Friday, July 29, 2016


I LOVE this quote!

In the Style of Alfredo Palermo

for Digitalmania:

Whether in powerful red, vibrant orange, or gentle green, Alfredo Palmero’s Meninas and their charming colours have an almost hypnotic effect. In his large-format portraits, tradition meets modernity, and abstraction collides with the paintings of the old masters. It is no coincidence that his series is named after the famous painting “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez, one of the most important portrait painters of the Spanish Baroque. Palmero shares Velázquez’s love for detail as well as his unique ability to express his model’s personality in just a few brushstrokes. 

Palmero created his Meninas as symbols of femininity, allegories for the mysteries of women and their role in society. We seem to recognise typical female attributes in their expressive poses: Gentleness, pride, and sensuality are almost tangible. Each embodies a different disposition and symbolises a different allure – one that is reflected in the background colours. It is not only the exquisite colours of Palmero’s portraits that stand out, but also the pieces’ compositional nature. While the upper halves of the images follow a realistic, figurative style of painting, the bottom halves lose themselves in complete abstraction. His use of expressive brushstrokes to portray the Meninas’ opulent dresses is almost reminiscent of a sketch by Miró. This contrast-rich relationship creates the distinctive charm of Palmero’s works, whose beauty is matched only by that of the Meninas themselves. 

You can view some of the Meninas here.

I, of course, put my own mark on his style...

Lady in Red

Lady of the Heavens

Lady of the Feathers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Three Muses--Royals

His Tiny Majesty

images from Google, Holliewood Studios, Tumblefish and Crowabout.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

SPA--At the Beach

Jones Beach, Summer 1936...where there was an unusual infestation of octopus.

Vinyage Beach poster found on Google, altered with textures, Photoshop brushes and tentacles.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Three Muses--Music

Music is a moral law. 
It gives soul to the universe, 
wings to the mind, 
flight to the imagination, 
and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Take a Word--Time

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen  at once.
~Albert Einstein~

Clocks from my stash, all other elements (altered) are from the Mischief Circus collab kit "I'm With the Band"

Sunday, July 3, 2016

SPA--Audrey Hepburn

I believe in pink. 
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. 
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn