Diasporal Rhythms
Delsol Arawa
September 27, 2023
Artist Profile

Delsol Arawa

“The portrait is one of my favorite subjects to paint,” said contemporary  painter Lenin Delsol. “I find that if I’m fortunate enough to meet and talk with  the person I’m about to paint, it helps establish a connection with the sitter.  However, not establishing a connection frees me to do whatever I’d like;  regarding the execution of the portrait. In this case, I know my model Deandrea  quite well, having painted her many times. First, I decide where I want to place  my subject on the canvas, and draw a simplified shape to start, with attention  paid to proportion and placement. I use a bright color that will be easily  integrated into the other colors that are to follow.”