Posted on December 1, 2014
I think that calls for a celebration (pours wine glass)
As you all know, I spend a lot of my time painting hot women on hot women. What better way to bless the number thousand with some new artwork. For this session I was blessed with good friend Crystal‘s body as a canvas. She’s the sweetest in the face with the spiciest attitude. What a perfect blend. As usual I had the talented David Zayas Jr. shoot while Rachell worked her magic on her face.
I decided to paint a horned woman with a blue bob on the side of her thigh, just enough to travel up her torso. When I threw the Nike’s on her, I knew it was meant to be.
Let me know what you guys think, and let’s have a toast, and let’s hope there’s 1,000 more posts to go!
Posted on September 25, 2014
The internet is filled with crazy, rude behavior but sometimes you bump into something with the greatest feel good moment. I bumped into this video at The Huffington Post , and I couldn’t resist but to share with you guys.
This is what HP had to say:
But a new campaign is aiming to get more of us loving our reflection.
Started by an all-female band from Texas called The Mrs, the #imEnough campaign uses a “magic mirror” to help women see just how fabulous they are, both inside and out.
When the women in the above video look in the mirror, they’re asked to describe how they feel about themselves. Most respond with “okay” or “not so hot”.
But, not content to accept these negative responses, the mirror transforms into a screen which displays heartfelt messages from the women’s friends and family about how fantastic they are.
It turns out these women have been loving mothers, wives, grandmothers and friends who’ve made some seriously beautiful sacrifices to make others happy.
By the end of the film, the women have been persuaded that they are “enough”, just they way they are.
Grab your tissues, it’s seriously moving stuff….
After watching this video, I have to admit my heart sank a bit, but it wasn’t a bad sinking, it was one of those moments where I was so close to shedding a tear. Don’t laugh at me!
See for yourself.
Original Post by Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Posted on April 25, 2014
David and I have done it again…. I hope you guys aren’t sick of us yet! But with all these beautiful babes, who would be?
This time we got to work with Aura, a free spirit with a potty mouth and good heart. She mentioned she was eager about knowing where I was going to paint her, since she has through my portfolio and it seems almost every body part had been used. So why not change things up a little!?
I told her to kick her legs up and I got to painting. Check out the shots David caught of her.
Ps. This is my 800th Blog Post, yay!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on April 8, 2014
Tanya and I made our way to an All Women Art Show on W28th Street. Fellow talented ladies like Lady Pink, Queen Andrea, Indie 184, Tracy Piper, Elle, Alice Mizrachi, Katrina Del Mar and so many other phenomenal women. As soon as I arrived, I bumped into Phil, one of my friends that I always manage to bump into at art shows. It was packed! Once we roamed the halls that led to 3 different rooms, we hunted for food, roamed the High Line and Chelsea Market. We ended up a cute Spanish dinner on 23rd St. I ordered Ropa Vieja, even though I was in the mood for a cheesecake. I did however end up seeing something different on this menu that I should’ve tried, It was an avocado milkshake! I think I’m gonna have to to back for it.
Check out these pics from our night and the amazing works by so many talented ladies. Until Next guys and gals!
Posted on June 26, 2013
We are two dynamic New York City
based Latina artists, coming
together to showcase a new art
“Blood, Sweat & Tears.”
Our works will display the artist’s
hearts, struggles, and passions
as Latina New Yorkers on canvas.
Through the generous contributions
by Ogilvy&Mather and LatinRED,
NEXTMARVEL we invited you to experience the new collection,
hosted by Ogilvy&Mather;
in a one night only art presentation
and silent auction
This post is super over due, especially since my show was on June 6th and the month is almost over..
June 6th 2013 I had the pleasure of doing a duo show with the talented and 10 year friend of mine, Tanya Lavache.
This show was stressful and hectic from many parts, not just my end.
I know Next Marvel, who curated the show went absolutely ape caca running around trying to get everything done and absolutely perfect.
With a lack of time, and funds everything turned out great in the end.
I started painting last minute due to crazy months(which is no excuse)
I had a specific theme in mind and was being super picky to what I wanted to portray.
Not to mention the fact that the show’s theme was Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Something I really wanted to get down and dirty with and actually go “extra” on.
I especially wanted to show sadness on my canvases, grief and loss being swallowed away by substances that are not the best for you.
Though you really can’t see the canvases in the backgrounds clearly, I will be posting up pictures soon that will make it much better for you guys to see.
Lately I’ve been on this purple, green and orange craze.
I only wanted to stick to those colors and all the new pieces that I painted was just that.
It looks so halloweeny( my made up word)
Green has always been my favorite color, especially neon green. I always tend to use it in my work to give it a pop of “bam, in your face” effect.
Orange is an acquired taste. Not everyone is fond of it, but I love the brightness of it, especially when it’s so saturated. To me it reflects originality.
Purple, ha… I could go on for this one. I’ll keep it simple though. I know many say the color of royalty, but all I think about is Jasmine.
Jorge, I know we (Tanya and I) drove you absolutely crazy.
Promotion, location, event details, cancellations, etc.
But you absolutely outdid yourself and for that I thank you.
Originally the show was to be held at the Ogilvy Rooftop.
Ogilvy was kind and generous enough to let us use their location for our event.
I was the told the Rooftop looked marvelous, though I never got to see it.
Due to the weather, our show was pushed to the cafeteria…
which looked good.
So no complaints from me.
I arrived with my coworker Marlene, she’s such a doll and she’s in here somewhere with the blonde hair and pink dress.
And of course with Kat, (wearing the Bowser muscle T) straight out of work.. and getting ready was hilarious.
(You’ll see those pictures in my next “Never Made It’s)
Misha, the best friend and photographer was already there snapping away and greeted me with open arms.
I missed her so much and due to our busy lives and both of us dealing with so much, and now living in different boroughs again…
times together have been a little tougher to come by.
Not that we don’t have text each other randomly with super awesome news all the time.
(which you can see their post about our show HERE)
I know Tanya had already prepared her speech. Which we were required to do.
Give the audience a little peek into what it is we are about.
What we represent.
What we want to accomplish.
Mention that this was an auction show, and bidding was now open.
And of course, thank NextMarvel for curating us.
Thank Ogilvy for their support and hosting our show.
Yeah,I did none of that.
I grabbed that mic and winged it.
But I promise you this, I said all I needed to say and had everyone laughing.
Straight to the point and direct.
Well, enough about my rambling.. enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for the actual pictures of my work,
(Emilyn, thank you for your purchase, you are too cute.
Thank you to all those who came out and supported our work.
Enjoyed the new art.
Drank a little booze.
A very grateful thank you to those who actually purchased paintings, you are deeply appreciated.
Without the support, it wouldn’t be the same.
The love for it all might be shy,
materials would not be bought.
and expressions will be trapped in our minds forever.
Photography by : Misha Merino and Manny Inoa
Posted on March 20, 2013
Posted on May 22, 2012
This commission piece was ordered by the lovely Priscilla ( @babygirl_priss )
She was looking for a piece for her room that resembled her and I was more than happy to be of service.
Of course I had to give her some awesome cheekbones like Priscilla does, and everything else just fell into place. I positioned her in a small round red cushioned sofa with a gold ornate headboard, some ruffled panties, long black hair, Christian Louboutin heels and a gold bracelet with the initial “P”.
As for the background, a dark royal blue, wooden floors with a cute round yellow striped rug with fringes surrounding it and an ornate frame on the wall…check out the the picture inside the frame.. it’s a print of my logo!
And because Priscilla was such a doll and a pleasure to work with, I couldn’t resist and gave her a little present to express my gratitude. A mini canvas of the Minxinx logo, bordered with stripes….
I’m so glad she loved it!
( click on any image to make larger )