Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Santa Fean 17"

"Santa Fean17"

6"x6"
oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.





(Ref: B&W photos in "E PLURIBUS UNUM Santa Fe" by Axle Contemporary)

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Santa Fean 16"

"Santa Fean 16"

6"x6"
oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.

     

                       (Ref. Credit: "E PLURIBUS UNUM Santa Fe" by Axle Contemporary)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Santa Fean 15"

"Santa Fean 15"

6"x6"
oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.

                    
                     (Ref. Credit: "E PLURIBUS UNUM Santa Fe" by Axle Contemporary)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Santa Fean 14"

"Santa Fean 14"

6"x6"
oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.



(Ref. Credit: B&W photos in "E PLURIBUS UNUM Santa Fe" by Axle Contemporary)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"Santa Fean 13"

"Santa Fean13"

6"x6"
oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.

(Photo Credit: B&W photos in "E PLURIBUS UNUM Santa Fe" by Axle Contemporary)



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Santa Fean 10, Santa Fean 11 "

"Santa Fean10"

6"x6" 

oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.

"Santa Fean 11"

6"x6" 

oil on Ampersand artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Santa Fean 3"

I am planning to do one portrait a day starting August 1.
I am painting people in Santa Fe, the town I am living.

6"x6" 
oil on Ampersand  artist panel, cradled 3/4" profile

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

" Figure Drawing"

24x12, charcoal, on news print
                                

Sunday, May 11, 2014

"Tilda "

24X24, Mixed Media, on Canvas

working in process

These are working process of my final piece for this course. Not finished yet: 24x24, on canvas, Mixed media ( acrylics, sand, and pastel) I had a surface I created for a while ago as the base of a painting. It has lots of texture. My reference is Tilda Swinton which I use for the previous charcoal study. There I didn't include the hands. Here I am adding hands. 1) I applied reds and green over the old surface. I forgot to take photo of the old surface. Blue showing through is old surface. 2) I applied light browns and scratch some random lines. 3) Wash off some part to reveal underneath 4) Draw in hands and facial feature.

                                                                                                     
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"pink socks"

Oil on canvas, 12x18

This is from a photo of my daughter sitting on the big cushion with her cat, looking up. I skipped the cat to paint. The diagonals in composition intrigued me to paint this.

My daughter is one person I know who wares "Pink" so well, as a grownup, naturally.
Color "Pink" and I don't complement each other. With pink on me, my skin color looking ugly and ,vice versa. On me, color pink looks so unnatural, unsophisticated color.






Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"Self Portrait"

This drawing of 'me', through the mirror. It is impossible for me to do well with photograph.
So spontaneous and  simply done with fewest strokes possible.
It works!
I got the essence of me here.

pen & charcoal, on sketch pad,
11x14



11x14, charcoal on paper
I love the depth with layered effects charcoal is creating. It give haunting beauty.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Me"

Last night, I found this drawing I did just before I moved to Santa Fe, on May, 2012. I was not quite happy with the piece, then. But I am looking at it now, not bad and happy that I am looking lot younger, even only 2 yrs passed by.

                                                
oil pastel,
16x20, on canvas pad

"Figuire Drawing"

I made head tilted more forward with longer neck from the previous study (I), exaggerating boxed shape of this pose:

 charcoal  (compressed) drawing with turpentine wash
16x20, on canvas pad

the previous study_I

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Figuire Study III"


Revised_Final _vs.2                                                                                   vs.1
                                                                         

oil,14x18, on Illustration board

     
vs.2 : Worked on head & neck area. Hope that I made it better.
         Usually I mess up when I touch up the finished one later.