Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Virgencita on wood blocks

I've not had much time to paint, between work and evening classes. But I did over the holiday weekend find these lovely woodblocks that my niece gave me many years ago. After doing an inventory of my supplies I found them and decided they were perfect for virgencitas, madonna and child paintings. Here are what I have so far. Stay tuned as I will be making more of them. I will have them available for sale at Galera Beso Maya, in Oakland CA. this Sunday November 7th.





Friday, October 10, 2014

Are you Fall ready?

I finally got around to putting out some Fall decorations. Keeping it simple mostly just some garland, twinkle lights and some mini pumpkins.  I love this time of year even though it's the busiest time for me. Here's to a fog filled days and cool nights. The smell of canela spices and brown sugar.


 How are you decorating for Fall?



Current Art Exhibibits 2014

If you are out and about the Bay Area, please stop by and visit these locations. My artwork will be on display and for sale.  check it out!

RICHMOND, CA. Familias Unidas, 35th Anniversary, Dia de los Muertos Benefit/Auction, October 24th. click for more info (curated by Dr. Martina Ayala)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Mission Education Development Agency (MEDA), "Arte en la Plaza", group show, (curated by Global America), October 18 - December 18th, 2014

SAN BRUNO, CA. San Bruno Framing and Art Gallery, "Bohemian Nights" (curated by Global America) Sept 9th - October 15th, 2014. (group show)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Antologia Vinoteca, Hispanic Heritage Month. August 24th - October 27th. (Curated by Global America) Sales  Contact: 415-685-7866, americaj@gmail.com ,  Address: 515 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Art Exhibit in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sept 5th. SF.


Antologia Vinoteca, SF. Artist Reception Friday Sept 5th. 6-9pm in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. My artwork will be on display from August 24th - September 27th. Global America and I gladly invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Antologia. For Questions and Sales contact: Global America 415-685-7866 americaj@gmail.com

Bay Area friends I hope you'll come out. They have one of the largest collections of wines from Latin America. Hope to see you there. Curated by America Jimdela. http://www.antologiasf.com/


Antologia Vinoteca
515 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94133




Friday, August 29, 2014

ABLA 30 Day Art Challenge. Day 13 Self-Portrait

So far we are on Day 13 of the ABLA 30 Day Art/Creativity Challenge. This is the first self-portrait I've done. Come check the beautiful artwork that has been shared over on the ABLA Facebook wall. You can visit us here! https://www.facebook.com/Artbylatinaartists?fref=nf


Friday, August 15, 2014

ABLA 30 Day Art Challenge Starts Today!

Are you looking to wake up your art muse? Here are some creativity/art prompts to help you along the way. Join us on this 30 Day journey into creativity. See you over on the ArtByLatinaArtists, Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/Artbylatinaartists
 

 DAY 1: CONNECTION,
 "We are all Connected", Mixed media collage & ink. 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Upcoming and current art exhibits...

2014

Upcoming Exhibits:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
July 1st, 2014
Pasion de Frida (in celebration of Frida Kahlo's birthday)
Puerto Allegre Restaurant
546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Group show, curated by Bird Levy.


Currently Exhibiting:

OAKLAND, CA
Journey of Motherhood, Group show curated by Valerie Medina
Urban Furniture, 3241 Grand Ave.
May 1 - June 1st.

HALFMOON BAY, CA
Luz Luna Shop
527 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

SAN JOSE, CA
Catholic Charities, Eastside Neighborhood Center.
  • On permanent view...a selection of paintings from my personal collection are on display at Catholic Charities (Eastside Neighborhood Center) of San Jose, they serve the local low-income senior community thousands of meals every year. Please support this very worthy cause. Visit in person to offer support by volunteering or by financial donation.  
Catholic Charities, Eastside Neighborhood Center
2150 Alum Rock Avenue
San José, CA 95116
408.251.0215

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New ventures and sketching

I've not posted very much here and for that I am sorry. I have been pretty busy with classes and homework and just trying to juggle everything. I am also writing a lot (for evening class) and mostly sketching when time allows. Here is a recent one, exploring fear and the fear of telling stories as I embark on a new venture of creating stories for children's books. I know that deep inside of me there are so many little stories to told and shared. In the meantime I am learning from a wonderful mentor and teacher Maya Gonzalez. Learning to open heart and listen to the stories that want to be shared with children. Learning to play with new mediums and overcoming the fear associated with trying new things and coming the realization that fear will always be there. I need to ignore it and just write, explore and let the words flow. The same way I do with art and painting. The brush takes on it's own magic and it releases what needs to be released.


“It is not fear that stops you from doing the brave and true thing in your daily life. Rather, the problem is avoidance. You want to feel comfortable so you avoid doing or saying the thing that will evoke fear and other difficult emotions. Avoidance will make you feel less vulnerable in the short run but, it will never make you less afraid.” Harriet Lerner

Thursday, December 19, 2013

El Sol y La Sandia

Two new paintings El Sol y La Sandia.. subjects that I always go back to, they are like comfort food to my soul. I've always enjoyed painting them. Plus they remind me of summer and I'd much rather be enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures than the cold of winter. 

They are both acrylic on canvas panel and are available in my Etsy shop.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Artist Reception Oct. 26th, Galeria Beso Maya

This year I was blessed with the opportunity to share some of my paintings for Dia de los Muertos at Galeria Beso Maya, in Oakland California. I hope to see you there 6-10pm this Saturday, October 26th.  Group show with Oscar Cisneros, Martha A. Rodriguez, Alejandra Oseguera-Palacios, Adrian Delgado, Kathleen Rojas & Valerie Medina. Thank you Yarita Joon. 


Images: Galeria Beso Maya (Yarita Joon)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Catrina & Corazones

I've been painting lots of Catrina's and hearts lately. The Dia de los Muertos season is in full effect this year I was able to paint a few Catrinas and Painted ladies to my series, along with several new heart paintings. Here are a couple of the latest. The corazon is now available in my Etsy Shop. The Catrina Rosa is available via UGallery.com. The little Catrina was featured as a "staff favorite" this past week. :) thank you UGallery.



Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Sandiafria... Wallpaper, Fabric and Wrapping Paper!

Coming Soon!  My artwork will be available for crafters as fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper!I'm so excited about this! Stay tuned.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend painting Dia de los Muertos Catrina

I spent the weekend picking up paintings from friends in SF and welcoming the 1st rainy day of the season. Saturday was spent mostly relaxing by a fire, drinking coffee, hangout at home, guys watching football and doing not so fun stuff like laundry and going through art that I had stored away.  But in the process found some pieces that I had started and decided I'd better finish. So here is one of my Catrina paintings that I started last year and for some reason never got around finishing. I'm normally pretty good about finishing a painting and seeing it through. But sometimes I if it's taking too long then I loose interest. Well, I love how this one turned out and I'm happy to say she may be going to Half Moon Bay to hang out in a little gallery/shop there. This painting along with several others are available at Luz Luna Shop on Main St. in Half Moon Bay, CA.


Friday, September 13, 2013

From Tiny Acorn to Majestic Tree

Walking around the Stanford University campus I see these giant oak trees that I just love. They are just so strong and majestic looking. I can only imagine the people they have seen, the stories they could tell. Every now and then I pick up some acorns. They remind me of how from a small seed can come great things.

"The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."
- Napoleon Hill