Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sunflowers Still Life Acrylic Step by Step

Cropped image
This is a still life painting of sunflowers from an image found in Google.
Practicing Ginger Cook's techniques and colors.

As prep, made a dark ground in burnt sienna, indian yellow and blues. No blacks.
White underpainting for the petals and vase.

I just love how the leaves turned out.

Kinda ducky yellow for the petals. Something's off.

An orangey look for the petals all over and some highlights.

Added the seed pods now.

Taken with an iPad Pro, hence the vivid colors! I'm done!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 2018 Paintings

Cross-hatching Still Life exercise. Soft Pastel. February 23.

Grapes & Bananas Still Life in Soft Pastel. February 23.

2 Witnesses of Mt. Mayon Erupting. Acrylic on 12" x 16" canvas. February 22.

Bangka watercolor on 6.75" x 11.75" paper. February 14.
Happy V-Day to all!

Sunflowers Still Life. Acrylic on 14" x 11" canvas. February 13.

Bicycle Man. Digital drawing on iPad Pro. February 10. 

Dirty Ice Cream. Watercolor on 7.5" x 11.75" paper. February 10.

Flower Vase Still Life. 12.75" x 20" Soft Pastel. February 3.

3 Boys near Solar Windmills. 20" x 13" Soft Pastel. February 3.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Paintings by Ado Facebook Page

My Facebook Page Free The Cobra is getting a make-over. It's now called Paintings by Ado

Its original description was:  

Friction? Nope. Freak show? Double uh-oh! Fiction? Most likely. Fiction Writing? That's rife!
Satisfying all your Tongue Twister Delights!
It used to be about Whimsical Writhing.

I've kinda shelved the idea of writing for a living and have shifted to Fine Arts.

Now, it's all bout having a showcase and catalog for my paintings which are also for sale.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
My Art Gallery

Hello to all! This is Adorina de Leon Reyes’s Paintings’ page. You can view the paintings and inquire if they’re for sale and actually make an art purchase.

While you’re here, enjoy looking around and if something hits your fancy, why not give me a call and ask about the painting that strikes you. I’ll be more than happy to indulge you with backstories of that painting. It’s also a good idea to support the Arts, you know.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sunflowers Starry Night Tote Bag Step by Step

Starry Starry Night, Paint your palette blue and gray.

Look out on a Summer's Day.

With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
An #ArtSherpa Tutorial translated into a black tote bag. Thanks +Cinnamon Cooney !
Added below is the Lyrics to the famous song by Don McLean, one of my favorites,
about Vincent Van Gogh, another favorite of mine.

"Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)"

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue

Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night

You took your life, as lovers often do
But I could've told you Vincent
This world was never meant for
One as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frame-less heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget

Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free

They would not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January 2018 Paintings

 Winter's Calm Landscape Retouched. January 29.

Sunflowers Starry Night Tote Bag. January 29.

Orenji Koi. 10" x 14" Acrylic. January 23.

Sunflowers Starry Night. 
16" x 20" Acrylic of an Art Sherpa tutorial. January 20.

Flowery Face. 8" x 11.75" Watercolor. January 16.

Sunflowers. 10" x 14" Acrylic. January 16.

Lil Red Riding Hood Handbag. An Art Sherpa Tutorial. January 9.

Goldfish on Handbag. December 31, 2017

Koi. Oil Pastel on Felt Paper. Dec. 31 2017

Refugee retouched. January 6.

Sunflowers WC. January 4.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Soul Galactic Step by Step

From an Art Sherpa tutorial "Soul Galactic" Big Art Quest.
It's all about the hair!

Pencil sketch

Turquoise Sea Gradient.

Black hair-space.


Gaseous Nebula.

Two planets.

The Goddess Face.

 Goldfishes and Bubbles.

Ta-Dah! Soul Galactic, done!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2017 Year Ender Artworks

2017 has been a year of paint and color for me. Here are some of my accumulated artworks from January thru December.

 Acrylics Self-portrait, Yoga, Roosters, Deer Boy, Parrot,
Father & Son, Flowers, Goldfish, Jesus & Mary, Kois, Thor & Jane

 Acrylics Lions, Kois, Girls, Godfather, a Landscape, Time

Pastels both Soft and Oil. Fisherman, Flowers, Still Life, Urban Landscape, Live Nudes

Watercolor Portraits, Puffins, Flowers, The Art Sherpa, Animals, Landscapes

Although as a collage, my collections seem aplenty, I am capable of doing more! Next year, I hope to fulfill my self-promise of painting 'til the sun don't shine no more. :-)