Friday, November 30, 2012

The Raven

This is the work in progress I came up with to represent what inspired me from Edgar Allen Poe's Raven. This piece will be displayed in an upcoming exhibition at the Modern Eden Gallery. Opening night is December 15, 2012 at 6-10 pm. The exhibition will run from December 15, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

Friday, November 16, 2012


The Modern Eden Gallery will have a solo exhibition featuring Leilani Bustamante and the Nevermore Group showing which will be pieces of art inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's Raven. I will be participating in the Nevermore group showing.

The opening is on Sunday: December 15, 2012 at 6-10 pm.
Location: Modern Eden Gallery, 403 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 9, 2012

Everlasting death

Everlasting Death
This is a 9 by 12 inch piece done in color pencil. It is a light study for the Darkness series of my original 'Dream Carriers' series.
This spider is definitely more menacing than the other piece done and I was aiming to show its malevolence.

Selling price: $150.

Monday, October 22, 2012


'Black' and white

Working on some smaller sketches right now. This is on a 9 by 12 inch paper (Borden & Riley pastel & charcoal) done in color pencils. I am planning to sell these unframed for a cheaper price ($150).

Email if interested.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Castro Street Fair

Showing at the fair
After a couple of nights at the Pancakes and Booze show, I had another showing with the Guild at the Castro Street Fair. The atmosphere was super festive and there was a huge turnout! Besides great original pieces, there were lots of other interesting 'things' to feast your eyes on.

I'm going to have a couple of weekday shows this month at Union Square. Do drop by if you are in the city!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pancakes and Booze Art Show - San Francisco

Pancakes and Booze Art Show
I will be showing 4 pieces at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in San Francisco. Location is @Gallery and Bar 4N5: 863 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103. Check out the Facebook event page for more information on what is planned.

It's going to be a fun 2-day event! How could you resist pancakes AND booze!??

See you there!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A little pink

8 by 10 inches
Finished a smaller and pastel version of 'Simple Creatures' - 8 by 10 inches. I changed it a little from the original - adjusted it here and there.
Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Music Concourse

Setting up
Dream Carriers around the fountain
Had another show last Saturday with the Artist's Guild at the Music Concourse at the Golden Gate Park. Weather was fantastic and there was an excellent turn out. The area was gorgeous and just flanking the concourse was the De Young museum as well as the California Academy of Science.

The art shows are an excellent way for people to see the work right in front of their eyes. It is super accessible and I would encourage any questions you may have.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Washington Square

My dream carriers series
Last weekend I had a show with the Artist's Guild of San Francisco at Washington Square. This is a pretty cool spot. I like being on the grass and observing all the action around North Beach. I will be showcasing my Dream Carriers series every weekend with the guild at different spots around San Francisco.

I usually keep my calendar updated with my upcoming shows. Do come and check it out and say hello!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Work in Progress

As per my previous post, I am starting my Darkness series and this is done on a 36 by 24 inch pastel board. 
Sketching it out

1. Starting the piece by sketching the main picture out and getting the background done. 

Filling in the background

2. I'm using soft pastels for the background as it spreads easily on the board and would be easier to blend.

Filling in the butterfly and the spider

3. Once the background is done, I focus on refining the sketch to give it more details.
Got the general color in
4.  Once the sketch is done, I get the general color in and I keep working on adding layers of colors to the piece.

So this is still work in progress but I am getting excited about the final result. Still a lot more work as I need to work on the spider web, the layers of colors and the lighting of the piece.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sulphur butterfly - blue-green

As an artist, I am constantly experimenting with my work. This is my latest piece – all done in pastels. I was trying to capture the luminosity of the sulphur butterfly and pastels are the perfect medium to accomplish this.

I just got the frame done for this – using museum glass (non-glare) and a frame with a leafy texture.

Any takers?

Friday, September 7, 2012


So i got this idea that since the butterflies are the carriers of aboriginal souls, what happens when the butterflies don't make it to the dream world. Is that a nightmare or just darkness...

This is a small sketch of that idea. I think i am going to do a much darker part to "the dream carriers" series. I believe this will be my next big one.