Wednesday, October 15, 2014

i remember a great quote by cezanne my friend lynne hoppe posted one time about the fact that one could paint a hundred years and a hundred years after that and still feel like you were just beginning. i have felt exactly that these past few weeks as i continue experimenting with new colors and new mediums. thrilling! 
i especially like having discovered the stabilo pencil which comes in many colors. you sketch and then paintbrush over it for a watercolor effect. look at those mona lisa hands! just with one pencil.
i used it again in black for the above portraits.

something went wrong along the week when i started to feel a bit sick and headachey, maybe from exposure to my art supplies, maybe just a bug. so i soent the next few days just sketching.

thinking of future possible paintings such as this version of a menina.

halloween has certainly had an influence 
i am trying to find my own artistic voice
i see a pattern of britishness.....well, i grew up in england so the influence seems embedded in my subconscious i guess.
although i have discovered fresco painting through kate thompson and loving it.
above is a pencil drawing of my friend jeanne marie in orvieto
cathy cullis continues to be a great go to. 
as is misty
and then there are those random moments of silliness
i love art, can you tell?
but the other good news is that i finally hot around to tidying the studio a bit thanks to a pink filing cabinet richard gave up for me

i turned a closet into a library
with autumn here, many hours will be spent here
if not here

a time of gathering


Sherri B. said...

I am always in awe of your creativity and how it just pours out of's inspiring and so beautiful to see. Gorgeous work!!

lynne h said...

oh constanza, you always show us so much, inspire us so much... thank you for that.

to me your artistic voice comes through loud and clear in everything you do. it's *you*. i recognize your touch instantly.

the cezanne quote, yeah... there's always so much more to discover. i'm constantly amazed by this.


Lisa DiNunzio said...

your calming touch is evident soft and lovely...some of your faces remind me of someone~almost i remember who, but the memory is just out of reach, like a dream {do you know what i mean?}