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OK! The 3rd installment of my 🌈🌸⭐️Spring Affordable Art Campaign⭐️🌸🌈 continues with "Crime::3::An Act That is Foolish or Wrong". 16x20 2016 This piece was in response to/against HB2- which is a North Carolina bill designed to strip LGBTQ folks of some basic human/societal rights- as well as slamming other minorities in the process. Cool,eh? This hung in a show last summer who's central theme was censorship. I took more of a metaphysical approach to my interpretation. Apparently us liberals are hard to find in certain areas of North Carolina but GD thanks to all still there fighting for our rights ❤️🤘❤️🤘
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This piece is now available at a reduced price between now and Tuesday May 30th. Shoot me a message or email for details if you're interested. Happy Memorial Day!!! 🌈❤️🌈❤️🌈❤️

Sneak peek #wip of a lil faerie! Painting a layer of oils over an acrylic underpainting this time and I think I'm gonna go with that from here on out

Swipe left ✨
Divine moonlight 🌙✨ 12x24 acrylic and resin on canvas
Link in my bio 🌌
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This small afterlife piece "it's hard work to untie knots" will be published in @unvarnishedmag for their upcoming second issue. The theme of the issue is "Liberation" so this little guy seemed like the perfect fit. ⠀

There are a lot of questions and ideas tangled up in this piece for me, but I feel like it's about death as much as it is about the afterlife. Here I see the difficulty of leaving things behind, of feeling very strongly tied to physical temporal existence and compelled to give it up. ⠀

In life we are bound to our loved ones, our possessions, our identities, our thoughts, our bones. But death is the ultimate liberator. No matter how hard it is to "untie knots" all these cords will be severed in the end. ⠀


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PART 2 😌
track : 'Chantaje' by 👸 @shakira & @maluma 😍
Choreography : Easy fitness dance choreography (YouTube) 💃 + kundan shedge
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Comment your thoughts! ❤🙌

'Oxidized American Flag' 🇺🇸 30"x40" Oxidation (Rust) Painting on Canvas Collage #available #paulzepeda #painting

MOST RECENT

#WIP Look guys I can paint! XD
Also sorry for being dead. Just haven't felt like being on social media lately. Plus I totally abandoned the whole Mermay thing. Oops
#workinprogress #painting #background #gradient #skulls #king #pastelgore #pastelgoth #traditionalart #acrylicpaint #teenartist #selftaughtartist #bayareaartist

"Shatter Me"

This piece has more meaning to me than it might seem. I know it's just like "Sha. Bro. It's just a painting in a sketchbook." But the color scheme is really what gives it its meaning to me. My palette was -yellow ochre
-burnt umber
-sky blue*
-brilliant red*
*mixed to give the lilac purple

I chose yellow and brown because I HATE those colors. They're two of my least favorite colors (yellow, orange, brown, and green). I chose the lilac because it is one of my all time favorite colors (purple, red, and blue). I chose this color scheme to demonstrate how even the things we hate can mingle with what we love to form something beautiful.
For example: Yellow and Purple are complementary colors, and brown accents yellow beautifully.
The piece is broken into different sections to show how things so easily come together, even though it is shattered. A mirror is still a mirror, though broken it still functions as a mirror.
A body is still a body, no matter how broken, bruised, scarred, stretched, etc... It still functions as a body, how a body should function, it still has its purpose.
There are parts of everyone's body that they hate, but there are bits that someone else may love. For example: I hate the brown in this piece, but someone else might love it--or someone may hate the purple, but I love it.

To conclude, it doesn't matter what your body looks like, what you like or dislike about it, it's still a body. And a body is beautiful. All bodies are beautiful. Stay strong you guys ❤️❤️ #yellow #brown #red #blue #purple #mixedredandblue #lilac #yellowochre #skyblue #brilliantred #burntumber #allbodiesarebeautiful #loveyourself #selflove #staystrong #shatterme #painting #watercolorpainting #iloveyouguys #artist #selftaughtartist #newsketchbook #firstpaintinginthenewsketchbook #widebrush #pointbrush #contemporaryart

"Gold" 1989. 16"x20", acrylics on canvas (detail). Juvenilia in every sense of the word. I recently came across this purposefully surrealist work from when I was 20. I don't remember if it had a title so I'll call it "Gold". I am amused by the preoccupations of my 20-year-old self, which seem to be sex, death, blasphemy, compartmentalization of both my own and my then-boyfriend's body parts (mouths, "mouths", lipstick, "lipstick", feet, legs, fishnets, a dragon, golden coins falling from my boyfriend's family jewel, a Pink Floyd's "The Wall"-esque character, and some sort of blood obsession that I don't even recall having). I remember my late teens and early 20s as "high-drama" times.

#surrealism #monstrousfeminine #kathleenbryson #outsiderart #folklore #selftaughtartist #artbrut #instaart #juvenilia #compartmentalization #ahyouth #visionarypaintings #gallery #instaartist #curators #collectors #modernart #expressionism #excatholic #instaartistic #earlyworks #oldpaintings #dragonsofinstagram #gothsofinstagram #fishnetstickings #lipstick #phallicsymbol #cunnicsymbol #blasphemy

"Gold" 1989. 16"x20", acrylics on canvas (detail). Juvenilia in every sense of the word. I recently came across this purposefully surrealist work from when I was 20. I don't remember if it had a title so I'll call it "Gold". I am amused by the preoccupations of my 20-year-old self, which seem to be sex, death, blasphemy, compartmentalization of both my own and my then-boyfriend's body parts (mouths, "mouths", lipstick, "lipstick", feet, legs, fishnets, a dragon, golden coins falling from my boyfriend's family jewel, a Pink Floyd's "The Wall"-esque character, and some sort of blood obsession that I don't even recall having). I remember my late teens and early 20s as "high-drama" times.

#surrealism #monstrousfeminine #kathleenbryson #outsiderart #folklore #selftaughtartist #artbrut #instaart #juvenilia #compartmentalization #ahyouth #visionarypaintings #gallery #instaartist #curators #collectors #modernart #expressionism #excatholic #instaartistic #earlyworks #oldpaintings #dragonsofinstagram #gothsofinstagram #fishnetstickings #lipstick #phallicsymbol #cunnicsymbol #blasphemy

"Gold" 1989. 16"x20", acrylics on canvas (entirety). Juvenilia in every sense of the word. I recently came across this purposefully surrealist work from when I was 20. I don't remember if it had a title so I'll call it "Gold". I am amused by the preoccupations of my 20-year-old self, which seem to be sex, death, blasphemy, compartmentalization of both my own and my then-boyfriend's body parts (mouths, "mouths", lipstick, "lipstick", feet, legs, fishnets, a dragon, golden coins falling from my boyfriend's family jewel, a Pink Floyd's "The Wall"-esque character, and some sort of blood obsession that I don't even recall having). I remember my late teens and early 20s as "high-drama" times.

#surrealism #monstrousfeminine #kathleenbryson #outsiderart #folklore #selftaughtartist #artbrut #instaart #juvenilia #compartmentalization #ahyouth #visionarypaintings #gallery #instaartist #curators #collectors #modernart #expressionism #excatholic #instaartistic #earlyworks #oldpaintings #dragonsofinstagram #gothsofinstagram #fishnetstickings #lipstick #phallicsymbol #cunnicsymbol #blasphemy

Made a batch of matte giclee prints! "Nymphaea" prints are available in my shop and US domestic shipping is free now ✨ (link is in bio)

i just drew this, tbh im proud xD tell me who to draw next from MLP and how (like what they should do) #fluttershy #mlpfim #art #selftaughtartist #artist #drawing #adobe #drawing

This drawing doesn't depict/resemble any living/dead human. 👧✏
#selftaughtartist #artist #drawing #sketch #pictureoftheday #instaart #art #instagram.

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