I felt the need to paint the squash that I’ve photographed a few days ago. Last month’s theme was still life but I wasn’t satisfied with the few objects that I’ve managed to paint. Hopefully this April I will be able to set up more things and learn by doing. I realized that when I begin to understand how everything I see are colors in disguise, identifying the hue, value and intensity of colors become second nature. I can never … Read More
March might be a month of painting still life for me. While I was pondering on what to paint next I suddenly thought of ginger. Half of me says it’s not fun to paint this since it’s not that pretty. But another part of me says to explore different subjects and learn from it. I set a simple still life of the ginger on a tissue paper. This painting is all about layering colors. I didn’t wait for the colors … Read More
Painting almost daily and today at number 11. I post on blog if I have something (quite long) to say else I post on Facebook page. Today’s painting is called Rare Bloom because it’s true to its name. I was watering our garden on one of the sunny mornings and I noticed a glimpse of pink softness amidst the browns and greens. I don’t know the name of this medium built shiny leaves shrub but the flowers are beautiful. I’ve … Read More
I started painting daily on May 2012 for almost 30 days together with other artists. After that we painted again for about 30 days on Feb 2013. I’ve learned a lot since then but it wasn’t enough. This year will be different. I am challenging myself to paint 500 paintings. The goal and the why– Use my own photos and find local subjects: I’ve often use photos of others (with permission) as subjects for my paintings. I might be eager to paint them … Read More
“Home” acrylic on watercolor paper For some reason when I pick up my acrylic paints, All I can think about to paint is structure. Like post, wall, bricks, pattern. And usually I leave something atmospheric among the crowd. Something alive. Most of the time I don’t know the outcome of my painting (unless it’s planned). It always just present itself. Like watching a series where the events slowly unfold. Leaving the painter nothing but excitement.