Friday, February 10, 2017


Hey's Loren here. I wanted to share some of the new music that I have been lovin at the moment.
This is an unusual post for me.  I usually feature my work and basically that's all.  So, this time I'd like to shake things up some and mention one of the things I am doing in my spare time.


Well, I've been getting back into listening to music again beyond classical and instrumental.   I discovered the artist Jason Miraz on youtube and I am hooked.  I knew some of his songs but never knew who he was or his name.  So, I stumbled on his song '93 Million Miles' and I fell in love with the melody.  I didn't realize that he sang some other songs I have heard on the radio.

I also listened all day last Saturday to youtube while I was character drawing.  Some of my favorites are Christina Perri,  'a thousand miles'.  Love love that one.  I listened to a bunch of her songs.  Really love her voice.

I love the song 'Falling Slowly' by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.  One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.  They sing duo and they are heaven to listen to.

Another one of my favorites is Tracy Chapman's, 'The promise'.  Oh, what a beautiful song. Actually, I love most of Tracy Chapman's songs that I have heard.

The last one I have listenned to is Marie Osmond's version of 'Pie Jesu' .  It is a beautiful rendition and so soulful.  She sings it as a tribute for her son, who took his life about 7 or 8 years ago.  You must listen to her sing.  She sings this song brilliantly.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017


Hey's Loren here.  I want to share some new seascapes with you and more of my thoughts on why I paint and how I paint these pieces.

'THE SKIES ARE LIT FROM BEHIND'    9 x16  acrylic on matte board
(c) Loren Fidalgo 2017
'FROM WATER I COME, TO WATER I GO'  30 x 24  acrylic on canvas
(c) Loren Fidalgo 2017
Well, I think I am in seascape heaven!  I've been wortking on these blue and white seascapes and really enjoying the process.  I am painting on 1/8 inch matte board and love love the surface.  The paint glides effortlessly across the matte board.  Since the board is so smooth, the paint is easy to blend on the surface.  Since the blending with a brush is so quick, it does pose some problems with timing.  I have to time the drying of the paint so I spread it over the entire surface while the paint is super wet.  If I even pause for more than a few seconds, the paint begins to dry and I can't move it on the board.  It's kind of fun to challenge myself to get the paint on the board, pick up some water and get back on the board in a matter of seconds to spread it back and forth.  I like to see how well I can acheive my desired effect.

'WRETCHED SKY'  17 3/4 x 8 5/8  acrylic on  1/8 inch matte board
(c) Loren Fidalgo 2017
This palette I am using in blue and white is such a dramatic change from my usual colorful paintings. I never thought I would be painting in just one color, monochromatic.  It does have some benefits to paint in just shades of blue.  I don't have the decisive problem of choosing the colors I want to use on each painting!  Not that it's a negative thing to choose colors.  Actually, that's fun but it does allow time to think about the process of painting and how to approach moving the paint around.  It is less mental energy and if you need more of it, paint monochromatic!

'ICY COLD HEART'     17 1/2 x 8 5/8  acrylic on matte board
(c) Loren Fidalgo 2107
Well, my husband Paul says to write about how I don't know why I paint seascapes since I am afriad of the sea. I'm terrified of water and I don't like boating. I am also afraid to go out on a cruise. I don't know how to swim and any water hole is a danger over 2 inches high.  Actually, I live in an apartment a block from the beach twice when I was in my late teens and early twenties!  I really enjoyed being by the beach. When I was a teenager I had a best friend.  Her name was Mary and we would hang at the beach every weekend while we were in high school. We would head over to Seaside Heights in the morning and wouldn't leave until late afternoon.  I loved being by the water then.  But some time later in my life, I developed a fear of water.  Go figure!

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