Oil painting collections

These collections allocate the artwork painted in Pueblo Edén and in Punta de Este, Uruguay; as well as the ones in New England, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Virginia Piedmont.
These collections aim provide an easier visual experience.

By the sea

By the sea is a series of paintings that came to life during a year of living by the sea. Walks on the beach were a daily delight. Watching the flow of the sea, and enjoying the crash of the waves on the rocks became a contemplation of time. In this series I have painted islands and land the way a bird sees it, or enjoyed the beach the way a dog does. These oil paintings capture islands, surfers, stormy days, old parts of town, and pure enjoyment with each wave.

Black on white

Drawing with ink is something I have done since a tender age. My parents worked on their architectural blueprints with Rotring pens. I loved using the back of the huge papers to draw with these delicate pens. As long as we left things the way we found them (clean and tidy) my sisters and I were allowed to use their studio. There are many, many drawings, as young as 4 years of age, where I’d lose myself, the same way I do now, playing with lines, circles and dots. No wonder one of my favorite quotes ever is by Paul Klee: “the line is a dot that went for a walk”. That is how my grandfather, Ernesto Puppo, would invite me to draw “Cara Sabina, let’s take a dot on a walk!”

Underland

Underland is a series of drawings and paintings focused on what lies underneath our feet and within the earth. Burrowing creatures create their homes and make it a resting place. Other life exists in a rhythm we do not accompany or even notice. I imagine this Underland as a rich and unseen world where even rocks tell the story of the animals and plants that once lived there. A world with the warmth of the earth and the scent of the untouched. A mysterious and deep world that resembles our inner lives and unexplored memories.

Sharing

This series is about situations where we all benefit and feel so much better from sharing. Sharing what we have or what we have harvested. Sharing a beautiful view, a book, the joy of seeing a storm pass by, or a night under a starry sky. This series is also about the delights of sharing, and I mean truly enjoying and delighting in the very simple things life brings our way. I am learning that, unless I allocate time to practice “delight,” the speed and busyness of the day take over. So for this series, I have been setting specific amounts of time during each day to share with delight. Share thoughts, share knowledge, share time -and delighting in those small moments that feed the soul and lighten the heart.

Rolling hills

Most people travel to Uruguay for its gorgeous and tranquil beaches. Few people know about the rolling hills that fill the countryside. These are landscapes with rounded hills and low old mountains that are ~500-600 million years old. Sheep, cows, goats, llamas, ostriches, armadillos, donkeys and horses stroll the land. Vineyards and olive groves adorn the long, long views. The scent of native flowers and mellow sound of streams and ponds provide a place for appreciation and contemplation.

Portraits

Some of these faces are people I know and love. Others represent seasons and intend to capture life – imperfect, challenging and filled with possibilities.