Nacho Jaramillo Art

I am an Artist living in New Mexico

Check out My Latest Works. Black and White “Manchas”. Cutouts. Water Colors and Acrylics

Some of my work is Portraiture, character studies. Some are black and white.  I call these ”MANCHAS” because the technique I use, frequently involves a “smearing” whether with my thumbs or a piece of cloth. I almost never use pencil or charcoal on the drawings. I use bristle brushes which give the benefit of texture and tone, useing a dry brush technique. I like to use Black Tempera because of its richness and it has a matte surface. It is also non-toxic and lead free. I draw using live models and photos, some which I take myself. The photos give me the freedom to distort and change and even changing the gender of the subject. My subjects are mostly androgynous figures, sometime melancholy and withdrawn. I work minimally, where every line is important, and economy of stroke is essential. I like it when form takes shape from what isn’t drawn and when the eye of the viewer completes the image. Lately I have been fixing some portraits on panel, cutting the image out, and adding Water Colors and Acrylics. I also paint Water Colors of landscapes around the Southwest where I live.
  • Las Vegas, NM, United States
  • 313 Santa Fe Street