Learning To Be Still and Receive
38.5 ” x 50.5 ”
“I am an architect, born in Argentina, who loves design. I have experience trying to understand how light, shape space, volume, and surface in drawing. I find charcoal allows me to deepen shades of of gray and create a chiaroscuro effect. As l softly touch the paper, l am try to capture this light from live models in natural scenes.
In this particular drawing, l am expressing the quietness needed to learn to receive. The solo vase is a metaphor of openness and stillness, spiritual qualities that help with receiving. I found black and white photography so helpful for this search too. I have also enjoyed watercolors as well , since the fluidity of the paint helps me dwell on changing emotions and movement of the psyche. Again, movement being crucial towards creating a lively reality of architecture.
I have worked with children in my art studio allowing them to play on the movement of light with chalk, watercolor, acrylic paint, colored pencils, and even with clay. I’ve been blessed with the recognition of how close all artistic endeavors are, how they open my eyes and mind, and enlighten my creative process.”
“I really appreciate the atmosphere that you’re able to achieve with all the grays, and the texture of everything. I think it really immerses the viewer into this room. Two things that I think that you can improve on is that one, don’t be shy of extremes- extreme white and extreme black. Really experiment how you can use those two opposites to really emphasize different forms for instance, the drapery on the table, etc.
The second thing that I would ask for you to consider is the space above the table in the background, I guess? That space is a little ill-defined, and I know that it, you know, I’m guessing that you wanted the focus to be on the pot, but without anything defined behind it, I’m focused too much on that a negative space wondering what’s going on. But overall great piece.”