Friday, September 25, 2009

Cuchilla Alta Uruguay Monica Fallini paintings update week # 39

Work in progress
This week I completed this seascape I started some weeks ago. This piece is part of the "Seascapes Project 2009" and it is based on a photograph (one of a series of many pictures specially taken for this project by Juan Fallini) of Cuchilla Alta, Uruguay.
The coast of this village is amazing. Beautiful natural rocks molded by the erosion of time being shaped by strong winds in Winter and powerful surf on stormy days.
On the horizon we can see the hills of the city of Piriapolis.
This is an oil painting on stretched canvas, 22" x 22", ready to hang.
Esta semana he completado este paisaje marino que comencé hace ya algunas semanas.
Esta obra es parte de la serie "Proyectos paisajes marinos 2009" y está basada en una fotografía (una de la serie de varias fotos especialmente tomadas para este proyecto por el Sr. Juan Fallini) de Cuchilla Alta en Uruguay.
La costa de este balneario es maravillosa. Las rocas naturales moldeadas por la erosión del tiempo y vientos fuertes en el Invierno y poderosas olas en los días de tormenta, son hermosas.
En el horizonte podemos apreciar los cerros de la ciudad de Piriápolis.
Es un óleo sobre tela de 56 cm x 56 cm, y está listo para desplegar.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Monica Fallini art update week # 38

Work in progress:
This past week I've been working on these two poppies' paintings in acrylics.
I also painted a larger version of "Pauline Sphinx". This last one is acrylic on hand prepared and primed masonite board, 20" x 16".
My cat Pauline has been the subject of some of my cat portraits, she is a beautiful model to work with and I may have more paintings of her coming soon.
About the seascape, it is still in progress, applying layer after layer of oils and drying in between, I am finally getting what I wanted.
I hope you enjoy your visit today and let me know about questions or comments. Have a great weekend !, Monica.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Monica Fallini Paintings week # 37 update

A path with heart.
In different stages over this past six years I felt compelled to paint a path, a road. Sometimes I painted a path in the woods, other times it was a city street between buildings.
Paths are very symbolic, I think that every time I draw a path it has to do with something going on inside and I try to express something important to the viewer. I am not sure what it is, but for years I've been trying to follow paths with heart.
I think one of the keys of happiness is to devote a lot of time in one's life to follow a path with heart. The path can be cooking, painting, playing music, singing, cleaning, building, answering phones calls, helping others, helping animals, teaching, raising kids, repairing things, etc, etc, etc, as long as the person performing the action (karma in Sanskrit) finds the "heart" in that activity, finding his/her purpose (dharma) and the purpose of the activity itself one becomes one with the path and this leads to wholeness (plenitud) and contentment.
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