ISABELLA GARAFFA - Largest painting in her Career
ELEVATED REALISM - exploring step by step her innovated style…including comparing work to her original photo
ARTISTIC STATEMENT - sharing her complementary poetry that offers a unique, contemporary form of Artistic Statement.
SECRET INGREDIENTS - that express changes in time and light like no other on canvas
All of Isabella Garaffa’s offerings come together in this mammoth creation …..
RENOVACION (Renewal) 60x72
here are your 10 stages to here Masterwork…..enjoy
Renovación. I took this photograph back in 2017. That year the snowfall was very scarce and it made it for a not so positive forecast for the rest of the year. It was mid December and all the locals were praying for snow to come, including myself. We were skiing in Snowmass mountain as a family and it was our last run of the day. We tried to make the best out of the day even though there was little hope of snow to come in the weather report. As we were skiing down on Scooper run, I told my family to go ahead of me. That moment was too beautiful to let it pass! It was somewhere around 3 in the afternoon, and the sun was casting a beautiful light on the mountains in the back. Everywhere you looked you could find the vestiges of a very dry winter, but somehow nature was bragging in all its beauty as only she can do. I took many photographs in many different angles, trying to catch the light in the back and the soft light on the aspen trees at front. It was a challenge to do this as I was using my iPhone camera. But I prayed. And I asked that this moment will stayed in my memory until the right time came to paint it and that when it did, it will come out as fresh as it was on that day. Renovación is a word in Spanish that means to renew. Or Renewal. It reminds me of the scriptures that say “even though there is pain in the night, joy comes in the morning!”. I believe the fact that the driest winter we’ve had in years followed by the greatest winter we’ve had in years, is more than a paradox. Its a lesson for us all. A message from heaven if you wish. That no matter how hopeless things can be at the moment, or how dry the desserts we found ourselves in, everything can be renewed. Everything that is too bad can turn into ALL that is good.