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.
I’ve been doing a lot of sharpie drawings in my spare time when I can’t get to my paints. Rather than hoard them in my sketchbook, I thought I’d share them. Maybe they’ll become a coloring book when I collect enough of them to call it book. Here’s one I’m sharing and a sneak peak at few others. For the freebie click on the image and print and have fun with markers, crayons or paint. Enjoy!
The Day of the Dead – A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or honoring death as the price for liberty.
October 20 — November 13, 2010
Reception and Celebration:
Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-7PM
Thursday October 14th
Latina(o) Artists United Against Breast Cancer, Reflections on Canvas, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Latinas Contra Cancer in San Jose. 255 North Market Street, Suite 175 (corner of Julian-on North San Pedro side on backside of building)This is truly an international collaboration with art pieces, sculptures and photographs from Latin America, Europe and the U.S. a few of the local Bay Area artists include: Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Alejandra Palos, Alejandra Oseguera, and myself.
I have a painting on display in the mansion. There will also be a Days of the Dead ceremony led by Yolanda Aranda with Xaguia Aztec dancers, Folklore music and dancing by Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward and Grupo Folklorico Tlapalli Musical performances by Blanca, Jesus Cisneros, Viviane DeLeon Bias and Solo Amigos, Chabot College Theatre performs an original Days of the Dead play, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, activities for kids.
Presented in partnership with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
You can participate! Bring canned food for the community altar. All the food will be donated to a local food bank.
The Meek Mansion is located at 17365 Boston Road at Hampton Road in Hayward