Femina Plantarum #13 copy

Acrylic paint on canvas.

24" x 24"

Here is another painting for my upcoming show in Miami, Florida. The size is larger than the pieces on paper that I have been sharing so far. I will try to take a picture of myself next to it so I can post it here or here.

Detail #13 copy


About the symbolic meaning of beetles Avia Venefica says:

Beetles speak to us of groundedness. They move with bellies always close to the earth, and so their wisdom is sacred and deep.  They are connected to the core of earth, and so they are rooted in their knowledge about the way of life and nature.

Beetles also talk to us about steady, gradual progress.  Observing them, they do nothing without pragmatic, methodical movement.

Beetles impart messages such as:

  • “Get to the root of your desire”
  • “Be practical in your expectations of progress”
  • “Find stability in simplicity”
  • “Anchor yourself in honest, true, natural ways”

Beetles also remind us of the simple things in life, and point our attention to the magic in the small. 




Femina Plantarum #12.

Femina Plantarum SMALL


While painting this woman/bird I repeatedly listened to the amazing music below. It's a real pleasure to introduce you to Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) a musical genius from the island where I come from. I remember how excited Bill was when he discovered Lecuona. If you appreciate old music that touches the heart and energizes the spirit, then you will definitely enjoy Ernesto Lecuona. 

Femina Plantarum #11.


11 detail SMALL

Acrylic on paper

9" x 12"


Some animals are lucky to have wings. They can be up in the air see everything from above. These animals are born to fly so they just follow their nature, no school is required. But for humans flying doesn't come out natural, it's something that we need to teach ourselves or learn from others.

The kind of flying that I am talking about is the one that happens internally, in the mind. That feeling of expansion and freedom when we detach ourselves from the material world and become pure energy. While painting this piece I kept thinking about that. About how painful it is to learn how to fly and how wonderful it is when we finally get to experience it. 

Femina Plantarum #9.

9 small

Acrylic paint on paper.

9" x 12"

While creating this series of small paintings I experience that special state of the brain known as Flow. After drawing the idea on paper I start applying colors here and there. Then, in a slow and peaceful manner my mind becomes curious and open to exploration. I travel to many places in my mind. It's like going for a long walk. This is my favorite aspect of being an artist. I keep creating because I need this this kind of experience in my life. Flow is a form of meditation in my opinion and it's very good for you.

From Wikipedia:

Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.

According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. In flow, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand.

Femina Plantarum #8.


Acrylic on paper


Here I am enjoying this Monday that has been quiet, relaxing and productive so far. Diego is back from school so it's time to stop working. Wishing you a positive week!

Elsita :)

Femina Plantarum #7.


Acrylic paint on paper.


This was a nice and productive week for me. The key was all in being organized and calm at the same time. I did things slower than usual, I took a deep breath often and I went for a long walk before work. Sometimes the more you run the less you get done. I feel happy and connected with myself and my loved ones.

This morning at the super market there was a lady who was struggling with a machine. She even told the machine: come on! I don't have the whole day for this! I wanted to help her but she was so mad. Have you ever found yourself so des-connected from yourself that you get mad at objects? If that ever happens then it's time to slow down and reconnect what what's really important.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 

Elsita :)

Femina Plantarum. #5

Femina Plantarum #5 8.5x11 SMALL

Femina Plantarum #5 SMALL2

One more piece from the series Femina Plantarum.

size: 9"x12"

Acrylic paint on paper.

I finally have more information about my show in Miami, Florida.

Opening: September 7th. 2012

Where: PanAmerican Art Projects.

I will be showing my work together with Carlos Estevez. My dream is to attend the opening but I don't know if that would be possible yet. I will let you know as soon as I know. Have a great day!

Elsita :)

Missing Link.

Missing link all copy

A missing Link copy


A missing Link detail 1 copy

Title: Missing Link.

Acrylic paint on wood


Sometimes we find pieces of ourselves in other people...That's the main idea behind this painting.

Also, I'm excited about the lime hue in this piece :)