Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Life's Simple Pleasures

Tea is not only known for its health benefits but also for its great taste. There are also Japanese tea ceremonies where tea preparation and presentation are viewed as meditative and as an art form. Drinking tea is one of my favorite things to do. It is an enjoyable experience.  I chose to paint it as a reminder of life's simple pleasures. :)

"Peo in a Cup" by Andrea Realpe 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Potrait and Peacock Painting

 This painting was inspired by Emily Browning and Peacocks. The most fascinating part about this painting is the eyes. I have always been fascinated by painting or drawing eyes. It is ironic since I usually paint figures facing away in most of my oil paintings. I also tend to accentuate the eyes both consciously or unconsciously. Since the eyes are the gate way to the soul, I like to make them prominent. I believe this attribute shows innocence in someone’s character. The wider and larger they are the more innocence is present. Large open eyes show that the soul is open to experience life to the fullest.
  If you are a follower of my artwork you may have noticed that I include peacocks on my paintings as well. These lovely birds are also fascinating not only because of their beauty, but because they are a symbol of longevity. Long flowing hair is also prominent in my paintings. I believe it signifies health and youth. Overall I am very satisfied with the turnout of this painting, especially the way that the peacock’s feathers blend into the female’s hair.


Please make sure to watch the making of this painting below.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

"Destination" Watercolor Painting

   It is so very brrrr cold outside. It is about -11 degrees outside, but it feels like -35. These cold temperatures have made me stay in for the past two days. During this cold period, I managed to make use of my time and make this lovely watercolor painting. It is inspired by a photo by Lucia Benetti. The bird silhouettes are my favorite part of this painting. I hope you like it.

 Please check out my video for this painting. This painting is also for sale at my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174875212/female-birds-watercolor-painting?ref=shop_home_active