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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

From NoCal Trip

The first series of outdoor painting of the year. So let's be honest about the problems on each one, then will move on to next chance and utilize the experiences when I make larger studio paintings with some of them, or from photos with other scenes I brought back.
Believe it or not, I've learned quite some and thinking again and again how to improve, which is the best outcome of the trip.
Actually three of them were made in one day. That's my personal record as a slow painter.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Office Mural - Collaboration - Project

At our office, we started a mural project by getting many people's participation, which paint on three 48"x48" canvas. And my role is to paint the back-drop of the mural. The photo above is the third canvas that would be placed on the right. I painted Mt. Rainier at the top part and everybody can fill the rest. The next would be the center canvas.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Last Update for St. Mary Lake

At least three - four times I changed the colors of left mountains and rocks in front of them. It's getting messier every time I change the colors. It's the time to stop. I wouldn't be able to improve any more.
Overall, it was somewhat disappointing outcome despite the fat I spent long time. Probably that's the main cause of the problems.
I think I've leaned something with this and need to move on.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Officially all parts are filled

Finally all parts are filled. Now I need to correct colors and sharpen up some edges, and so on, all over the canvas again.
I need to bring back unity to this painting to finish up this painting.