Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Color Scheme

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

When ever I’m working on my art pieces, I start with a drawing or a sketch on paper, and later I ad shapes, patterns and colors with the computer. The digital technology allows me to change at will the color scheme of my pieces. Normally, I end up with fifteen or more versions of one single image, yet they all have a very distinct mood depending on the colors. Here is another version of a picture from the series “California Landscapes” with orange hues, inspired by I hiking day up in Palomar Mountain. J Frizza

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Shaping the Landscape II

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Another landscape I constructed with drawings, shapes and patterns. The odd color scheme, pinks, purples and greens, and the rounded shapes, give this piece a dream like quality. J Frizza

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Shaping the Landscape I

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I have been using drawings, shapes, texture and patterns to create intricate landscapes. The result? A strange sighting, an almost abstract image, a suggested space, a nice feeling. J Frizza

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Flow of Joy!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This picture is inspired by a hike trail I’ve done recently. The long trail descends into a giant canyon out in the Anza-Borrego desert, leading to a waterfall flowing down the valley. With massive walls surrounding on both sides, the water trail is stronger in the late winter. A splendid land, Southern California is a place out of a dream. J Frizza

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Friends, Candy, Cats and Pumpkins

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We have two new members in our family!  Teo, the cutest silver tabby in the world, rescued from the animal shelter two weeks ago.  He is wild and intelligent, always hungry and fearless… And a Halloween child, Tsuki (moon in Japanese.) She is a stunning female white baby Ragdoll cat that we just rescued yesterday. The little girl is adorable! For Halloween night, we’ll be playing with the new cats, having a friend over for dinner,  carve pumpkins and give away candy to the kids knocking at the door. Happy Holidays! J Frizza

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Spooky!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Autumn nights are already cold in San Diego. The crisp, cold and clean air comes as a relief from the hot Summer days. The shorter days and long nights are productive. I get nostalgic and work on my drawings … J Frizza.

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Pumpkin Heads

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I enjoy Halloween immensely… Carving pumpkins is such a fun and creative tradition. I just went to a pumpkin carving  party at my neighbor’s house, we had delicious Mexican food and a few families got together to carve around 60 pumpkins! After we were all done carving, all the lined up pumpkin heads on steps stood radiant with an orange inner glow. I carved two scary faces with long satirical smiles on two medium size pumpkins.  This gorgeous orange fruit is always a source of inspiration. J Frizza

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Around the Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

In my free time, I love going on long bike rides around the neighborhood. I’m posting today a detail of a piece I’ve done inspired by one of my outings… JF

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Vintage Digital

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Paintbrush was one of my favorite computer tools back then. I enjoyed watching the image brake apart into almost an abstract piece, cause by the limited color pallet and the low resolution. Here is an image done in 1997, inspired in a Greek play… actors in a play, pretending to be in love! JF

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Vintage Digital

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Another early piece I’ve done with Paintbrush, back in 1997. A portrait of a friend, having some drinks at an art gallery. I love the pix-elation of the image cause by the basic computer tool. JF

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Flower Dream

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

This is a piece I created back in 2002. The final piece is a digital image printed on canvas, based on a drawing I did after a mysterious dream. In my dream, a was floating above Irises flowers, in awe with nature and my ability to float at will … Quite inspiring. JF

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Drawings & Patterns

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From the same series of drawings and patterns, here is a detail from another cool piece… I’m having fun with the patterns! JF

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Drawings & Patterns

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Here is a detail of a piece from a new series of drawings and patterns I’m working on… JF

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Vintage Digital

Monday, September 21st, 2009

An early digital work from 1995, done in Paintbrush! A picture of one of my first urban cat friends, spreading havoc around the house… JF

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Peter and his dog

Friday, September 18th, 2009

My friend Peter and I went to the park for a walk. The morning at ‘Doggie Park’ was inspiring…  colorful memories! J Frizza
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Digital Impressions @ Monkey C Media

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Pictures from the last show at the new Monkey C Media Gallery in South Park. The show opening coinciding the South Park Summer’s Walkabout was a total success. On view until the end of September… come and stop by! JF

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Streets of My City

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Colorful urban scene inspired by my neighborhood. Come back, I’ll be posting more images from this series. JF

“Vases & Cups” Art Show @ MCM Gallery

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A new art show at MCM! My limited edition prints from the series “Vases & Cups” are now on display at MCM Gallery. These colorful pictures are digital compositions based on sketches for ceramic pieces. The new Monkey C space is the perfect backdrop for the bright and cheerful exhibition. Come to South Park and stop by Monkey C Media to check out the art, or visit Halcyon Tea, the shop next door, for an incredible tea selection and tasty samples. The gallery and tea shop are located at 3011 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102. There will be an artist reception on February 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm… everybody is invited … Happy Valentine’s Day! J Frizza

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