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Barragan Paintings Spedizione Gratuita a Nov. 2015

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Questo mese in previsione delle feste di dicembre sto offrendo spedizione GRATUITA internazionale su acquisti superiori a €100.  E’ una ottima opportunità per prendere dei paesaggi originali e dipinti di frutta e fiori.  Passate in negozio qui!

Grazie!

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Caridad Barragan su Verni.io

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Verni.io is a different artist website.  Up until now, art platforms worked like virtual art galleries where artists could showcase their work and the platform would take a fee from any sales made through them.  These platforms have gotten big, clogged up and well, it’s difficult to get found.

Verni.io has other ambitions.  It seeks to connect collectors and artists not just virtually but having potential collectors visit the artist’s studio and buy directly from them.  So let’s say you’re visiting a major city or perhaps a farm town (us artists like the boonies!).  You can log on to verni.io, enter your location to see which artists are near you, contact them and ask to visit they’re studio.  It’s as easy as that.

I find this approach humanizing and a great way to meet local artists or international artists like me in their own personal creative space.

I’m on Verni as Caridad Barragan  so if you’re passing through Umbria on your way to Rome or Florence, get in touch with me through the platform and come up for a cuppa coffee or tea and visit my studio.

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Indovinate cosa ho dipinto oggi?

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Che sto dipingendo oggi? Alcune persone mi hanno chiesto se so cosa sto  dipingerò prima che mi siedo al cavalletto. Beh onestamente, non ho sempre un’idea fissa. Se sto dipingendo una natura morta, io preferisco fare frutta, verdura o fiori e semplicemente guardo intorno per vedere quello che ho in casa. Certo, a volte raccolgo qualcosa in una passeggiata in campagna perché ha una particolare bellezza o semplicità e quindi può finire in un dipinto.

pomodori italiani

Oggi sono stata ispirata dalla mia vicina di casa, Mona e dal suo orto genroso. E’ sempre molto indaffarata e produce ogni sorta di ortaggi di cui lei porta i semi giù dalla Danimarca. Così quando ho visto la sua collezione di pomodori, non ho potuto resistere.

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Gli ho raccolto e portati nel mio studio nel centro del piccolo borgo dove vivo in Umbria. Gli ho messi in fila come se fossero in marcia e ho iniziato. La prima cosa da fare era decidere su una composizione, quindi procedere a disegnare rapidamente. Basta aggiungere il colore dopo! Sembra facile non è vero? 

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Gli ho quasi finiti!  Per vedere altre nature morte potete visitare il mio negozio: Barragan Paintings su Etsy.com

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January Painting a Day Project

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n. 1, Pink Lady Apple

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I hadn’t painted in 10 years when in February 2012 I decided to pick up my brushes, inspired by Duane Kaiser and his Daily Painting Movement.  

I needed discipline and the idea of painting a small painting every day was exactly what I needed to get back in the saddle.

Needless to say it was incredibly difficult at the beginning.  Can you imagine what it would be like if you hadn’t spoken for 10 years? What would your first words sound like?

I would spend hours trying to put to paint the humble object I had in front of me, every day.  It was like an appointment I had with myself.  I’m a very hardheaded person and was ultimately determined to paint my still life so it resembled the actual fruit or flower before me.  It took months and so many hours. 

I’ve decided to start 2015 with a Daily Painting Project for the month of January knowing that it will help me concentrate and focus my energy on upcoming projects. I will be posting a new painting to this blogpost every day so stay tuned!

Have you ever done a daily project of any kind?  I’d love to hear about it. 
Please share & leave a comment below.
Thank you!




*Versione Italiano
Non avevo dipinto in 10 anni, quando nel febbraio 2012, ho deciso di prendere i miei pennelli, ispirati da Duane Kaiser e la sua Daily Painting Project.

Avevo bisogno di disciplina e l’idea di dipingere un piccolo quadro ogni giorno era esattamente quello di cui che avevo bisogno per ricominciare.

Inutile dire che è stato incredibilmente difficile all’inizio. Puoi immaginare che cosa sarebbe se non avessi parlato per 10 anni? Come suonerebbero le tue prime parole?

Passavo ore a cercando di dipingere l’oggetto umile che avevo di fronte a me. Avevo questo appuntamento quotidiano con me stessa. Sono una persona molto testarda ed infine avevo deciso di dipingere questo oggetto che avevo davanti a me. Ci sono voluti mesi e tante ore.

Ho deciso di iniziare il 2015 con un Painting Progetto giornaliera per il mese di gennaio, sapendo che mi aiuterà a concentrarmi e focalizzare le mie energie su progetti futuri. Pubblicherò un nuovo dipinto su questo blogpost ogni giorno quindi rimanete sintonizzati!

Avete mai fatto un progetto quotidiano di qualsiasi tipo? Mi piacerebbe saperlo.
Si prega di condividere e lasciare un commento qui sotto.

Grazie!

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End of August Paintings

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The end of August brings many fruits such as figs & plums.  I love eating them while I paint, maybe it helps to ‘fully’ understand them.


This must have been the 3rd basil plant that I bought this summer.  They seemed to have wilted or drooped. Perhaps it’s the weather or just simply my brown thumb!






These paintings will be available in my Etsy Shop in about 3 weeks.

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Painting in the Umbrian Countryside

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It’s been raining cats, dogs and sheep lately in central Italy so being able to paint outdoors has become a real challenge.  I live in the area around Amelia in Umbria.  It’s one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.

Recently the Washington Post called “Umbria, the poor man’s Tuscany where you can live like a king”.  It’s a truthful article and sums up some of the reasons why I decided to live in this region.

Are you thinking of traveling to Umbria? You may just want to visit Amelia and experience one of my Travel Sketchbook Workshops.
Contact me: cbcaridad@gmail.com 

“Behind Porchiano del Monte”

“The Back Road to Amelia”
“White Oleandre from Porchiano”

These paintings will be available in my Etsy Shop in about 3 weeks.

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Painting in the Italian Countryside

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Have you ever been to Umbria? Then you’re probably familiar with the warm color landscapes. It’s very relaxing and peaceful to paint on a country road.
Why not join me for a week long painting holiday?
Contact me for info: cbcaridad@gmail.com



 Siete mai stati in Umbria? Allora sicuramente conoscete i colori caldi del paesaggio.   
E’ molto rilassante dipingere su una strada di campagna.  Perchè non vieni a dipingere una settimana in Umbria?
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The warm colors at sunset is what I love the most.

I colori caldi del tramonto sono i miei preferiti.

These paintings will be on sale in approximately 
3 weeks in my Etsy Shop.

Questi dipinti saranno in vendita in circa 3 
settimane nel mio negozio Etsy.

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Flowers & Forest

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 The Spring flowers are gradually giving way to nice shady forests.  It’s so great to paint in a cool place, away from the heat and humidity.

 I fiori primaverili si fanno sempre più rari ed è bello dipingere nell’ombra del bosco lontano dal caldo e l’umidità

Would you like to paint in Umbria?
I’m happy to organize a painting weekend or week in the countryside


Ti piacerebbe dipingere in Umbria?
Contattatemi per un fine settimana o settimana dipingendo in campagna.

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Painting around the Villa in Umbria

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There’s a certain country road around Porchiano del Monte that I find particularly beautiful in any season.

You have to squint to see the blocks of color in the landscape.  Daisy’s always by my side!

Would you like to paint in Umbria? Contact me: cbcaridad@gmail.com!

C’è una strada intorno a Porchiano che trovo particolarmente bella in qualsiasi stagione.


Devo socchiudere gli occhi per riuscire a vedere i blocchi di colori nel paesaggio.  Daisy è sempre accanto a me!

Vuoi venire a dipingere con me in Umbria?
Contattatemi: cbcaridad@gmail.com



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Promotional Drawing Workshop this Weekend in Porchiano del Monte Italy

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 If you’re in the Amelia area this weekend, come and participate in my promotional sketchbook drawing and watercolor workshop in Porchiano del Monte.

It’s a great way of remembering a holiday or a day out in the countryside.

When: Saturday June 21, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Porchiano del Monte, Amelia (Terni) Umbria, Italy

Reserve your place in the Drawing Workshop

Se siete intorno ad Amelia questo finesettimana, venite al mio Laboratorio Promozionale di Disegno ed Acquerello a Porchiano del Monte.

Quando: Sabato 21 giugno 2014
Ora: 17,00 al 19,30
Dove: Porchiano del Monte, Amelia (Terni) Italia

Reserve your place in the Drawing Workshop

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