Thursday, April 19, 2018

Still Tackling With Bark

Still can't figure out how to paint tree bark. Probably it would take more to come up with something that would satisfy myself. I just don't want to give up yet and will keep trying and trying. Strangely I'm not so frustrated.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Desmond O'Hagan 3 day workshop

Just came back from Desmond O'Hagan's workship on Bainbridge Island.
It was about reiteration of dark to light method with a larger brush (#8)  even on 9x12 surface, but it also exposed me more to realization of warm/cool color temperature handling and its effects.
Those two outputs were half completed by O'Hagan himself so I can't claim 100% credit. However, I intentionally picked his subjects (I regularly don't do stilllife, figures nor cityscapes) to learn from his style and technique. Although I have no intention of changing my subject matters at this moment, I'll definitely experiment more with warm&cool.
It was very good workshop after all.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Monterey/Carmel Painting

Everytime I start a new painting, I get excited thinking about how this painting could go.
No exception with this painting, which I painted at Monastery Beach just north of Point Lobos State Reserve in a morning. That day, Point Lobos was closed due to bad weather a day before.
Quite horizontal format because I wanted to put crest of wave hitting beach in the composition. 20x32.