Tag: art

Art of the Day: Jing Wen

Here’s my painting of Chinese model, Jing Wen.

I was drawn to the beauty of her strong angular features, the intensity in her eyes, and the fierceness of her facial expression. I love the contrast between the warm tones of her skin and the cool sea-foam and blue colors in the background. I have used a free brushwork technique that allows the background colors to interact with the subject to create a dreamlike feeling in the painting. She looks like an ethereal modern-day warrior princess.

Please leave me a comment to let me know if you like this piece!…

Bye Bye, Brutha-K

I’m saying goodbye to one of my favorite paintings – ‘Brutha-K’ has now been boxed up and is ready for shipping to Antigua. This painting joins my other piece ‘Antiguan Girl’ along with many other beautiful artworks from artists around the world being auctioned in aid of hurricane relief for Barbuda and Dominica. The ‘Art for the Islands’ Fundraising exhibition takes place on December 2nd in English Harbour, Antigua. I will miss him, but I hope he finds a lovely new home.

 

If you will be in Antigua, and plan on attending this event in aid of a very worth cause, please leave me comment below to let me know!

Today I’m Inspired by: James De La Vega

James De La Vega is a controversial visual artist and graffitist. He has become famous for the murals he creates all over Spanish Harlem and in the rest of New York City. His drawings show up all over public surfaces such as sidewalks, cardboard boxes and old furniture and are usually accompanied by a pithy, inspirational epigrams.

James De La Vega was born in East Harlem, and studied at York Preparatory School and later at Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994. De La Vega continued his studies at the Sorbonne and University of Oxford. While he lives in in Soho, he also works Paris, Italy, and Tokyo. In 2004, Salon.com called him “probably the …