Sunday, December 11, 2022

Ukee Ocean at Ucluelet


The second piece I started was the ocean at Ucluelet, BC, on Vancouver Island, where I visited last summer. Locals call it Ukee so the title would be "Ukee Ocean". 

The composition is simple and maybe even boring. But I was impressed with the deep color of ocean and reflections of setting sun light hitting from the right hand side. Will try painting that with this piece.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Koi Poind at a Samurai House in Kanazawa

After finishing Chetco Point I started two paintings at the same time. This is one of them. It's from a picture I took in Kanazawa, Japan in Sep when I visited a Samurai house and was impressed by a Koi Pond in a backyard garden.
Just working on drawing problems right now to place the shapes at the right positions. I haven't painted anything man-made a while (more than 10 years?) so maybe challenging for me.


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Shifting to the right rock


Getting a little tired of working on the left rock. So shift the focus and started working on the right side.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Refining value contrast and shapes on the left rock


Still focusing on the left rock defining shapes of darker parts. That would define positive shapes as the result. At this moment not much worrying about the final colors on the rock. Values are more important than that.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Facing color decisions already


Since the composition is relatively simple, I've already started facing color making decisions on each part of rocks, which would decide the overall of this painting, make or break.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Roughly Defining Bigger Shapes


This time, I'm trying to put thicker borders on bigger shapes. They might end up staying visible or painted over the lighter colors. We'll see. But definitely much easier to capture the shapes.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Re-starting Chetco Point painting


I rushed to finish the last one, Dunes at Sunset, which was somewhat disappointing outcome. So I keep telling me to have strong outlines with this painting. I redrew the outlines but with thicker blush, #6?, so that I don't have to keep changing them. This is all about rocks and almost no vegetation. Lines and edges are very sharp most part.