Cuba is all about love, history, and architecture... In this painting I was trying to present all what is Cuba about.
"The Giraldilla: a love story, symbol of Havana
It is said the beautiful Doña Isabel of Bobadilla, married to Hernando de Soto, named General Captain of Cuba by the King of Spain, Carlos I. She waited for her husband during long hours in the surveillance tower of the Castle Real Fuerza, the house of the Governor of the Island at that time. That long wait transformed Isabel into a legendary character that with the sight on the horizon tried to discover the ships that would bring her husband back home. "
Original photographic image was taken during my trip to Havana printed and transferred using acrylic Gels & Mediums or Colors. The rest of the painting was created by using professional acrylic colors and covered on top by Acrylic Glazing.
canvas, acrylic, acrylic mediums, transferend image