I feel like I am finally getting into the swing of things and carving out a little bit of time to start on this year’s Dia de Los Muertos paintings. It’s been a challenge to find time to paint, now that Tim is back home, work and also trying to go to school at night. Finding time for me and my love of painting has been a challenge. I figure like most things you love you simply HAVE to somehow carve out time to just do it. My paints are sitting out on the dining room table to remind me that I need to give them time and when I do they’ll reward me with a finished painting or two. Yes my paints speak to me. Sometimes I listen. Here are a few that I worked on this weekend. This season I plan to just show from here and make them available directly from me and my Etsy shop.
One of my favorite artists is Lupe Flores. While we have never met in person we go back a while back to 2004 when we both were listing art on Ebay. I’ve watched her art develop over the years and it’s been incredible to see the different types of art she has created.
Lupe’s art includes paintings, hand stitched dolls, clay dolls and more recently a new line of t-shirts with her Dia de los Muertos themed art!
She has also teamed up with Saide on a line of paper mache painted calavera skulls.
To learn more about Lupe Flores visit her website at: http://www.artbylupeflores.com/
To purchase her T-shirts, dolls, original art and prints visit her etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtByLupeFlores?ref=top_trail
Lupe’s art is also one of this months featured artists on ArtByLatinaArtists.com.
I’ve always wanted to share a video of me painting so today I got the nerve to actually do it. It’s about 4 hours of painting condensed into a 6 minute speed painting video. If I get a webcam for Christmas maybe I’ll do this live and take questions as I paint.