Wednesday, 20 August 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol

Creating in the now helps me to stay open and trusting in the process.. 

© Cristina Del Sol
"HAIGA # 11"- Acrylic on A 3.5"x 2.5" Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum artist paper.

"Walking in the rain,
leaves already falling down,
another summer gone"

Thursday, 7 August 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol

The whole point of this practice practice is to become fully aware, here and now.  To be grounded to the present moment; this is truly where we live.


© Cristina Del Sol
"HAIGA # 10"- Acrylic on A 3.5"x 2.5" Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum artist paper.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol


The the real secret of life is to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. 


© Cristina Del Sol
"HAIGA # 9"- Acrylic on A 3.5"x 2.5" Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum artist paper.

"Sensation of a cool breeze
caressing the skin,
a moment of peace."

See more of my Haiga collection.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol

Springtime and the good weather have kept me outside, doing the garden and kayaking with my dogs, and that is a good thing in its own way, we need to go outside more often.
But no matter how many rewards there are in having a garden or kayaking, is not quite the same as cranking up the music and making a glorious mess, getting paint all over the wall, floor, table, and my clothes. Yes, I do make a mess, and this is typical of experimenting with water media, splashing paint around.
I have read an article of a well known artist/writer, Jack White, that criticises artists that get messy or get paint on their hands and clothes (!?). He also says his wife ( who paints with oils only) can paint with white clothes and not even a drop of paint goes on her or her clothing.
I do admire and follow his posts, where he writes about art marketing and tips for creativity and success, giving down to earth advise to artists on his posts with wonderful stories to go along, but I do disagree with him on this topic.  
We know how it is for traditional oil painters, sitting on a chair with those long brushes, painting slowly all the details out. 
First, when painting with thick oil, not much goes anywhere else but the painting. I have painted like that, back in my other life, and I have managed to keep everything else clean, but the palette and the cleaning cloth.  
But for us, experimental artists that throw and splash pain around, sand, scrape and collage...we can get real messy.
That's how I prefer to live my life; a little deeper, a little richer, an quite a distance off the beaten path. 

So, the past few days I have felt the need to paint. I don’t mean just the urge, or the impulse, or the desire to paint. But an urgent need to paint. To paint for no apparent reason. Just for myself.

I have had a crazy month, with deadlines, travel and general life happenings. After finishing a large commissioned  Landscape Painting, doing collages and monotypes with my new gelli plate, I started my expressive drawing and painting again, which takes me into a whole different place emotionally, putting me deeper into the zone.

Another miniature compositions from my automatic free painting and drawing:


© Cristina Del Sol
"HAIGA # 8"- Acrylic on A 3.5"x 2.5" Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum artist paper.

"Losing ourselves
in things we love,
is finding ourselves there.."
See more of my Haiga collection.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol

The literary, intellectual, and artistic movement called "The Surrealists" were influenced by the writings of psychologist Sigmund Freud, sought a revolution against the constraint of the rational mind; and by extension, the rules of a society they saw as oppressive. Freud and other psychoanalysts used a variety of techniques to bring to the surface the subconscious thoughts of their patients. The Surrealists borrowed many of the same techniques to stimulate their writing and art, with the belief that the creativity that came from deep within a person’s subconscious could be more powerful and authentic than any product of conscious thought. 


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND AUTOMATIC DRAWING DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS- HAIGA COLLECTION by Cristina Del Sol

After finishing a large abstract landscape commission I had time to open my Etsy shop finally.   
It's called "The Painted Raven" , where I post my available raven's paintings only.
I will however open a second shop for all the smaller paintings including my Haiga Collection.

Finding more miniature compositions from my automatic free painting and drawings: 

© Cristina Del Sol
"HAIGA # 6"- Acrylic on A 3.5"x 2.5" Strathmore 300 series Bristol Vellum artist paper.

"Looking beneath,
tiny ants
swarming here...swarming there..."


See more of my Haiga collection.