Monday, March 13, 2017

New Oil Pastel Artwork: Still-life with Tiger Mug and Oranges

"Child archer", oil on canvas,126 x 126 cm, (1912-1913) 
by Néstor Martín Fernandéz de la Torre, 
Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation Collection.

Last week I visited a collective exhibition: "Espacios de Arte: Colección Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme" in Las Palmas City. I was very happy to see another beautiful painting of Néstor Martín-Fernández, my favorite Canarian painter (see pic above). The collective exhibition was held as part of Mapfre's private collection, such famous Canarian artists; Manolo Millares, Martín Chirino, Pedro González, Emilio Machado, Rafael Monagas, Tony Gallardo, Lola Massieu, Miró Mainou and Jane Millares. It's a great chance if you want to see really good artworks by famous local artists. It can be seeing til May 15th at Mapfre's art gallery in Vegueta, very close to Plaza de Santa Ana (calle Juan de Quesada, 10. Visiting hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 18:00-21:00).

Work in progress

At the studio I was working on a new still-life oil pastel piece. This time the main object was a ceramic tiger mug that I bought recently from Zara Home shop. This mug looked really nice with the paint brushes in. After playing around with it and thinking about the composition for a while, finally I placed it into a small vintage leather suitcase. Over the years I had a few tiny vintage suitcases for my outdoor paintings. During the collage years I used to carry one of these with my oil pastels everywhere I went, I love them! Inside the suitcase I added a few oranges with a purple scarf, and both a paint tube and a sketchbook in the pockets. I used acid-free heavy-weight craft paper with Sakura Cray Pas Expressionist oil pastels. Enjoy it and have a great week!


"Still-life with tiger mug and oranges" by Birsen Ozbilge, 2017
(Click on image to see in better quality)
11" x 8" (29 x 20 cm) Sakura Cray Pas Expressionist oil pastels on 
Acid-free heavy-weight craft paper.
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