Caridad I. Barragan

Joined Artfinder: March 2016

Artworks for sale: 194

(11)

Italy

Updates from Caridad I. Barragan's studio

  • What's a Painter to do when it's gloomy outside?

    What's a Painter to do when it's gloomy outside?

    Still life is the only way to go especially when it's grey and gloomy. I really love how these mandarines pop out in this light. All my still life oil paintings are painted from direct observation using the light that comes in from my window.

    23 November 2016

    I love working with the natural light that comes in my studio window.

    I love working with the natural light that comes in my studio window.

    When the weather starts cooling down, I like working in the studio. I occasionally go back to painting still life, usually choosing a rare wildflower or some sort of vegetable from a neighbor.

    01 November 2016

    Plein Air Painting Roses in the Hills above Florence

    Plein Air Painting Roses in the Hills above Florence

    Springtime means I get to spend more time outside plein air painting. This May I had the chance to paint with friends in the hills above Florence, Italy. Yes, that's the city in the background.

    27 May 2016

    Painting Still Life in My Studio in Umbria, Italy

    Painting Still Life in My Studio in Umbria, Italy

    I love painting wild flowers such as these Rapeseed that grow around the hamlet I live in. All of my still life paintings are painted "alla prima" from direct observation using the natural lighting that comes in my studio windows.

    09 March 2016

    Simple & elegant Packaging

    Simple & elegant Packaging

    I take great pride in packaging my paintings and wrap them in bubble wrap, brown Italian packaging paper and string. And btw, I always include a surprise card of some sort! :)

    09 March 2016

    One of My Favourite Places to Paint

    One of My Favourite Places to Paint

    The locals call this stroll "Il giro della villa" or "the stroll around the villa". It's about a 45 minute walk around the hill that is directly in front of the small Umbrian hamlet I live in. This particular part is simply gorgeous because its got cypress trees, rolling fields and of course an old villa behind me. I often paint in this area especially in the summer, especially at dawn. I love that low lying light and how it casts its shadows on the ground. I'm in love with this place.

    08 March 2016

    Plein Air Painting in Umbria Italy

    Plein Air Painting in Umbria Italy

    When the weather starts warming up, I love getting out and painting in the Umbrian countryside. Italy has such particular colors, it must be the Mediterranean and its reflective light.

    08 March 2016

    Prepping Canvas Boards and Wood Panels

    Prepping Canvas Boards and Wood Panels

    An excellent painting starts with an excellent base that's why I use 3-4 coats of acrylic primer, lightly sanding between coats. Once they're finished drying I treat the surface with a middle tone color mixed with turpentine.

    08 March 2016

    Painting in my studio in Umbria Italy

    Painting in my studio in Umbria Italy

    I love working with natural lighting in my studio.

    06 March 2016

    Pomegranate Flower Botanical Painting

    A time lapse video of a study of a botanical illustration I painted one morning in my studio in Umbria, Italy. If the video seems blurry, click on the settings wheel on the screen to increase "quality". Thank you.

    06 March 2016

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