This is my buddy Oscar. The paintings above are the paintings of mine he currently has in his room. Oscar is my youngest client so far and it was a pleasure working with him. I’m always glad to see my art going to a good home.

On a trip to Alameda to hang out with his mom, I discovered that he was in need of some artwork. Luckily, I happened to have two good-sized pieces of canvas board in my possession that I needed to do something with and I thought this would be the perfect project.

I am excited for any and all opportunities to do things that are less…mature. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. My painting style utilizes bold colors and highly defined shapes, but I wouldn’t call it childish. However, sometimes exploring something more whimsical is necessary, especially when you are trying to train yourself to paint with colors you don’t usually paint with.

I hate green. There is more on this in another post, but these pieces for Oscar were the experimental phase of using green. Maybe hate was too harsh a word. I find most greens very pleasant to look at and I appreciate it. But for whatever reason green completely eludes me and I don’t understand it at all when it comes to using it in my own work.

The only painting I ever did that was green (Green Piece) was successful because a. it required no blending whatsoever and b. I used two out of the tube greens only. Also, it was paired with yellow and black, two colors I enjoy using very much.

Anyway, I took a stab at some gradients and I came up with these whimsically robotic looking bubble things and thought this would be the perfect thing for Oscar’s room. I hope he likes them. Perhaps when he is a bit older he will be able to tell me what he really thinks of them.


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