively home is where all the fun begins - at my drawing table letting my mind wander while my brush documents on canvas.

I’m shading in quite nicely

Acrylic on wood box

5x15 3inches deep

In collage acrylic on wood panel with Baltic birch face

8x8

Sweet memories

In collage acrylic mix media on wood panel with Baltic birch face

8x8

Hide and go Seek

Acrylic on wood panel with Baltic birch face

8x8

That's me relaxing on the couch
Taking a break from my art studio!

That's brook sleeping - she's played all day with her boyfriend the Rottweiler Ottis

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome to more lovely paintings!!

This beautiful dark favorite piece of mine is done in ink on 100% rag stonehenge white paper 12x14

What is freedom, if you can't be free!
These are done in acrylic and charcoal on 140lb watercolor paper -Vincent Rossini handmade cold press paper 6x8

Artists making a beautiful mess series!



An Abstract piece done in acrylic on wood panel - cradled with a baltic birch face 8x8

I'm hidden between color and shapes!

Another abstract piece done in the same medium acrylic on wood panel - cradled with a baltic birch face - 8x8

The colorful journey are within each shape and form!

This piece is simply collage on wood panel - cradled with a baltic birch face
8x8
The messenger gives my life a story!

These days I been exploring another side of myself - this piece is done in acrylic on 140 cold press Vincent Rossini handmade watercolor paper 4x5
Taking it all in and breath!

Done in acrylic on 140lb cold press watercolor paper 6x8

The Rainbow Chant!

Another piece done in acrylic on 140 cold press watercolor paper 6x8 a more free sketchy colorful approach very fun!!
A self portrait these days!

A 4X5 abstract piece done in acrylic on 140 cold press watercolor paper

A grey Saturday evening!

This abstract piece is done again in acrylic on 140lb cold press watercolor paper 6x8

Deep stitch sleep!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Me and Colors within me, rise!

Hello!
Hello Everyone! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I hope you all did!!
I had a nice Thanksgiving with my hubby's family and friends. It's been two weeks since my last post. And the reason I haven't posted - I'm been sad moody and resting taking care of my leg. But I will be posting more paintings. It's a bit hard to get around with a broken ankle especially the stairs but I managed how to go down and up the stairs carefully. At first, I was a bit scared that I might injure my leg but I managed to do it. I have to wait to 6 weeks to take my cast off and this week the doctor will take off my stitches, ouch! I'm a big baby when it comes to pain! I don't like pain. The day I went to Main which is 6hrs away from home - I was real excited to see Kate and Jeff. Kate is hubby's sister who I dig very much and her boyfriend is a sweetheart. Well Saturday afternoon we decide to go to the beach with the puppies and watch the sunset - unfortunately half of that day did not go well. As I was trying to go over some slippery rocks and seaweed - some how my right foot got caught in drift wood and lost my balance and CRACK my ankle broke in three places. It was the most horrible pain I ever felt. I screamed my head off crying like a little baby. Well, the ambulance arrived and 8 men came and put me on a stretcher board and carried me out walking over large rocks. It was a long way to the ambulance. I was on Morphine so I was loopy loopy. Suddenly my hubby George yells out Maggie Maggie a seal, look a seal! It was the cutest seal I ever seen. And the sunset was beautiful!! Even though I broke my ankle I must say I had a blast in the hospital for two days. And I don't like hospitals but this one was very special because of all the nurses, the EMT and the hippie doctor who operated on my leg was so cool. They were all so kind funny caring sweet. There was a nurse named Lesley who sang a song in Spanish. She was my day nurse. And George was just so beautiful to take care of me during those two days. We goofed around and ate a lot of jello and pudding.
Well, I'm home and event hough I been so grumpy, I haven't lost my sense of humor. I feel better! It's going to be a busy week. I have a gallery show coming in on the 8th of Dec - so I have lots of work to do + more paintings for my itsy Etsy Shop - WITH CHRISTMAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER I WILL BE POSTING A SURPRISE SOON, VERY SOON!!!
This is an abstract painting done in acrylic mix media on 140lb cold press watercolor paper 6x8

Colors within me, rise!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

whimsical paintings on wood blocks mounted on wood panel!

I had these on my wall and wanted to join them together as a group and here are the pieces.
fits just perfectly!! I love them!!

Now each wood block measures 5x5 together as you can see here measures 10x10 on wood panel 11x12 in a half.

Painted in acrylic directly on wood.

Title of piece
I flow and spill in Love's embrace!

This cute and wonderful piece are done in acrylic directly on wood blocks - each piece measures 5x5 mounted on wood panel - 6x12
Born in wild colors of her womb!

Another piece I put together is also done in this medium acrylic on wood block measuring 5x5 mounted on wood panel 6x17 in a half

Explore the roads in the sky!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A change of heart and When I dive in color I am free!

This piece is done in Pigma Micron o3 archival ink pen and Higgins permanent black ink for back drop on 100% rag stonehenge paper mounted on wood cradle baltic birch face - 12 x12
Called
A change of heart!

Aw she needs a heart replacement, she is all heart broken but don't you worry - the fish king has a remedy for that, a new heart to life.



This abstract piece is mix media acrylic pastel and collage on wood cradle baltic birch face
12x12

I call this piece
When I dive in color I am free!
It was such a blast creating this piece free free free!! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all my pieces because I'm free but this one in particular makes me stir color crazy!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Two paintings in ink and Accordion book!

Another piece done Pigma Micron o3 archival ink pen and Higgins permanent black ink for back drop painted on100% rag stonehenge paper image10x101/2 with white boarder around the image actual size 12x12
called
Me so pretty!
This piece is done in Pigma Micron o3 archival ink pen and Higgins permanent black ink for back drop on 100% rag stonehenge paper - image measuring 10x11 with white boarder around image- so the actual size is 12 x12
Called
Toy Emma is ALIVE!

This is an Accordion Book with 13 pages I created - paper 100% rag - measuring 31/2 x 31/2 in Pigma Micron o3 archival ink pen and Higgins permanent black ink for back drop - My favorite pen for inking.

I call this book
Moods that make our day!
Months ago I did two wooden boxes painted with three characters on this subject- Because we are affected by our moods everyday it inspired me to do another piece in a little Accordion Book.
Moods that make us wonder moods, that makes us cry, moods that makes embrace, happy and love, moods that makes angry and frustrated, moods that makes us want to flee and explore - and moods that makes us peaceful. These moods also inspires us to paint, to write, to dance, to some awesome lyrics . We channel certain moods by embracing them and getting down to root of the problem. And once we do, we feel much better taking it one step at a time. Treat yourself kind!

Moods that makes us excited!

Moods that makes us wonder and feel lovely!

Moods that makes us say Wow I can do that and Moods that makes us feel overwhelmed!

Moods that makes us feel inspired and Moods that makes us get into perspective!

Moods that makes us smile and Moods that makes us sad!

Moods that makes us want to play and Moods that makes us want to cry!

Moods that makes us loving and happy and Moods that makes us pull away!

The End