Her current project is to create an archetypal portrait of the early twenty-first century. Her works of large size have a strong presence and exude dynamism and vitality. The portraits are painted with black acrylic on paper, a work of colour withdrawal, using water and bleach, and not of layering thus using a subtractive technique, rather than additive.This technique allows for the beautiful colour palette that sets her work apart; with shades from pink to white and from black to grey.
Lídia’s strokes are sharp and quick, which causes many losses and failures when paired with the destructive nature of bleach and the unpredictable behaviour of water. Lídia embraces her unique spin on the watercolour technique. She wants the paper to suck up the water so it can warp and bend, the water to run down the canvas, the paint to degrade and her strokes to crumble under the bleach.