Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kennebec Rd Sunset

This is from the same road I painted the sheep. The two paintings are very rich in color. Unfortunately, my camera is not capturing it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008


This is another attempt in Acrylics. It is such a hard transition, but I am not giving up!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Snow storm over the mud flats

Anybody who lives in Down East Maine, knows exactly what this is about. I have driven so many times in the snow storms, and I always wished I could just stop the car and paint right then and there! This is out of memory of the mud flats in a snow storm, where the water becomes mud, and the mud becomes snow, and all the colors blend in harmony!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Since I have been uninspired and unsucessful lately, I decided to try something different. I have taught myself to paint in watercolors, so why couldn't I improve on my acrylics? I always like to do my own painting ideas, and that is hard and takes a lot of creativity. I also like to enjoy painting, so I decided to do this painting of Andrew Wyeth. To make it challenging, he did it in watercolor, so I did it in Acrylics. In the begining, painting with the brush was difficult, so I grabbed the palette knife, and used it for most of the painting. I feel satisfied, and I know I did a great job!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I did the first version of this painting on Christmas of 2005. I can't tell which version is better. My technique is improving, but sometimes it over takes my passion. It is a good exercise nevertheless!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rainy Weekend

It has been a rainy week. It also have been very busy. I had to go to a conference last weekend, and I have been coming back late from work during the past few weeks!

Today is Saturday, I came back in the afternoon from work. The fire was going, and Schubert was playing, so I felt inspired. The bright colored one is from a sketch I did near my house just before all the clouds and the rain came in. The two trees are from my memory. I was sitting at Helen's yesterday eating lunch during my break, and across the Machias river, rain was falling and it was very misty. I used some ink following the footsteps of my favorite watercolor artist, Blockley! I like the trees painting better and it is a better reflection of the past rainy few days!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Trail's End

This is a remake of the old man with the blue jeans. I am still wondering if I should throw the leaves and twigs on the left upper corner!?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

South Fork Relics

This is a painting that I started a while back but never finished it until today. It is a reflection of the fall. This was a place near Dilsboro, Indiana where I used to escape to on the weekends, to fish and paint, and chase after the dogs in the open fields and along the hills!!!

Finished Painting

New Painting

I am working on this painting of my favorite model. It is an expression of my admiration to the beauty and majesty of the human creation. I love it so far, but as with all watercolor paintings, it could be wrecked in an instant!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sand Beach Bar Harbor/ Old lady with a bible

I have been struggling with my paintings recently. I am not taking my time to study them, and then I end up with a bad result. Still, I have the urge to paint, so with whatever time I get I try to paint eventhough I get disappointed. I do think the ideas in the paintings are good, but the result doesnot live up to my expectations.

Monday, October 13, 2008

West on 50 (3)

This is the 3rd version of this painting. I think it is one of first paintings that sold at the gallery.. The 2nd I gave to my neighbor. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep this one!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

Old man in blue jeans

I wanted to do something different. I created this strange composition from a group of pictures. I don't usually use whites, browns, or greens. I usually just paint with the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. I wanted to give this painting a mystical yet realistic appearance. Everybody is scared of getting old. "Old" is represented by the cane that you could barely see, the weird hat, and the crooked posture. The rocks tell a story of old times............It's definitely different. It didn't come up as I expected, but it still has feelings in it. I need to learn how to take my time, reather than finish these paintings in a few hours!!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Starboard morning

I woke up at 5:30 this Sunday morning, I took my sketch book and went to starboard in my pyjamas!! I did this quick sketch. The mosquitoes were crazy, I got bites all over my body. They were biting across my pants. I had to quit and leave. I got home and worked on the second one. It is a nice sky. Something fresh I guess!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Istanbul 2

This is the third or fourth version of this picture I took of Istanbul 5 years ago. This time I wanted to depict a sense of mist in the early morning. You can check my previous versions in the blog somewhere! I like this version because it has mood and atmosphere. Compare 1 and 2.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am trying to paint again, but rather unsuccessfully. I know I have a good technique, however, I get involved in the subject rather than being free and expressive. I paint better when I study a painting, but sometimes I feel I just want to paint without feeling that I am "working"!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Glow bugs

I woke up one day at Paula's house, and I saw those glow bugs shining all over the field. It was very dark and the only thing you could see is those glow bugs shining. I went back to sleep, and then in the morning I did the opaque one. I woke up today at 4 AM and I felt like painting. I worked on this for 2 hours. There was a field at some point, but it was muddy, so I sprayed it with water and let the colors dissolve. I don't know. People like paintings of certain places or people. I like to paint a magical scene that the child in me enjoys. That's why I always paint in bright colors and try not to be too realistic. I hope this painting would stirr the child in somebody. I am not completely satisfied with it, and I would probably do it again.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Clam diggers

I added the clam diggers.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Low Tide

I did this in the evening. I have mixed feelings about it. Anyone who lives around here could associate with the mud, the water puddles, the rocks, and the spruces. I want to put some clam diggers too. However, I feel as if it is overworked. I need some input!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


This is a very very quick study in watercolor. It was done to get myself familiar with the subject. The full painting will come later.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Paintings

I haven't been very inspired lately. I worked again on Rochelle's children painting (see last post).

Sunday, June 29, 2008


This is a painting I did for a colleague. I hope she'll like it.

Lori's 2

This is a house of one of my friends. She wanted me to do the first painting according to her specifications. You can check that in one of my earlier postings. Yesterday, I wanted to do my own interpretation. I wanted to convey an early sunset or sunrise mood. You can judge which interpretation is better. Again, I mostly used the three primaries and no browns or blacks.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Eastport Clam Digger

This is an experiment in pastels!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008



I went to get some groceries and I liked all the colors of those pears. Some muted, and some bright! I put them on the deck where I was air drying one of my sheets, and it all made sense as a still life. I struggled with the pears and I almost tore the painting down. I decided to stop. Then the next day I woke up and I finished it. I am pleased with the result.