Monday, February 25, 2013

Romantic Dinner

Elba Raquel and Roberto Romo. "Romantic Dinner." You know those days when your good intentions are there, but everything turns out to be a catastrophe and you end up getting scolded?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

El Observador Covers

I have been working newspaper covers under the art direction of Roberto Romo, layout artist at El Observador, since the end of 2012. The issues you see here are his ideas, digitally executed by me. Except for the Valentine Issue, which we both collaborated on traditionally.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Acrylic/ Caran D'ache

Number 2 in a series on Love and Marriage in collaboration with Roberto Romo.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love Rut
Acrylic/ Caran d'ache

Happy Valentine's Day from Roberto Romo and myself! This piece was the Valentine's Day cover for San Jose newspaper El Observador. Our first Tag-Team Illustration. We had so much fun working together, we will be creating a new illustration for a series on married life every Monday. See you all next Monday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Summit Self- Portraits

Here are some more Summit Narrative Self-Portraits. Hope you enjoyed them all! I can't wait til May when we start working with multiple figures in a composition and start studying Diego Rivera's murals.

Summit Self-Narratives

The same students were later asked to create their own narrative self-portraits using all the skills they learned. Here are some of the stories they shared with me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Frida Value Studies

Hey all! My sincere apologies for being GONE from the art scene since who knows when. I have been a busy busy busy bee. As you all know by now I have been working with children and teens since January 2012. I recently got a teaching position for Summit High School, where I taught a 2 part course I designed called Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: A Marriage of Mexican Art. This January my students focused on Frida Kahlo's art. This is the first painting they produced: value study master copies with their own face embedded in the portrait. These talented young artists are only 14 and 15!