Paulo Ruvalcaba
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
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How would you categorize your painting style?
Representational - Illustration - Surreal
Are you a full time artist?
Full Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Too many to mention. But right now I'll give props to:

Alex Grey
Arthur Hacker
Do you have any goals for your painting?
To express my visions as clear as I perceive them. I'm working on my fundamentals in order to give justice to the dream-like visions I have.
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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 10:10 1 Comment

I did this at my buddy Rubino's place.    I came over to study this skull for a self portrait painting I'm working on.  It was a fun study and a great way to wrap up the end of the year.  Happy New Year everybody!

Family Portraits Painting Road Trip-Nov 2010 Continued

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 4:48 1 Comment

My cousin Becky


So I couldn't stay away from color! I used Ivory Black, Cad Red, and Yellow Ochre.

My uncle Luis


I tried sticking to Burnt…


Family Portraits Painting Road Trip - November 2010

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:00 0 Comments

This is my aunt Zefe. 11"x14" Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine.

I took Richards advice and used Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue for this study. I believe this is considered "duotone" vs "monochrome". Still strongly value…


Monochrome Studies

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 8:00 2 Comments

"Doña Delia", 9"x11" Oil on Gesso Panel, 2.5hrs

This is Doña Delia, my cousins grandma. She posed for us this weekend at my Tía Amelias house for a portrait painting session. She did such a wonderful job modeling.!

"Self Portrait", 4"x6" Oil on Gesso Panel, 3hrs

I'm going on a six month stint… Continue

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At 11:06 on March 19, 2013, Evelyn Berdan said…

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on my art.  It's so encouraging to hear such nice things.  

At 1:42 on January 1, 2011, Adele Weyers said…

Hi Paulo, just been looking through your photos and am very impressed, your work is really good. 

Whilst doing fabric painting years ago, I did monochrome portraits, but now I want to start doing portraits in oil and in colour.  Will you please tell me what the stages are that you work in and the colours you use most often for the skin?

Thank you.

At 3:25 on September 20, 2010, Ginny Blakeslee Breen said…
Nice work!
At 4:42 on July 5, 2010, Janet Vanderhoof said…
How long have you been painting? Thank you Paulo :)
At 8:52 on July 3, 2010, Janet Vanderhoof said…
Love your portraits.
At 11:50 on May 8, 2010, Maria Reinhard said…
Went on your website and first of all, wanted to tell you what an amazing job you are doing on your portraits WOW! Also, I wanted to thank you for the information on John Howard Sanden. What a wealth of information! Have been looking for info on portraits as it is something that I am interested in pursuing. THANK YOU.


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