The Pompomist

There is an article about me on the The Pompomist, it's a Magazine about Arts, Design and Architecture, thank you Jamie for writing this wonderful article!

Mushroom


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"Mushroom" 2.5" x 3.5" Oil on canvas
This mushroom was actualy picked up straight from the ground instead of being purchased at the local grocery store, there are still pieces of the soil on the bottom of the stem, no mushrooms were digested during the making of this painting, just the regular fumes from the oil:)

Turbulence


"Turbulence" 18" x 24" - 2007 Oil on Canvas
Since I'm not posting a daily painting today I decided to display this larger painting that I did a while ago, there's a certain tension in the composition that's between the figure and the space around it and it kinda gives a surreal quality to it, still the execution is very painterly and loose as I would want it to be, the pose is static but there's still movement that's conveyed throughout the painting in a diagonal direction.
Email me if you are interested in purchase details regarding this painting.

Traffic


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My main goal in this painting was movement and light, I think the flow of traffic is a good subject for this particular idea since its constantly moving, the gas from the cars creates hazines around them and I always get the same question in my head when I observe this kind of a scene, ...where are we going?

The Philosopher


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"The Philosopher" 6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel
Auction for this painting starts @ 7.30Pm Pacific Time.

Since I did a couple of preliminary drawings on the same subject I decided to do the Old Man's face in oil, the work was done in alla prima style and I was trying to keep the same spontaneity of the drawing but in a painterly manner.
Also, I had a lot of people asking about my painting process so I made a short step by step video while painting this piece, you can watch it here:

White Rose


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"White Rose (Female Nude Study)" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Auction for this painting starts @ 7.30Pm Pacific Time.

I was going for a more symbolic statement with this piece, a white rose usually means innocence and purity, I think this embodied in the female figure represents that idea very well, in the background I wanted to create an etherial mood that brings lightness to the composition.
I also did a charcoal drawing of a White Rose, you might wanna check that out also on my Daily Drawings Blog.

Reflections


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"Reflections" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.

I wanted to combine the static sitting pose of the old man with the constantly moving reflections of the day that bounce off the various types of surfaces and make abstract patterns of light and value.

Rembrandt's Paint Tube - Available



"Rembrandt's Paint Tube" 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel
Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.

No, this is not an actual paint tube that the famous painter Rembrandt used, "Rembrandt" is the brandname of this oil color, its a cadmium red purple and obviously it has been used, not in this painting though, only as a still life prop:)

Stairway/Alleyscape #2 - Available


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"Stairway/Alleyscape #2" 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel


Painting Urban Landscapes is a specific experience, not like painting usual landscape since you can feel the air and aroma of the city, I was painting this one on location in L.A. alley trying to follow the constantly moving shadows from the houses and small buildings, their shape and lenght is changing according to the sun's movement making my job much harder, this scene is a close up of an alley that connects one of the streets in L.A.

Daily Drawings Blog

I've decided to put all of my drawings on a separate blog where I will post charcoal and pastel drawings, sketches or any works on paper and I will leave this Daily Paintings Blog only for Oil Paintings.I think it's better for them to be differentiated from each other as you can see the continuity of my work better, I've started a new series of still lives in Oil and you'll get a chance to see the first one very soon.You can go to my Daily Drawings here or through the link on the right side of the page.

Summer Dress


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"Summer Dress" 6.5" x 8.5" Pastel on "Canson" Pastel drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Elevated


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"Elevated" 6.5" x 8" Charcoal on "Strathmore" Drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.45Pm Pacific Time.

Red Plum and Sake Bottle - Available


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"Red Plum and Sake Bottle" 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas on Panel

I like how the strong red color of the plum communicates with the white bottle and the design on it, making it the focal point of the composition, as always, it was painted from life, I was tempted to eat the plum many times while painting but I had to control myself since by doing that a valuable prop will be gone.

Self Portrait


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"Self Portrait" 6.5" x 8.5" Pastel on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.30Pm Pacific Time.
Ok...so doing a self portrait with soft pastels is not that easy, especially when the size is small and you are trying to do some details with the edge of the pastels, whats even worse the pastel itself crumbles in your hand and dissapears in small pieces of dust, so this is the result of my struggle with this medium and yes I was looking at myself in a mirror, I hate photos (especially Vacation photos).

Between The Lines


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"Between The Lines" 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas on Panel
Auction starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.
Ever wondered how everything around you just dissolves while you are reading a book and you are totally absorbed within the lines, since your whole attention is there it's like you are a part of a different reality, the reality of the book that you are reading.

Portrait Study in Close Values


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"Portrait Study in Close Values" 6.5" x 8.5" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Morning Stretch


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"Morning Stretch" 6.5" x 8.5" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Emily


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"Emily" 7" x 8.5" Charcoal on "Strathmore" Drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Oil Bottle - 6x6 inch Older still life daily painting a day


6 x 6 inch Oil on Canvas on Panel

Here's another one of my older daily paintings, starts at a lower price and comes with free shipping!
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Midnight Bath


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"Midnight Bath" 5.5" x 8" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Communion


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"Communion" 6.5" x 8.5" Charcoal on drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.
I wanted to achive unity between the female figure and the landscape in the background by loose and expressive lines which adds to the suggestion of motion and importance of a passing moment.

Profile Study in a Shadow


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"Profile Study in a Shadow" 6.5" x 8" Charcoal on drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.45Pm Pacific Time.
A Profile of a man sitting with the face halfway in shadow, daylight's shades are very well defined and its lines are very determined.

Silver Ball with Geranium


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"Silver Ball with Geranium" 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas

This composition deals with the reflective surface of the silver ball and the intense color and softness of the flower, I think that when combined together they bring something unique in this piece, I still tried to keep my painterly approach here even though parts of the object demanded a more 'strict' finish.

Access Point


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"Access Point" 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas Panel
The Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.

This is where the actual Santa Monica Mountains start, slowly building towards higher grounds covering large portions of land in and outside Los Angeles.

Profile Study of a Man


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"Profile Study of a Man" 6" x 7" Charcoal on drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.45Pm Pacific Time.

Quietude


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"Quietude" 5.5" x 8.5" Charcoal on drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Afternoon


"Afternoon" 20" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Since I didnt post a Daily Painting (or drawing) today, I decided to post a larger piece that I have and that hasn't been displayed before publicly, shown only on my wall.If you are interested in purchase information on this piece you can email me

Harmony


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"Harmony" 6.5" x 9" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Downhill Alley


"Downhill Alley" 5" x 7" Oil on Canvas Panel

This is one the Alleyways that connect smaller streets to each other, they tend to have a spirit of their own since they are not overcrowded with people usually, also the close relation of the small buildings and houses create a certain tension thats very specific for this places.
If you are interested in this painting you can Email me for purchase Info.

By The Window


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"By The Window" 6" x 8.5" Charcoal on drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.
This is a recent charcoal drawing that I did, the female has kinda of a wondering feeling while looking at the window.

Corine #3


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"Corine #3" 6.5" x 7.5" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Since there were more people asking me about this drawing I decided to make another version in pastel.

Small Adjustment


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"Small Adjustment" 6.5" x 9" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.45Pm Pacific Time.

Dreaming


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"Dreaming" 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel
The Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.

I wanted to make a sort of surreal mood in everyday setting, while the person in the painting is sleeping and the whole world around him is dissolving in his own dream.

Onion Layers



"Onion Layers" 6" x 6" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas,
I made some changes to this painting and took a better photo since I wasnt satisfied with the one that I had the first time because there was too much glare on it, this piece will be available on auction tonight.
If you are interested in this painting you can Email me for purchase info.

The Open Door


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"The Open Door" 6.5" x 9" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.
I wanted to bring some intensity and uncertainty in this piece by leaving the door open in the back, suggesting that someone might enter at any moment, breaking the personal privacy in the room.

The Stream


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"The Stream" 6.5" x 9" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Los Angeles Times


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"Los Angeles Times" 6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel
The Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.

The impression for this piece came to me while observing all these reflective surfaces that are very present in today's world, mirrors and mirrorlike objects that surround us in our daily enviroment, people and objects reflecting color and light upon each other, forming a constant visual communication that's brought by the dynamics of today's living.

Alyssa


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"Alyssa" 6.5" x 8" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Katie standing


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"Katie standing" 6.5" x 9" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Hiding


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"Hiding" 6.5" x 7.5" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 7.45Pm Pacific Time.

Eggplant


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"Eggplant" 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel
The Auction for this painting starts @ 8Pm Pacific Time.
This Eggplant still life was very interesting to render since there was a lot of color contrast and colors were merging from violet to ultramarine blue to carminish/madder red.

Spanish Attitude


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"Spanish Attitude" 6.5" x 8" Pastel and Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.

Elaine


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"Elaine" 6.5" x 7.5" Charcoal on "Canson" drawing paper, Varnished
Auction starts @ 8.00Pm Pacific Time.
Charcoal portrait of a Girl wearing a hat laying down.