Tag Archives: surrealism

Timed Release Prints to Honor International Womens Day

This International Women’s Day I’m celebrating by baring it all! I’m making my painting “Kitty Titties” available as an 11×17” signed print, and “Nips” is releasing for the very first time as a 12×12″ limited edition timed release print! From 12AM PST (Midnight) March 8th to 12PM March 10th you can collect these beauties in celebration of International Women’s Day from my eStore here!

If you’ve been following my art for any amount of time, whether it’s been a week, or for years, I hope you’ve noticed by now that I never set out to offend or put anyone down with my artwork. Life should be fun! We should be able to share art, laughter, and love. And these are the moments that brought “Kitty Titties” into the world via my paintbrush. She is a painting I made to keep in mind that when the world tries to come down on you- about your gender, or what or how you create, or who you are, you can push back and do it with a smile!

“Nips” is a painting I created in 2013 (for my “Spilled Milk” exhibition collection!), in response to years of pressure and criticism I received for depicting the nude female body in my artwork. “Nips” was my way of saying that being offended by painted breasts is as ridiculous as breasts lactating rainbows. North America often misconstrues nudity for sexuality, a belief I do not share. I grew up surrounded by European art culture through my Italian heritage and learned to appreciate how beautiful life and the human form can be whether that’s male and female, we are equal! So I’m sharing my contribution to Women’s Day as not just a female artist, or as a woman, but as a person who truly believes we must stand together in support of each other to reach equality and harmony. It’s time to free the nipple people, appreciate art for arts sake and see women and men as equals!

I hope you love these vibrant rainbow beauties as much as I loved painting them, and join me in support of Women’s Day! You can pick up one, or both, on my eStore here from March 8-10.  I’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds of “Nips” prints sold to support both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After the order period closes I’ll print and sign them, so keep an eye open for shipping updates a few weeks after the timed release closes!

New Paintings For Submerged Exhibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Camilla has been painting up a storm for her new “Submerged” Exhibition opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, March 31th! Camilla has a collection of 6 new paintings underway. Let’s take a look at some of their progress.

This new painting, “Fishbowl”, includes Camilla’s first ever Seabunny to appear in one of her paintings! Have you seen Seabunnies before? Google them! You won’t regret it!

We can see clues on Camilla’s palette that she was working on “Ajna”. Camilla and Dorothy Circus Gallery revealed the final image for Ajna recently. Camilla shares some thoughts about “Ajna”:
This painting is all about human perception and our role in nature. I believe we are as much as part of the earth as all the other fauna and animals, yet we don’t always see it. We need to open our third eye and truly appreciate what we are a part of and how we affect the planet.  The colors of her eyes are secondary colors because we tend to put the earth’s life second to our needs.  I believe human beings are amazing and capable of so much. Our greatest assets are compassion and intelligence which is why I wanted to show so much emotion in her. Earth is a beautiful world that is rich in color and life that should be treasured!

Camilla’s painting “Capuchina” has been revealed! These colorful skulls are a playful take on a usually macabre subject.

Camilla will be unveiling a new,  large size oil painting, “La Madre” for Submerged exhibition. This piece measures 20×24″, larger than many of Camilla’s contemporary artworks. She will be a show-stopper for sure!

Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media @camilladerrico #camilladerrico and here on the blog for more updates as artworks develop for Submerged at Dorothy Circus Gallery March 31! Are you a collector interested in acquiring an original from Submered? Drop us a line at info@camilladerrico.com

Pop Painting Contest Image 2

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Camilla’s Pop Painting contest image #2 is released! Share this contest image to your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or all 3!) by 17/1/16 for a chance to win a copy of Pop Painting + a signed print! One of four winners will receive a copy of Pop Painting with an original Camilla sketch inside. For full contest and prize details, check here.

Pop Painting Now In Stores

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It’s here! Camilla’s much-anticipated How To Paint book, “Pop Painting”, is now available online, in stores, and on The Camilla Store here.  Pop Painting delves deeply into the world of Pop Surrealism, where Camilla finds her inspirations, Camilla’s tools of the trade and studio setup, breaking into the industry, and of course, how to paint!

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Perfect for beginners and students, Pop Painting breaks down new media and techniques, provides never-before-seen Work in Progress photos, and stunning full colour images. Readers acquainted with painting may benefit from a look into new “water soluble oils” media, tips & tricks Camilla uses herself, and first-hand industry experience Camilla shares openly. Pop Painting is suitable for readers of many ages, containing no mature themes or artistic nudity. Find your copy here, complete with direct-release exclusive goodies.

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Pop Painting Release Reviews

Are you an arts community blogger, create How-To content for Youtube, or share your creative reviews to art enthusiasts? You may be eligible for a Press copy of Pop Painting for review. Drop us an email at info@camilladerrico.com with your outlet details, we’d love to hear from you!

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Pop Painting Signings

 If you would like to see Camilla deliver a workshop or signing at your local Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo, Comic Shop, or Convention, suggest to the owners & organizers that you would like to see Camilla featured in an Author Event. Camilla may be headed to an event near you!