Newbies

16 Sep

Here are some new images of recent work:

Comet, 2010, watercolor and goauche on paper, 29.5 x 21 cm.

I was very inspired by the Moomin Movie. I recommend this movie–even if you can’t follow the plot!

IEEEEEEI, 2010, watercolor and gouache on paper, 29.5 x 21 cm.

This building takes after Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall.

Rose Room, 2010, water and gouache on paper, 30 x 23 cm.

An acquaintance posted pictures on facebook of her new bedroom in L.A. and I liked the pictures so much that I painted them. This one has a sketchy Matisse-y feel to me.

My Blue Heaven, watercolor and gouache on paper, 30 x 23 cm.

Palm trees keep springing up in my paintings. I’ve counted at least five this year alone!

Thinking in Shadow, 2010, watercolor and gouache on paper, 30 x 23 cm.

The title of this painting comes from John Ruskin’s essay, “The Seven Lamps of Architecture:”

And among the first habits that a young architect should learn, is that of thinking in shadow, not looking at a design in its miserably liny skeleton; but conceiving of it as it will be when the dawn lights it, and the dusk leaves it; when its stones will be hot, and its crannies cool; when the lizards will bask on the one and the birds build in the other.

Thank you for looking!


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10 Responses to “Newbies”

  1. Mom September 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I love them all! Miss your smiling face, though. xoxoxo

  2. Laura Lamar September 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    You are amazing! I need the one “Rose Room”. I miss my little Jacquita Banana! !!!!!!!

    • hellosinki September 17, 2010 at 6:45 am #

      Miss you too, Laura! I heard that you cut your hair! Send me a pic!

  3. Nichole September 18, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    LOVE THEM ALL, but most especially IEEEEEI and Thinking in Shadows (I dig the JR ref). Josephine also really enjoyed looking at these, altho not as much as the Moomins.

  4. Alena Fresquet December 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Very nice work Rafael, really enjoy your style and color sense..

    • hellosinki December 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

      Thanks! Come back to visit to see newer work soon 🙂

  5. Alena Fresquet December 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Sorry I confused the name but nonetheless I like your work

    • hellosinki December 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

      No worries! Thanks again for looking!

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