Building a new wall in the studio so I could work bigger. I believe it will be 15 ' x 12 ' which isnt bad. Until then, I experimented with charcoal and some loose canvas on the wall space I do have. I've haven't worked quite so big in a long time. It was fun working the charcoal in that size. Below are a few pictures I took with my phone. Usually I'll take pictures of whatever I'm working on in all different angles and obsess about what looks weird or anatomically incorrect, it's horrible...
Seems in the last few weeks painting has really taken over the studio. I'm experimenting with new ways of painting, more closely related to drawing. It's a longer process and my research is still in it's infancy but it has given me a breath of fresh air on the wall. I see a lot of errors now in the way I photograph my references. Definitely need to schedule some more shoots. More specific poses and simpler lighting. Sorry, my grammar is going to get better eventually.
It's been quite a bit of time since we wrapped up on Avaricious and the train doesn't stop. Few people work as hard as Garcia does and he deserves every bit of celebration. I found some BTS pics from set last night and decided I should share.
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First day of Summer. I try and try to think and plan a good start for this thing but I have so much going on that I continue to put it off. So it starts here. Painting, studying, researching, photography, saving, swimming, studying and studying. Lets see if I can start a routine and keep this as updated as possible. Change is a process, not an event. Here are a few pictures of my last photoshoot. Working with new designers and the A- Team, which consist of Grace and Garcia. We had a great shoot and everyone was on point.
Model: Stephanie Roman De Leon - Designer: Willfredo Gerardo - Stylist: Joe Ahmed Makeup: Grace Aquado - Your Face by Grace - Asst. Michael Garcia
Life changed really quickly when I invested everything into this place. This is my studio, there are many like this but this one is mine. I have invested everything into developing this space that slowly grows and evolves in more ways than I could've anticipated. The immediate future that I envision is to have an open space where collaboration will take place between artists and a separate area fully conditioned to incentivize research beyond simple creation. In this space I invest everything; My goal, likewise not rigidly defined, is to forge thoughtfully created pieces and collections. Research, study and experimentation will be at the forefront of the art's production.
In the few years that I've been developing the studio and with the partnering of fellow artists, we have catered to a wide range of artist in many fields. My goal is to grow together as a community of creatives and entrepreneurs.