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Roma Cartoon Festival Is On June 23-25

It’s finally here! Roma Cartoon Festival is on and I’m all set up at Guido Reni. I have artbooks, prints, tote bags, one of a kind scarves, hand made jewelry and more! I’ve decorated my exhibition room to be a rainbow wonderland and I hope you get the chance to visit me here!

Important Update:

My Live Painting has been moved to Saturday at 4pm on the Main Stage. I’ve brought a new painting-in-process with me so come visit and watch me work on it in person!

Paintings in Progress for Submerged Exhibition Dorothy Circus Gallery

 

Camilla has been a creative powderkeg for her upcoming “Submerged” exhibition! The show opens March 31th at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. Here’s a look at what Camilla has been working on.

 

Some completed artworks have already been revealed! Camilla’s piece “Ajna” is an oil on wood panel painting measuring 12×12″.

Ajna and sister pieces from “Submerged” are Camilla’s first forays into full monochrome painting elements. Camilla shares some thoughts and feelings behind Ajna’s creation:
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!

“Capuchina” joins the collection for Camilla’s “Submerged” exhibition! Capuchina is an 8×10″ oil on wood panel painting. It’s been some time since Camilla incorporated painting skulls into the composition of her artworks! Long time Camilla fans may remember skulls appearing in Camilla’s “Vain Remains” collection of 2009.
Are you interested to acquire a new original artwork from “Submerged” exhibition? You may sign up for digital preview by emailing sales@dorothycircusgallery.com

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

Thank You ECCC 2016 Wrapup

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It has been a whirlwind between ECCC and prep for Camilla’s big Solo Exhibition opening at Corey Helford Gallery, but we’d like to say Thank You for everyone’s fantastic turnout and support for ECCC Seattle!

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Camilla had a fabulous time signing, visiting, delivering her panel and live painting streamed on Twitch.

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Would you like to watch Camilla paint in person, and/or live-streamed on Twitch? Contact your local convention organizers with your thoughts, and it could happen!

Camilla took some time for interviews during ECCC! Read her thoughts on art, inspiration, new comics, zombie apocalypses and more on Fanboy Comics, Once Upon a Twilight, listen on Bend Radio and Clinically Inane,  Word of the Nerd, and Subcultured .

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A small handful of hand-signed La Capra, Handicat and Badtz Attitude ECCC Exclusive fine art prints are headed to The Camilla Store for release May 1st. Be sure to sign up to Our Newsletter Here for all the release details. We hope to see you next year at ECCC!

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New Painting WIP from Twitch Livestream
New Painting WIP from Twitch Livestream

Camilla’s Beauties & Beasties Painting Series Is Coming

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This week Camilla announced her upcoming “Beauties & Beasties” painting series. Beauties & Beasties is Camilla’s 2nd annual petite painting series after Sweets & Treats. Last year, Sweets & Treats was made up of 9 framed petite original 5×7″ paintings.

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"Lemon Drop" 2014
“Lemon Drop” 2014
"Nebs" 2014
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“Moth Begot” 2014
"Butterfly Kisses" 2014
“Butterfly Kisses” 2014
"Gelatotoro" 2014
“Gelatotoro” 2014
"Honeydew" 2014
“Honeydew” 2014
"Flowl" 2014
“Flowl” 2014
"Strawberries And Shortcake" 2014
“Strawberries And Shortcake” 2014
"Twizzler" 2014
“Twizzler” 2014

Last year, Sweets & Treats completely sold out during their debut at San Diego Comic Con.

Camilla’s Beauties & Beasties paintings will be approximately 5×7″. These original pieces will be priced in affordable ranges for both new and experienced collectors. Beauties & Beasties will debut for electronic preview this coming July.

How To Acquire An Original Beauty or Beastie

Email info@camilladerrico to inquire interest in an invitation to online preview for original paintings. Paintings will be priced in the range of $650-$950.  More information will be distributed as it becomes available. Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media; Instagram @camilladerrico , Facebook, Twitter @helmetgirl or Tumblr for new work-in-process and painting images.

This regal little hedgehog for Beauties & Beasties is feeling very colourful!

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Beauty In The Breakdown Exhibition Feb 28 Thinkspace Gallery

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Camilla is celebrating 10 years in independent practice this year! Camilla has been painting up a storm, creating a new and even more surreal collection for her anniversary exhibition “Beauty In The Breakdown”

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Join Camilla in person for opening reception on February 28th, 6pm-9pm at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA. A brand new, limited edition fine art print of Camilla’s exhibition piece “Kitty Titties” will release at Thinkspace Gallery opening night.

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Follow along on Camilla’s Facebook , twitter @helmetgirl and Instagram @camilladerrico for artwork developments and Fine Art Print release details!

New Painting for Art Collector Starter Kit 2

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Art Collector Starter Kit, an exhibition aiming to make fine art from some of today’s brightest creative stars more accessible to more collectors, returns to Corey Helford Gallery August 30th.

Original works were previously priced in the $2,000 neighborhood, making them some of the most affordable originals from many participating artists. This year’s lineup looks even more stellar. Camilla has been working on a 10×10″ oil painting, with fans on her Instagram @camilladerrico getting the first peek.

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Mark your calendars for Art Collector Starter Kit opening August 30th at Corey Helford Gallery!

New Sweets & Treats Paintings Spotted

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Something sweet indeed is happening in Camilla’s studio for San Diego Comic Con July 23-27. Camilla’s Sweets & Treats original painting series is underway! 9 new original oil paintings on 5×7″ wood panel will be featured and available at Camilla’s SDCC Booth 4723. These WIPs have just been spotted. A flower owl, “Flowl”, pictured above. And the fuzzy beginnings of a little Totoro-inspired critter.

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Sweets & Treats will be featured live at Camilla’s SDCC Booth 4723, keep an eye out on her Facebook, Instagram @camilladerrico , Twitter @helmetgirl and Tumblr/DA for more Sweets & Treats.

The Making Of The Melting Mind

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On Friday May 16th, The Melting Mind launches as a 48hr Timed Release fine art print. This painting has a special significance to Camilla, and while she doesn’t want to play favourites- this one just can’t be helped.

Camilla has some photos to share of her process creating The Melting mind, from start to finish.

The painting begins with a wood panel, sanded and sketched with an outline of the figure. Some paint is applied as guidelines,

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Layers go into the figure in the shaded areas, and the lightened areas.

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Many thin layers are built up

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Solid colours are added with Holbein acryla gouache

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The layers of gouache may look improvisational, but work to a purposeful creative plan. Lights and darks alternate, creating radiating waves of colour.

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Delicate layers of colour tint areas in the figure, creating soft blush and shadow.

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The background is sometimes painted in the later stages.

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And voila!

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You can add The Melting Mind to your collection starting May 16th at 9AM PST here on Camilla’s eStore.

New Painting In Progress


 
 
Camilla is working on a new painting commemorating a special occasion- Camilla is getting married! Camilla and her finance are working on a painting collaboratively to celebrate their upcoming wedding. We can see so far there’s a female and a male figure, with lovebirds. Very romantic!
 

Stay tuned for a full painting reveal here, or through Camilla’s Facebook.