Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Painting in Progress

I've shown you sneek peek of what I did with my drawing before. Like the rest of my paintings, I've been also struggling with this one. More and more layers until I'm happy with the way it looks *crossing fingers*
At least, the smooth surface of linen has made it easier to apply the layers:)

Anyway, Thanksgiving is coming. Do you have any special cooking plans?
It would be the two of us, so I'll be in charge in making pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoes souffle. Yup, I love desserts and I'll stick in that section for Thanksgiving:)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. It's been a while since my last update. I've been basically trying to get myself into a more structured schedule in painting. Time off for a week was bad for my self-discipline:)
I wrote earlier that I might turn one of my sketches into a painting and I did it. It was still the initial layer on my linen (it does sound fancy, eh?)
Other random things:
- I posted two of my paintings on Juxtapoz Forum for their reader art section. Not sure if anyone will notice it....so many artists posted their works in hoping to be featured in the reader art. Well, if you ever feel like checking it out:)
- I've been craving breads from Koryodang bakery in Koreatown, NYC. Yes yes...I love my sweet fluffy buns.
- If you read my blog, you may have noticed that I like a lot of different styles of artwork. One of my favorites is the art of Donato Giancola. He's a realist painter who specializes in sci-fi and fantasy illustration. His technique is just sooo good.
- Sour Harvest visited Audrey Kawasaki's painting studio and uploaded some pictures. She has one cozy studio, and I love the first painting (Geisha) she did.

Initial stage of my painting. Girl with little robot (temporary title)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello and a bit of Pics from 'Go East' LeBasse Projects NYC

Other than leftover (annoying) chores around the house, it seems that I can finally paint again...hooray! It's really nice hanging out with my family, but I do miss painting a lot. Now I could totally relate to anyone who mentioned how their hands were itchy to paint again. I just couldn't understand it that time. Now I know:)

A little bit of art related news. We went to see 'Go East' LeBasse Projects in NYC. The gallery was at Lower East Side. We went to The Met for Vermeer exhibition prior to that. Vermeer Exhibition is only until Nov. 29th and we definitely didn't want to miss that. It was truly amazing to see The Milkmaid upclose. Anyway, we went to LeBasse show afterwards. The crowd wasn't that packed when we got there but boy, it got cramped pretty fast. All the paintings from Yoskay Yamamoto, Tessar Lo, Edwin Ushiro, Joao Ruas, Mia Araujo, Nate Frizzell, and Eric Fortune were just beautiful. I got a chance to say hi to Beau Basse, the owner of the gallery, Yoskay, Mia, and Joao. I'm pretty much shy in nature but the whole environment encouraged me to do that. They were super friendly.

One of our favorite paintings by Yoskay Yamamoto

Saying hello to Mia Araujo

One of Mia Araujo's gorgeous paintings.
One of my favorite paintings from Joao RuasMe and Yoskay

We love this painting from Eric Fortune.
Finally got to see Tessar Lo's work up close

Beau Basse
Mia, Me, and Joao