I intended on sharing this post yesterday, but I didn’t finish the painting in time. I have been working on this painting for 3 months. The reason it took me so long was that I was working on other stuff (crocheting, blog, raising babies, etc). I really wanted to do something that gave me free range and allowed me to “doodle”. This piece totally gave me that.
Awhile back I went to one of those fun ceramic painting places with a group of friends and I bit off way more than I could chew. A lot of times I take on a big challenge and end up stressing myself out, and that is exactly what I did. I chose a plate and wanted to do intricate Mexican type art, so I ended up rushing in the end, because it was taking me FOREVER.
What I didn’t know was that if you didn’t finish you could take your piece home and come back at a different time. What?! I was making so many mistakes and getting really sloppy because I was in a rush. I wish I knew that at the beginning. It ended up turning out okay, but it inspired me to work on something just as intricate with all the time in the world.
I gifted this plate to my Step Mom in Law for Christmas. In the end I was really proud of it as my first piece and I was so happy to give it to her.
I am a young padwan when it comes to Mexican art. Yes, I am Mexican, but I just started getting into my cultural art. For most of my life I have been obsessed with drawing faces and abstract art (one of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali so surrealism is also an influence). So far, I have noticed that it is based on a lot of floral leaf elements. The designs are consistent and form patterns. Oh my gosh and the colors are just extensive and bursting with life. Some pieces can be more colorful than others but there is no doubt that there are beautiful color combinations.
This painting that I have called “Ivory Garden” has subtle color in the background, but all of the foreground strokes of the painting are in white. I must confess that I am a bit obsessed with white. I love designs in the color of white. I will definitely be making more colorful paintings in the future though.
The dimensions of the painting are 24 x 18. It’s a medium size that’s perfect for a small wall space. If you are interested in purchasing this piece please contact me through my contact page. There is only one so supplies are limited to one. lol.
This piece really was a work of heArt. I enjoyed everything about it and I know it’s only the beginning. I wanted to post a picture showing a bit of the detail that went into this piece. It’s no wonder it took me 3 months! Here’s to making and painting memories! Cheers!