Tree of Life


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part 3 1

after several studies in my sketchbook, I finally got tired and decided to go for action. you can’t waste a lot of time in studies, or you’ll go nuts. to find the perfect images it’s an illusion, for you’ll evolve, change your tastes and style. if you spend too much time looking for perfection, you’ll never complete a work. besides, the final result will never match exactly what you’ve planned. things go changing as long as the colors come; you add something here, you take something there, you’ll never know […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part 2.1 1

a thing I have just noticed in the study in my skechbook: the triangle pointed downward points out just to the figure’s tummy, at the basis of the tree. womb. look what a beautiful thing: the manifestation of the Divine Spirit in the generation of a living being in the physical world (man, I am totally sensitive to all these babies and maternity stuff and all their spiritual connection, felt like crying now.) I now have material for a different work! Luís, a friend from Portugal, left a comment in […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part 2

on the day before my trip I was a little obsessed about the Tree of Life. I was feeling a little blocked – maybe because I was so tired and my eyes were hurting and feeling heavy. but I decided to start a quick research about the subject, since my knowledge about trees of life was a bit too generic. I could realize how complex it is, though, since there are myths about trees practically in every culture of this world. working with myths is a treacherous field. the further […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part I 2

I decided to give me a more prolonged break from the the triptych and work in a different project. since I had planned to submit a piece to the beautiful Embracing Our Differences exhibit, I decided to start working on it. I thought that it might be also a good opportunity to show in more details how I create and build a picture – and how crazy and erratic the creation process can be. the image submitted to the exhibit should not be very complex, but rather transmit the idea […]