MIKEY ESPINOSA – UNCLE JACKS FARM

I was given the duty to paint the beloved land for a lovely family who owns this farm land, you can see how much they love their Earth! The canvas is painted on a 24 x 36 inch canvas using acrylic paint.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6033The sky was the first section I painted and I was able to achieve a 3d like effect with the clouds because I painted a texture layer before the sky.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6913Different greens were used and yellows were added to ready made greens and blues to create a variation.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6916White and brown was used to highlight and add depth to the features. Below is the final piece.Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – MEMORIES OF CORNWALL

Last year, I visited a place in Cornwall called Lizards Point, it was beautiful to see mountains, hills and a beautiful sea I would never have expected to see here in the UK. It was very reminiscent of the time I went to St Ives in 2009 to learn how to paint landscapes, so this painting feels like a love letter to that time. I painted using acrylic paints.Mikey Espinosa - Cornwall landscape inspired painting visit sept 2017

Mikey Espinosa – The sea and sky of Tangalan

I knew two people who were in love and who were separated by the sea, so they wanted to remember that feeling. As a gift I recreated the image I saw when I was with them on their last evening together. They watched over the sea on the Tangalan beach, Panay Island in the Philippines.Mikey Espinosa x Beryl and Ray sea 2017.01 raw 1I wanted to create a very romantic sky so I gave it a peach hue as if it was sunrise or sunset, showing that although this romance is a new beginning, it will soon end because they will soon have to part ways.Mikey Espinosa x Beryl and Ray sea 2017.01 raw 3Mikey Espinosa x Beryl and Ray sea 2017.01

Mikey Espinosa – Sunset blues

Just playing around with clouds, I’ve been a little off recently, so I’ve just put myself in some clouds. I painted these with acrylic paints and the first image was used for SAZ music, have a listen. I feel like my painting and his music compliment eachother!

Mikey Espinosa - Sunset copy

SAZ x Mikey Espinosa – DaylightMikey Espinosa - Alternate sunsetI photoshopped this image using a different section of the sky on the canvas
Mikey Espinosa - More sunsetThe whole sky. Sunset, sunrise, it’s up to you.

 

 

Behance update!

I’ve just updated my artfolio! One project is called Nature and it focuses on Landscape and as the title says, nature! Some of it is from observation and some is from memory. The ones focused on memory, I tried to express more of a dream like image, click HERE to view it!Mikey Espinosa - A Lady killed my Cherry blossom tree Mikey Espinosa - Lost in the heatI also created a project based on faces, trying to understand and analyse peoples features and what makes people look different from each other. These paintings have been created over the past three years … FACES 

Mikey Espinosa - Will 1 Mikey Espinosa - Mimi

Mikey Espinosa – With you (St Ives)

I decided to test my ability to draw landscapes, just to get out of my comfort zone a little. The last landscape painting I did was when I went on a school trip to St Ives. St Ives is located in Cornwall and is a small seaside town with beautiful scenery. It’s a place filled with art galleries, cute shops and is home to many artists. Barbara Hepworth was a well-known sculptor who lived there and we visited the museum (which was her home) and her garden contained many of her works. So if you ever happen to be in Cornwall, visit St Ives.

This art piece I painted was inspired by the things I saw in St Ives and I referenced from photographs I took. When people think of England, they think of it as grey and dull, I was surprised at how turquoise and clear the sea was, the green plants and flowers added colour to St Ives and the white sand, contrasted with the rocks and pebbles. I was particularly fascinated with this place… 

It was a small church that stood almost at the edge of a cliff and looked out to the sea, it looked so lonely and beautiful and you had to look up to see it as there was a slope you needed to walk up to get to it. I was inspired by this but instead of a Church I replaced it with a simple bench. The lighting was bad when I took the photograph and I was new to using my camera so I pretty much ended up with a dark image, but I tried to capture the warmth and movement I felt whilst I was there. I guess you could say this painting was also inspired by day dreaming about my trip there.

At a Cornish bakehouse! Freshly cooked Pastries! You can see Jiggly Bakes in the purple haha!

What the painting means to me…

Of course the painting can mean something totally different to what it means to me, it all depends on the person viewing it and what they get out of the painting. To me, this painting is about risks, seeing something you want or somewhere you want to be and taking risks. That’s just the gist of it, I don’t want to reveal too much and exactly what it means to me because I wouldn’t want to sway how a viewer would feel about it.

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