Tag: Painting

Ruyoo series #2

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‘Ruyoo series #2’ © 2018 Carlos Aleman

The reference photo I worked from actually had red paint on model, Ruyoo Jyoo’s, face.  I thought it looked a little too much like blood and opted for blue.  Once I added the neon colored paints, the painting activated with energy, at least what I consider nice movement and balance.  I didn’t use the stencil squares as much in this one.  I stopped just as I found satisfaction with smudges and marks that are part of the process.  And of course, there are a few intentional and carefully placed dots.

Almost all the paintings on this site are for sale. Currently, I’m working a small‘preliminary’ paintings that I will eventually show to my art dealer and then decide on what would translate well to large canvases. If you’re interested in collecting my work, please contact me or Glenn Aber, owner of Ai Bo Gallery.  Please see contact page.

 

Ruyoo #1

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‘Ruyoo series #1’ © 2018 Carlos Aleman

 
 
Although I’ve spent a few years studying Mandarin, I still can’t understand the language, much less decipher writing.  The model, Ruyoo Jyoo, told me that she wasn’t sure what the Chinese characters on her face meant.  I was eventually told by someone that they mean ‘true feelings,’ or ‘real emotions,’  at least the parts that were readable (seems compatible with the expression on her face).  As with recent paintings, this is a small work on paper, about 18″ x 24″ painted with acrylics. This seems to me a good candidate for a large canvas.  I’ll keep you posted if it becomes such a thing.   Or you can help me decide by commissioning a new project.