The Art of Nagualero

where thoughts become paintings

Painting is one of the best ways I have found to express myself
and to explore the world within and around us.

Influenced by observations and thoughts as well as words of great people,
I create Inspirational Paintings...

Images that will enrich my life by provoking questions & self reflection,
in other words, Art that aims to elevate the Spirit,
Paintings that make me and hopefully others Think…

By using simple deserted landscapes
combined with dramatic skies to set a tone or mood,
the Artwork delivers a symbolic message...

A message that embodies and symbolizes
a particular human value, a feeling or Spirit;
to enhance, illuminate and to better understand...
What is Best or Worse in Them.

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Materials I use when painting

Brushes are the extension of your creative brain. I have been using and recommending Rosemary & co. brushes since 2012 and have never looked back. I believe there are no better brushes in the market. I know that is a tall claim, so what I ask of you is to go here and get some, try them and let me know your verdict. I am sure they will surpass any of your expectations as it did mine. I also recommend that you try different types of Rosemary & co. brushes and do not limit yourself to my choices. There is a perfect fit brush for you and they have an incredible variety of brushes available to all types of artists.

brushes I use when painting with oils

Ultimate Bristle Long Flat

Ultimate Bristle Long Flat

   Interlocked bristle brushes offer the artist a traditional brush but with double the interlock. Two equal amounts of best quality Chinese bristle set opposite each other so that the natural curve is facing inwards .The bristle is selected in length and size to enable perfect balance. Although labour intensive this gives the artist a hard wearing brush which keeps its shape for a very long time. Easy to clean and a good performer. I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

 

 Interlocked bristle brushes offer the artist a traditional brush but with double the interlock. Two equal amounts of best quality Chinese bristle set opposite each other so that the natural curve is facing inwards .The bristle is selected in length and size to enable perfect balance. Although labour intensive this gives the artist a hard wearing brush which keeps its shape for a very long time. Easy to clean and a good performer.

I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

  An interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke, each tip having the softness of velvet. This hair is responsive and firm, yet delicate to touch. Traditionally used with oil and acrylic, ideal for adding highlights and tonal values. A very resilient hair which wears well. I use sizes 0 to 12

 

An interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke, each tip having the softness of velvet. This hair is responsive and firm, yet delicate to touch. Traditionally used with oil and acrylic, ideal for adding highlights and tonal values. A very resilient hair which wears well.

I use sizes 0 to 12

brushes I use when painting with acrylics

Series 2025. Chungking Long Flat

Series 2025. Chungking Long Flat

  Chungking Bristles (Bristles from hogs raised in the region of the Chinese city of Chungking) considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. Theoretically the longer the flags the better the bristle. Used mainly for oil, acrylic and hobby ceramics. Interlocked ‘curved’ heads allow retention of shape. These superior quality bristles are less likely to ‘splay’ or spread in use. I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

 

Chungking Bristles (Bristles from hogs raised in the region of the Chinese city of Chungking) considered to be the best for oil painting, having long, deep flags. Theoretically the longer the flags the better the bristle. Used mainly for oil, acrylic and hobby ceramics. Interlocked ‘curved’ heads allow retention of shape. These superior quality bristles are less likely to ‘splay’ or spread in use.

I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Ivory Long Flats

Ivory Long Flats

  The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The longer hair results in a loose brush with little "snap". I use sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

 

The Ivory is synthetic bristle at its best, a cross between the feel of nylon and hog bristle. The longer hair results in a loose brush with little "snap".

I use sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12


My STUDIO PalettE

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My OUTDOOR Palette

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the paints that i currently use

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour chart Pigments & Binder There is no water within the Artisan formulation; the linseed and safflower oils have been modified to allow the colour to accept water. This creates a stable emulsion, and retains the working characteristics of conventional oil colour. The pigments, together with the most suitable oil, bring out each colour’s individual characteristics, from opacity to natural transparency. Artisan does not require hazardous solvents. Unlike traditional oils, this range can be thinned and cleaned up with water, and all brushes and equipment can be cleaned up with soap and water. With a balanced spectrum of 40 colours, Artisan includes 25 single pigment colours for colour brilliance and clean colour mixing. No Hazardous Solvents Since it does not need hazardous solvents, Artisan is ideal for artists painting outdoors, or for those who share a work space, also for those in education or at home, those looking for a safer painting environment, and for travel. Consistency & Texture With a buttery, thick consistency, a broad variety of techniques can be achieved and the colour can be thinned as required.  Surface Sheen Each pigment needs different levels of oil in the formulation, so the sheen may differ slightly from colour to colour. Complementary Mediums Artisan has its own range of thinners, oils, mediums and varnishes to allow all oil painting techniques. Created specifically for Artisan these ensure the best performance and a painting experience very close to traditional oils.

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour chart

Pigments & Binder

There is no water within the Artisan formulation; the linseed and safflower oils have been modified to allow the colour to accept water. This creates a stable emulsion, and retains the working characteristics of conventional oil colour. The pigments, together with the most suitable oil, bring out each colour’s individual characteristics, from opacity to natural transparency.

Artisan does not require hazardous solvents. Unlike traditional oils, this range can be thinned and cleaned up with water, and all brushes and equipment can be cleaned up with soap and water. With a balanced spectrum of 40 colours, Artisan includes 25 single pigment colours for colour brilliance and clean colour mixing.

No Hazardous Solvents

Since it does not need hazardous solvents, Artisan is ideal for artists painting outdoors, or for those who share a work space, also for those in education or at home, those looking for a safer painting environment, and for travel.

Consistency & Texture

With a buttery, thick consistency, a broad variety of techniques can be achieved and the colour can be thinned as required. 

Surface Sheen

Each pigment needs different levels of oil in the formulation, so the sheen may differ slightly from colour to colour.

Complementary Mediums

Artisan has its own range of thinners, oils, mediums and varnishes to allow all oil painting techniques. Created specifically for Artisan these ensure the best performance and a painting experience very close to traditional oils.

Professional Acrylic Colour chart Professional Acrylic is our finest quality acrylic range. It combines our colour making expertise with the latest developments in resin technology. Our 80 colours are brilliant when wet and remain as bright when dry. What you see is really what you get. No colour shift from wet to dry Most acrylic paints darken in tone as they dry. This affects colour richness, intensity and depth and makes colour matching difficult. With our new unique binder, translucent when wet and drying clear, there is virtually no colour shift at all. This makes it easier to match Professional Acrylic colours from palette to canvas, and delivers superb colour brilliance every time. Pigments With 62 single pigment colours, this creates the cleanest, brightest spectrum, and the best colour mixing opportunities. Longer working time Acrylics dry quickly, which allows you to over paint within minutes and build up multiple layers during one painting session. For some artists acrylics can dry a little too quickly, so we have formulated the range to have a longer working time on the palette without compromising the drying time. Depending on the thickness of the paint, the working time is approximately 20-30 minutes. Consistency & Texture Our Professional Acrylic range offers a smooth, thick, buttery consistency with no stringiness. The colour blends easily, can be mixed with mediums and thinned with water for water colour techniques. It also retains brushstrokes for excellent impasto effects. Surface Sheen Professional Acrylic gives a generally even satin finish. Unlike other ranges, the colours do not contain extenders to modify the gloss, allowing the natural properties of the pigments to shine, which means there is some variation in surface sheen across different colours.

Professional Acrylic Colour chart

Professional Acrylic is our finest quality acrylic range.
It combines our colour making expertise with the latest developments in resin technology. Our 80 colours are brilliant when wet and remain as bright when dry. What you see is really what you get.

No colour shift from wet to dry
Most acrylic paints darken in tone as they dry. This affects colour richness, intensity and depth and makes colour matching difficult. With our new unique binder, translucent when wet and drying clear, there is virtually no colour shift at all. This makes it easier to match Professional Acrylic colours from palette to canvas, and delivers superb colour brilliance every time.

Pigments
With 62 single pigment colours, this creates the cleanest, brightest spectrum, and the best colour mixing opportunities.

Longer working time
Acrylics dry quickly, which allows you to over paint within minutes and build up multiple layers during one painting session. For some artists acrylics can dry a little too quickly, so we have formulated the range to have a longer working time on the palette without compromising the drying time. Depending on the thickness of the paint, the working time is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Consistency & Texture
Our Professional Acrylic range offers a smooth, thick, buttery consistency with no stringiness. The colour blends easily, can be mixed with mediums and thinned with water for water colour techniques. It also retains brushstrokes for excellent impasto effects.

Surface Sheen
Professional Acrylic gives a generally even satin finish. Unlike other ranges, the colours do not contain extenders to modify the gloss, allowing the natural properties of the pigments to shine, which means there is some variation in surface sheen across different colours.


favorite pochade box

oil palette

BRANDS of paint

french easel

best misting bottle

acrylic palette

painting gear

brush washers