Something tells me that I have just started the watercolor series that will define me as a watercolor artist. After a long season painting landscapes – seriously, not so long ago, but it was a period of intense production; I believe it was something around 100 watercolors in seven months, just for the theme “grass” – I needed a bigger motivation than my passion for Pampas Grass. Besides, I was eager to go back to the portraits. So, it was an easy decision: I chose to paint my son.


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It seems that this happened rationally, but that was not the case. He is a teenager, he goes through the phase of the age’s confusion. And I feel fail like a mother. Although I know is a transition time of life, all I can do is offer my unconditional love. During this process, I have been trying to be at his side, paying attention to his feelings, and I began to notice all his expressions, I found myself in a kind of admiration look that people does when amazed. I confronted myself with several facets of him and I thought it would be lovely to honor him through the watercolors. In all my career, at that time, I only painted him once. And he hated the painting so much that he forbade me to post any picture of it. To be honest, I understand his opinion, and I decided it was time to show him how I had improved as a watercolor artist, but mainly, to portray how I see him, how beautiful he is, and how wonderful is every expression he does.

I am his mother, so obviously I think he is the cutest. He is my masterpiece. And having started this series will help me a lot to reach a very personal level, from where I want to be as a watercolor artist. Every painting is a new challenge, it seems like I am starting over from scratch. I feel unable to capture the sweetness of his gaze, the sore melancholy of the most serious look, or the mischievous smile he has. I chose that the first paintings would have his hair very disheveled, misaligned, and shaggy. I like the lines and contours of brushstrokes giving hair movement and life to the composition. The main characteristic of the series lies in the good vibes that my son transmits. He is a cool guy, a very low-profile person, and this is the reason why I choose the name of Halo for the series. I try to show up the greatness he is all about.

I am very happy with first watercolors and, I confess, I feel like painting no stopping. He is my new motif to every painting, an endless challenge, and I am the watercolor painter who wants to make a painting up to my son’s beauty. Isn’t he handsome?

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