Painting Fashion


I painted this one from late 2012 to mid 2013, on and off. It’s a tiny one, albeit an all-time favourite, fashion little painting inspired in Vlada Roslyakova, modelling for Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall 2008. 

At the time I was struggling with subject matter, references for painting but especially, technique and rendering. The hair came out nice and sleek so it’s always nice to look at this one again and again. 

Vlada It’s still not always clear to me as to which I’m interested in more.

Has it been fashion?

Art & illustration?

Painting fashion? and if so, fashion as an element in art or fashion as the pure end result? I guess it doesn’t really matter but it’s nice to ponder. I invariably conclude that I like painting fashion as subject, which places my work back under the category of illustration.

ES Este cuadrito lo pinté desde finales del 2012 hasta mediados del 2013, de manera dispersa e intermitente. Es pequeñito, sin embargo uno de mis favoritos en óleo e inspirado en una imagen de Vlada Roslyakova modelando en catwalk para Armani Privé Alta Costura Otoño Invierno 2008. Una vez me dijeron que era interesante que mis “ilustraciones” caían en un genéro pintoresco.

Nunca he tenido claro qué disciplina es la que más me interesa.

Será que ha sido moda, realmente? O simplemente me interesaba el arte e ilustración?

Pintar moda, era eso? Y si es así, moda como un elemento de la pintura o moda como fin último de la pintura? En realidad no importa, pero me gusta pensar de vez en cuando.

Por lo general concluyo que me gusta pintar moda, lo cual pone mi trabajo de vuelta en el ámbito de la ilustración.

L shoes and clutches!

Little Fashion Paintings

This is the result of a sudden desire to illustrate shoes. I went with Louboutin’s SS 2011 collection and got from his website the shoes that artistically appealed to me. The two clutches were added later, much to my regret because then I thought how they both lessened the power of Louboutin… I’m not sure though. And yes, a rather compulsory, unplanned background  color to conceal the messiness of my procedures haha. Ok. But turned out quite cool if I were to paste it as a cover collage over something, like my agenda or a scrapbook, what do you think?

I also didn’t feel like signing it because of what’s happening in there; didn’t feel natural.

The medium is oil, watercolor and ink.