Sunday, November 17, 2019

Henry Cavill - pastel portrait by Raul Chava





Raul Chapa is a mexican artist best known for his hyperrealistic pastel portraits. He was born on July 8, 1992 and he's living in Monterrey, Mexico.
He studied Industrial Design at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.
Raul managed to impress with the talent and dedication with which he creates his works and has been interviewed on several occasions, by the press and television, including an interview with one of the most watched TV programs of Mexico, "Hoy" on channel Televisa.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Shades of gorgeous yellow


Hetty Thompson - Shades of gorgeous yellow
Oil on canvas
"I painted this flower thinking it would be easy as it was just yellow. Well I got that wrong! It's not just yellow anywhere and so an exploration with shades of yellow and the delicate way they transition from one area to the next due to the efect of the differingg strengths of light and shadow. To paint it is to see and feel the emotions associated with the colours again"

Hetty Thompson - painter woman from Australia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

I don't wait for inspiration...





Akiane Kramarik was born on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to a Lithuanian mother and a non-practicing Catholic American father. 
Her education began at a parochial school, but she was later homeschooled. 

Regarding her influences and motivation, she states:
"Religious art of sculptures, reliefs and paintings in one of the parochial schools I attended greatly influenced my later attraction to legendary figures. For the first time I got to encounter the world's view of what divinity was supposed to be, but deep down I felt that I perceived everything in a much broader and deeper sense. It appeared to me as if most people were completely ignorant of other realities, or that the realities they perceived were seen only from a very narrow angle."

Akiane Kramarik is a self-taught painter and claims that Jesus spoke to her when she was four years old, encouraging her to draw and paint her visions. She is also a sensitive poet. She began to draw at the age of four, was painting at six, and began to write poetry at seven. She painted Jesus at the age of 8 years old -  Prince of Peace representing a well-known painting of her. 
Her first completed self-portrait sold for US$10,000.

By age 12, she had completed sixty large paintings. Some of her works have been purchased by the US Embassy in Singapore. 
Until this moment she has completed over 200 artworks and 800 literary works and has published two best-selling books. 
Kramarik's paintings are often allegorical as well as spiritual.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

About drawing - Peter Capaldi




"Drawing is the only thing I've found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it's a struggle because I'm pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught." Peter Capaldi

Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2013–2017) and Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010.

As a director, Capaldi won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film for his short film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life. He went on to write and direct the drama film Strictly Sinatra and directed two series of the sitcom Getting On.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Please don't scold me!

Raul Chava - Please don't scold me / Pastel on paper