Painting: “L-O-V-E" 2016 (100 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas).
(And how to be inspired to be creative…)
I just noticed that if you have an empty house for sure you will get inspired to create something to decorate it, and this is what just happened to us (and I say us because my sister Lupita, her boyfriend Miguel, Luis and I were involved). The house was all ours and we needed to fill it up.
The first thing they told me was they didn't know how to paint (and I said "Don't worry, just let it flow", and that's what it happened). In the end, we created a very nice artistic environment with modern paintings combined with some of my previous paintings.
So, the painting I post this time was created by Luis and I, and the title is "L-O-V-E" which is a 100 x100cm acrylic on canvas (can you find the letters forming the word LOVE? and can you also find a dinosaur in the painting???). The three colors used were black, yellow and white. We started with the black as a background just letting the brush going one side to the other of the canvas in a free style, after it was dry the left holes were filled with the combination of the colors yellow and black, sometimes we also mixed yellow with white to bring the painting some light.
I could say it took us less than an hour to paint it, so it is the fastest painting I've ever worked on, and I'm very proud I did it with Luis. It was also a very funny experience because as I mentioned before, this painting was used to decorate my sister Lupita's new place. Now the house looks like a house and also as an art gallery…
Luis and I, the painters.
We look very serious in the previous photo but it's just to create the artistic vibe, but in reality we were laughing all the time specially because I'm a controlling woman telling Luis "Honey, let the paint flow as you feel it" hehehe and in the next second (when something didn't look kind of artistic) I said "Mmmm let it flow but not that way it's better this way" (Sorry but art is art and it always has to look cool).
Laughing about me being a controlling artist.
In summary, what I learned by doing these paintings with Lupita, Miguel and Luis is that:
– You can use any kind of material to do something artistic.
– It's very easy to decorate your house in as artistic way.
– It's a lot of fun to create art with the people you love.
– Everyone is capable to create what we consider art.
– You feel proud because you did it, even though you thought you couldn't.
Well, it's time to say good by for now…
Web page created by: Jonathan Nuño
Photographs by: Yoana Vargas Magaña
As always, I would like to thank my great team in life, my family that a deeply love, Gerardo Vargas Hernández, María Elena Magaña Sánchez, Lupita and Yoanita Vargas Magaña