Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
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
Saturday, November 15, 2008
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
Sunday, October 26, 2008
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!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
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
Monday, September 01, 2008
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
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
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"!!
Saturday, August 09, 2008
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
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
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.