Tree of Life


Tree of Life: third attempt 1

guess what: I rejected the second attempt of the Tree of Life.for some reason I found the background a little too messy and thought that the figures should occupy more space in the picture. here’s my new sketch, subject to further improvements:   I didn’t pay too much attention to the size of the sketch, and it ended up too large for the boards I have available around here. had to order larger ones. that will be the largest painting I ever made so far (20 x 30 approximately.) hope […]


Tree of Life: second attempt 4

in a couple weeks I’ll be for the third time displaying my work at the Lexington Bluegrass Pagan Pride festival. this year I’ll be showing five pieces along with Tammy Wampler and other artists in a show named Web of Life. creation, cycles of life and the Divine Feminine are some of the subjects of the artworks to be displayed in the show. I’m happy for once more collaborating to this beautiful event. taken by the Pagan spirit, I decided to give another try to my Tree of Life painting. […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born : bringing the painting to life 1

well, I must confess I am not being able to match the rhythm of the making of Tree of Life with my blogging. the painting is somewhat advanced now and on the blog it barely received the underpainting! so now let’s try to catch up. after the first underpainting I realize that the tree has no masculine elements, which is a very necessary thing to create life. first I think about drawing penises confounding with the branches, but I find that horns would be more symbolic and elegant. after all, […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part 4 1

now my sketch is pretty much ready to receive its first watercolor wash. so let’s start with an underpainting on the background, which works very well to help me define a pallete for my piece. it’s easy to get crazy with so many colors in front of you and wanting to experiment and mix and create a color extravaganza, but better take it easy. I try to limit my pallette the most possible so I won’t get overwhelmed and get into more problems to solve. this panel is all about […]