Feeling leafy I guess…

Soon, I will hopefully be making an appropiate post of the final product for the photos below.
If you are a frequent reader/viewer, you’ll know my art 90% of the time is followed by the thoughts that provoked it; and although I made these paintings a few months back, there was a lot on my mind at the time ( but let’s face it, when does anyone not have lots on their mind now days?). I guess what I am trying to say is that it took a lot of effort to try to make sense of what I was feeling when I painted them. They are definitely not “a big deal”, simply because I am not the best painter at all; but because of the time in my life when they were made and the emotional condition I was under, when they were created, they mean a lot to me.
So cross your fingers with me so I can finally get my final thoughts together to be able to make it a post that’s truly worth it.

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-Oro Continua

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Sometimes I do things to cheer myself up. Like light up a citrus candle.

This is an acrylic painting I finished about three months ago. Once could say it was for commission. (Size 40in X 32in)

Some close ups:

Then I ran it through Photoshop to make it more “flawless”… I like how it turned out… Just to play around…___________________________________

Forgive me if I sound overly “chipper”…

It’s been a rough few months…

But I’ll be ok.

I like to keep those positive poems I write in my mind.

They give me good energy, even if just for a little bit of time.

I also haven’t had my camera and that is why

I have not posted any of the non-sense stuff  that I usually make.

But no fear. Even tho I’ve been “feelin’ blue”,

I’m keeping the coffee and the music going.

I will have to get my camera back this week, so I can post about this tiny paper dress I made… Until then… I’ll leave you with a quote:

“Life is too short to be uptight”-Oro Continua

-Oro Continua

Yes. I have been watching the Kardashians.

This is my last full week to be able to do nothing. And although right now it feels slightly dreadful (not for the fact that I will miss it), I know that I should look at it as a blessing and look forward for what is to come in this new year as a fashion design student.

So… I have 5 small bottles of acrylic paint that I bought to make art work for my living room, which I have yet to share here. Anyways, I decided I would play with the paint and see what came about. I have been in this tribal/bollywood/native-colombian/”I wear flowers as sunglasses” kind of mood. So I painted without a concept and just let me and the brush do whatever… Hahaha Oh what a mess…

This is the result of too much free time, and no guidelines to one of my art pieces. The painting ended up looking completely tacky and over-worked. But I am still sharing it because it did take a long time, and I like that It translates how bored I get when I am not busy all the time.

This painting reminds me of my early work as an artist… Very odd looking and had that feeling of concept inside a safe without a key. 

Anyways. Hope you got a good laugh at it, and hope it showed you that inside my mind is a very scary place full of odd looking models wearing too much of everything. 

Thank God I learned how to fileter my love for fashion…. If not…. Who knows what would have been of me!

-Oro Continua

Love is a losing game. One I’m scared to ever play.

For you I was a flame
Love is a losing game
Five story fire as you came
Love is a losing game

Why do I wish I never played
Oh what a mess we made
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game

Played out by the band
Love is a losing hand
More than I could stand
Love is a losing hand

Self professed… profound
Till the chips were down
…know you’re a gambling man
Love is a losing hand

Though I’m rather blind
Love is a fate resigned
Memories mar my mind
Love is a fate resigned

Over futile odds
And laughed at by the gods
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game

Oh Ms. Winehouse… I am going to miss you…
-Oro Continua