MIKEY ESPINOSA – BLOODY PASSION

This painting was created for a client who wanted to express her love and passion for someone. I started out with line work.Mikey Espinosa - 2 People in love raw 02.feb.2017 1Then painted the body. Red was added to show how the touch was affecting the body and the senses.Mikey Espinosa - 2 People in love raw 02.feb.2017 2Mikey Espinosa - 2 People in love 02.feb.2017

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – THE EMPEROR/KING

These are old pieces I did when I finally was confident enough to call myself an artist. This series I call the Emperor and King. These pieces celebrate the male body.Mikey Espinosa - His silent LullabyMikey Espinosa - Let me kiss youMikey Espinosa - SleepyheadMikey Espinosa - Time to sleep

Mikey Espinosa – Miss Saigon painting

Mikey Espinosa - Sun and MoonI recently visited the 25th year anniversary of Miss Saigon in Londons West End. I knew the songs and everything but never saw the actual performance. After watching it I was completely blown away by the show and talent and was inspired to develop the painting of the two lovers. I tried to express the nature and story of Miss Saigon in the painting and hopefully it shows!  Mikey Espinosa - Sun and Moon close upI was particularly inspired by the song Sun and Moon. I played the songs as I painted and the reprise was used for painting the female lead and the original version of Sun and Moon and the solo of the lead male ‘Why God why?’ was played when painting Chris (the lead male character.)Mikey Espinosa - Sun and Moon progress 1Mikey Espinosa - Sun and moon progress 2I’m currently putting together a video of the painting process and I can’t wait to share it with you! 🙂

Mikey Espinosa – One Winged Man

Mikey Espinosa - One winged manMikey Espinosa – One winged man

Acrylic on canvas (24 x 31 inches)

I’ve been reading The Song of Achilles, it’s such a  beautiful book, capturing the connection and the development of a relationship between the Greek hero Achilles and Patroclus. The book alone inspired me once again to look into mythology and the idea of Tragedy.

 

Ella December – Crossroads

Crossroads art cover 3d title“Chelsea, Veronique, Zora and Yvette are all in their mid-twenties who have been friends since school. They have all reached successful and comfortable positions in their lives. The foursome appear to be happy but their lives have all hit a crossroads, hence the title.
Chelsea Pierre has used her gorgeous looks to help her in life. She decides it’s time to grow up and look after herself. Her new job at a PR company provides her with some lessons about life.
Veronique Marcel is loud and proud of it, she loves being different and indulges in her uniqueness. But what peculiar secret is Veronique hiding from her friends?
Twenty-five year old writer Zora Otieno is newly married and bored. Zora finds a cure for her writer’s block and boredom, but is the danger she encounters worth the thrill?
Yvette Claude is the workaholic who came from humble beginnings to become a successful investment banker. Often teased about putting her career before everything else, has her success come at a costly price?”

– Ella December

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