Watercolor on bristle paper, 14″ x 17″ 2012
Documenting these series is direct to actual events and another to visualize a projected image in a cold winter.
Miles David’s sketches of Spain inspire the title. Further, a masterpiece of jazz came out in 1960. Buildings flowing like a fan recall the wind in the winter. The cadence within the image for New York seems to wave at people, “Hello.”
The painting above shows one of the challenges of its various cultures. It represents the solid foundation of New York. But as solid as it looks the forms reflect the blue passive moment from a hard day job. As a result, it makes everybody be part of it and create something new, just like his music.
Watercolor is known for being a transparent medium. Also called translucent, it is suitable for constructing forms, shadows, and highlight effects.
“INTO THE STORM”
WATERCOLOR ON BRISTLE PAPER 14″ x 17″ 2012
Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island very severely. Houses by the front beach flooded with water up to the second floor. Hearing the news announcing the storm was approaching a minute was scary. Then it hit an electric wire, and I stood there, asking for help inside the house. My mother was taking a shower, and suddenly the light went off. We stood without electricity for the cable for a week, and PSG electrical company did not want to move a line before fixing it. Bureaucracy among these companies never fails when one and the other must take charge. Everything came fast, a hardship memory we remember. These are events transformed into paintings. In the first illustration, blue is a calm color, but it is in chaos. They are waving forms in a circle to depict rage. Its dynamic flow over the watercolor paper. In the end, I’m able to blend these two subjectivity movements.