Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I don't feel cute

I've been busy messing around with the latest painting. It was fun:) Well, painting is always fun and relaxing for me, but somehow the current piece has different feeling.
I tried oil painting for the first time in 2007. I didn't know how when I first started it...completely blank..hehe. After getting to know a bit of basic oil painting, there was long pause. I started again around August 2008, but not really full time since we were still in the middle of settling in our new place. You know, unpacking, cleaning, painting this room and that....I got so many distractions. It wasn't until 2009 that I did it full time. Since I'm self taught, each piece is my self expression and also learning process.
The current piece I previously posted feels special because I felt like I express myself better. I also realized that I was a bit less over analyzing. I know I still have so many things to learn.

I'll update the progress soon. Meanwhile, I'm posting the other painting.

I don't feel cute

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Some paintings I've just finished.

Flirtation isn't a sin

and this one

I just laid underpainting and some initial colors to the painting. We'll see how it goes. I just hope I won't mess it up...hehe.

I've been feeling motivated after our trip to NYC last weekend. We went to Society of Illustrators to see Spectrum Exhibition. D introduced me to Spectrum books couple years ago before I even thought about pursuing career in art. I was ecstatic to finally have a chance to view all those amazing works from my favorite artists, such as Donato Giancola, Kinuko Craft, Eric Fortune, David Bowers, and more, in person and up close. They're just so amazing! I feel so lucky.
We also went to Kinokuniya book store. They had bigger selections of art books than when we were there last time. We had lunch at their cafe on 2nd floor. Tasty tasty food. The cakes were delicious and the green tea frappe was so addictive. Way better than at Starbucks. The weather was also really pleasant. What a great weekend:)
Some pictures from our fun weekend.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What's wrong with Blogger embedded comment?

Something totally unrelated to art. I've been trying to leave comments to some blogs who use embedded comments. I typed the message, hit submit, and nothing happened. Weird.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Group show @Creative Arts Workshop

I have one painting @ Creative Arts Workshop Gallery in New Haven. The opening was really great. The gallery was full of people for the entire two hours. It was a really great show with a lot of talented artists and tasty hors d'Ĺ“uvre . Two spacious stories in the gallery were dedicated for this group show.

View from upstairs.

The flyer of the show

Me and my painting.
View across from the gallery. It was a gorgeous day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Is this eucalyptus?

There's a hungry chubby little koala goes hunting for eucalyptus. Lil Koala sniffs something smells tasty. It's bright red but it smells good. Chubby koala climbs on that silky bright red thing, and starts chewing on it. It doesn't look like eucalyptus leaf but it sure tastes good.