How growing up around color influenced my paintings

Why do I use bright colors?


I have been taking another one of Alyson Stanfield’s stimulating
online classes. I always get very
inspired and motivated while I take her classes. I meet new artists, and I
start to see my art career in a different way. Alyson is so knowledgeable and
the information she gives us is invaluable.

One of our lessons was to interview
ourselves and respond to our questions. We had to come up with about 10 questions. After thinking
about it, I came up with one at the moment. More will follow.

 

 

This is my 1st question: Why do I use bright
colors?

I use bright, bold, vivid colors when I paint. Which
had me thinking a lot about my choice of colors. I believe that it has a lot to
do with my upbringing and where I come from.

As I have mentioned in past posts and in my bio, I was born
in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
a very colorful city in every aspect. I also come from a very vibrant,
energetic family just as colorful as my hometown.

 

There are so many colorful feelings I have about my
childhood memories in Buenos Aires. One example is the color of the sky. It is deep
blue. I remember clear blue days with not a cloud in the sky. It’s a different
kind of blue than the sky here.
I’m not sure why, but I still see it every time I go for a visit.   BuenosAires_market

You
can see every color possible when you go to their
markets. But where you most see it is in the people. Buenos Aires is
one of the cities that never sleeps. Walking around you can see the
coffee houses full because everyone loves to go for a “cafecito”  (a
little coffee) any time of day or night. Porteños
(name given to Buenos Aires natives) love to  dance, eat, hang around
book stores and art galleries till the wee hours. This happens any day
of the week, not only the week-ends. They are always dancing away with
their colorful personalities.
Buenos Aires Market. Photo by Jonathan Meter

Buenos Aires doesn’t have a White House…it has a Pink House. That pretty much sums it up.IMG_3616

La Boca “La Boca” watercolor

Following are some of my latest “colorful“paintings

I have done for my Art Exhibit called “De Colores”

Purple Mountains

Tulips 2-full

The Pond

Summer Heat

The Still of the Night

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