Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lester Boronda

As a descendant of Manuel Boronda (1750-1826), I recently became aware that artist Lester Boronda 1886-1953 is a distant cousin. I love the works that I have seen, and will be researching him more.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

After Murillo

This is a recent copy of a painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo 1660, original: I have painted this image many times, using different mediums, to see if I can create certain effects. I was not trying to copy it exactly, but more of an attempt to duplicate effects, using ground glass. Once I was finished with the image, and it dried sufficietly, I glazed over it with Stil de grain, and this created different effect from the original, yet one I have observed in other Renaissance works. Please excuse the bad photo, as it is showing as a shadow on the right, when that is not accurate. This is completed using Winsor and Newton oil paints, and is 11x14 inches. The support is gessoed burlap, laid down on wood.

Trying Out a Frame

This painting is 18x24 inches, oil on wood. The first layer is complete, and now on to do much detail work. I wanted to see what it would look like in an ornate frame. These frames are so pretty, but this painting will probably be better in a more simple one.