Something new

On my way home from town, I looked up and noticed the fresh snow on Bogorno.  Something down my feet caught my eye eventually.  I quickly came off the spell of the mountain’s beauty,  There, about to be squashed by my own foot, a brown leaf covered by newly formed water drops was my source of inspiration today!  I quickly grabbed my watercolors to catch on paper, something so simple yet fascinating.

“Don’t just look up!”  I thought to myself….

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The modified self portrait of Marianne Werefkin, the founder of our museum of contemporary Art, here in Ascona.

The modified self portrait of Marianne Werefkin, the founder of our museum of contemporary Art, here in Ascona.

„Ticino through my window (Ticino attraverso la mia finestra).“

 

 Ciao a tutti!

Perdomo Artworks ed io, Carmen Perdomo, abbiamo il piacere di estendere il nostro invito a Lei, che ama l’arte ed il Ticino.

Venerdì 4 ottobre dalle ore 18.00, presso la galleria “Perdomo Artworks” di Ascona, inaugurerò la mia nuova collezione di dipinti “Ticino Through my window”.

L’idea – di guardare il Ticino attraverso una finestra – mi è venuta durante un viaggio di due anni fa ad Avignone, Francia. Dopo aver fatto un centinaio di fotografie alle mura ed al pavimento della sede papale di Avignone, provai a fare una foto alla città attraverso una vecchia finestra. Nel riguardare lo scatto mi sorpresi di quanto la distorsione che il vetro aveva prodotto riuscisse ad esaltare ancor di più la bellezza di quel posto. Dopodichè mi chiesi come sarebbe sembrata la mia di città, attraverso quel vetro. In quel momento decisi che, una volta tornata a casa, avrei fatto di tutto per avere un vetro come quello; fortunatamente lo trovai proprio in Ticino, a Tegna.

Fu così che, tra un dipinto e l’altro della mia prima collezione “Reflections of Ticino”, mi ritagliai del tempo per attraversare le diverse zone del Ticino col mio vecchio-nuovo compagno: il vetro “alla francese”.

Ticino through my window” include quadri di meravigliosi scorci del sotto e sopra ceneri ed è anche un tributo personale al simbolo della storia dell’arte ticinese, la fondatrice del “Museo di Arte Moderna di Ascona,” Marianna Werefkin.

 

Vi aspettiamo numerosi!

Carmen Perdomo

 

Un po’ della collezione:

 

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Marianne Werefkin

 

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Morning coffee

 

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Jesus

 

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Morning in Gandria

 

DOVE SIAMO:

 

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I’m giving away an original painting!

“Piazza” is a painting I entered for the competition Pittori in Piazza, back in July of this year. I am giving it away to the person who becomes a fan in my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=581398005234811&set=a.354880761219871.76338.146951642012785&type=1&theater) and then invites the most fans into this site (presses likes and tells me he/she is your friend).  It’s that easy!

There are a few good runners and the competition is heated! So far, a lady from Ascona is winning the race! I give it away at end of this month.  You have about 2 weeks to catch up so I hope you join in!

Carmen Perdomo.

Piazza, Ascona.

Piazza, Ascona.

Pittori in Piazza, 2013

Competition, Pittori in Piazza, 2013

Last Saturday, I participated in the local art competition, Pittori in Piazza, here in Ascona.  I didn’t win any prize, but I had the opportunity to compete against many talented and also well known artists!

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday.  I started the day fairly early.  I was in the town square (Ascona Piazza) at about 0830 with a freshly new canvas and palette at hand.  There were at least 10 names on the list of participants ahead of me when I got there.  At least 3 painters were claiming the best spots in the piazza:  under the shade of the big Sycamores.

A long, and challenging day was ahead of me.  Nevertheless, painting anything in under 8 hours wasn’t the biggest challenge of my life, but finding the perfect spot to paint on canvas was!

Ascona is a place I’ve called home for about 3 years.  Coffees at the piazza,and walks through the stony streets of this city are an every day thing for me.  I love this town!  Hence, I cannot say I prefer this place over another place in the city.

I went all over the city the day before the competition and settled for the view I painted in the end:  the port from bar 7.

I had many visitors during the time I stayed there painting.  In fact, a nice gentleman told me I had chosen the same view a famous Asconese artist had painted back in the 60’s!

In the end, we all handed our paintings for viewing.  I found it fascinating to see the many variations and interpretations of a one common subject.  In fact, no one said it better than the director of the Cultural department:  this competition is the only time when everyone gets to see the city in a new light and in many different views!

Ascona is a beautiful city and the competition made me realize how lucky I am to live here!