February 26, 2017 Camila 1Comment

Unfinished canvas on my counter drying in between applications After weeks of working on this Houston Skyline piece, I was able to deliver it to its rightful owners before the year ended. The smiles on their faces were my biggest reward. Capturing and translating emotions to a canvas is not an easy thing to do, but when I am able to do so, it is fulfilling. When someone asks me to create a piece of art for them the first thing that I do is listen and ask lots of questions. The more I know about the personality of the individual,…

July 8, 2016 Camila

  I previously mentioned that I would start sharing the process of creating some of my artwork, including the mistakes that I would run into along the way.  At the risk of minimizing the mystery and magic behind the final reveal, you may proceed at  your own risk. You have been warned. 😉 I’m going to be honest. I’ve heard many times that I am too critical of my work. I can bet money that every artist has been told the same. That could be true, but that’s the way I’m programmed. When I start on a project, I have the image of the…

July 2, 2016 Camila

The other night I was cleaning out that junk drawer that we all have in the kitchen. You know you which one I’m talking about. That corner drawer that holds all kinds of random things that you don’t have a designated spot for. Well, I was cleaning mine.  Each time I open a bottle of wine, I stash the cork in that kitchen drawer. Why? Because I like to collect the designs from different vineyards and they look so earthy, organic, and rustic. It must be an artist thing. I’ve collected a few corks over time. I didn’t want to…

June 29, 2016 Camila 7Comment

I’ve been working on a Houston Skyline piece for a young couple’s new apartment. Many ideas came rushing to my mind and I was eager to get started!  At 2 feet high and 5 feet wide it’s one of the largest canvas that I’ve worked on so far. The first thing that I thought was that it would look fantastic in a simple monochromatic palette of watercolors. All I needed to do was find the most recognizable view of Houston’s skyline. I really want this pair of lovebirds to fall in love instantly with this art piece so I really had to put…