I love art but figured quickly that I was not talented enough to make a living out of it. But, whatevs…I still love painting and do so whenever I get a little spare time between my duties at FriendsEAT and Socialdraft. Here’s a little sampling of “Blanca Valbuena Art”.
Blanca Valbuena Art
I’m a big fan of Georgia O’Keefe and I use her art as practice on color theory and brushwork. I also had the pleasure of taking classes at the Artist Student League in NYC where she also studied. I highly recommend this art school. It is superb and very fairly priced.
I draw mostly with a #2 pencil and I love to paint in oils…I’m absolutely horrible at watercolors. Most of the pieces in pencil are quite old, stuff I did in High School when I was learning. The paintings are mostly newer (past 10 years or so).
Thank you to my high school art teacher Maria Carparelli, and a very good friend Angela Patti-Vasil for getting me started.
Lately, I’ve been “taking” classes at the Artist Student’s League of New York. I say “taking” because, by the time I am done working, I am usually exhausted…or maybe I’m just not committed and lazy. But my professor there is amazingly talented and I’ve definitely learned a lot from the few times I’ve gone. We’ll see what happens, but this year I need to make the commitment to get that pencil into action more often, especially now that I am in Portugal and have a little more time to take art classes in Lisbon.
Above are a few samples of things I have drawn and painted…critiques and tips are welcome.