Ruth Mercado Detailed and Realism Art
Striving to make art that reflects what we see with our eyes and touches our soul.
I get inspired by the beauty I see around me. Whether it's from nature or people I find interesting. There is so much beauty that our heavenly Father has put around us, yet so many people overlook it. I want to put that into my paintings so people can see this and have it touch their soul.
I work in several mediums, such as Graphite, Acrylic, Oil, and Colored Pencil.
I also do floral arrangements from crepe-paper, when I'm not painting.
I would love to help you bring a soul-touching painting to your home.
Go to my contact page to get started.
GRAPHITE ART: This type of medium is my favorite! With the different pencil softness and hardness I can create different textures and depth. I love the detail I can create with this medium.
I also do commissioned pieces; from people, pets and even automobiles.
COLORED PENCIL: Just like with the graphite pencils, I like to work very detailed with the colored pencils. The colors come together by layering them in such a way, that the colors blend smoothly.
OILS / ACRYLIC: Paints are a whole different beast. I call it a beast because for me it's harder to control and do very detailed work compared to the pencils. I do love mixing colors to create exactly what I need for a painting. It is amazing to me how many colors in the natural spectrum their is. I'll sometimes collect pieces from nature so I can match the colors I'm mixing for a specific painting.
Crepe-Paper Flowers: I started with is medium when I needed to create flowers for my son's wedding. I fell in love with it! I love the challenge of creating a flower to resemble the real natural one. Each flower petal is hand cut and assembled one petal at a time. Sometimes I'll add a hint of added color to the petals with PanPastels, to create some depth. It is very intricate and detailed work that I love to do.
Work in progress . . .
This piece I'm starting is in Colored Pencil and it's 16"x12"
I just was walking by a beach area and saw these items just sitting there, and found it so intriguing because of the seascape background.
I'll keep you posted on updates.