Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"a 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.





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, 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


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.                                          

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Blind Drawings"

These are drawings done without looking what you are drawing.
Much more expressive than usual way of drawing. If it is not blind drawing, this line quality won't happen.

                                                                           11x14 sketchbook rollerball pen

"Hye" with a headache, this morning:
I  am not a pretty woman here! I woke up with a headache. 
Maybe it shows thru the drawing!?

             11x14 sketchbook rollerball pen

"Double Composition"

18x24 on newsprint
 pen with  charcoal

18x24 on newsprint

"Red Hair II"

"self portrait"

81/2x 11 on sketch book, charcoal & pastel
My self portrait from the mirror. Someone one told me that he could recognized me from my Apr 14's posting of self portrait, but somewhat different from real person, younger and prettier than.... Last night I put the mirror right in front of me and draw this. Trying to show my drooping chin line with 'no fun' expression.
And I will show this one to my friend to see how he thinks.
BTW, I color my hair red against gray.

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Red Hair I"

"Self Portrait "

20x 15, acrylics, on Illustration board

 I am taking E course, "Draw and paint what you Love - Spring 2014".
 Last week was Week 1: Mark Making. I did my self portrait for the Mark-making practice. I found it lot easier to approach the painting by thinking "I am JUST making various marks". It frees me and more fun.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Self Portrait "

"The drawing of myself"  
I did this drawing from the memory.
 I still have vivid memory of myself from the last few self portraits I did at the beginning of this year.

 compressed charcoal

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunset In Santa Fe

 I love this song " Sunset in Santa Fe"

Strangely enough, there are many folks move to Santa Fe, by falling love with Santa Fe sky.
I am the one of them.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Moonstruck II"

                                                           24x24x1.5 in. Acrylics , mixed media on canvas

Saturday, March 8, 2014

"Winged Man"

I always love figurative work......
All of my New Direction paintings are Figurative Abstract.

I am enjoying the spontaneous, carefree process of painting.
This painting is done Dec 2013, right before Xmas.
I feel I came long way since last summer.
I gave "The Winged Man" as a title to this painting.

                                                                             12x12x1, Acrylic , mixed media

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Recent Self Portraits

Dec. 2013
16x20, acrylic on canvas,
Mixed Media

I love to paint spontaneously with large brushes.
It frees me.
Acrylic is so versatile, carefree medium.
Loving it!

Jan. 2014
5x7, oil on canvas panel

Feb 2014 
5x7, oil on canvas panel

Mar. 2014 
5x7, oil on canvas panel


Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 Paintings

Happy New Year!!


I'd like to share the most of Paintings i worked during the year of 2013:


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 7x7 in. oil on illustration board                                                   18 x24 in.  acrylics on canvas


mixed media, acrylics
on canvas

Monday, December 16, 2013

Searching for the Direction-week 20

"Moonstruck I"

I am quite happy with progress I am making. Enjoying the experimental approach with the use of color and texture. There are endless possibilities as long as I am on my journey of the searching

                                                            24x24x1.5 in.     acrylic, mixed media on canvas


This painting has thick and rough texture. Hard to deal with.
Has so many layers attempt made. Finally I am quite happy with this painting.
I have to give a title fit well  to. Maybe, "Journey Man", I like it!

                                                            18x18x1.5 in.     acrylic, mixed media on canvas 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Searching for the Direction-week 12

                       20x24 Acryics, Mixed Media on Canvas

                                                            18x18 Acryics, Mixed Media on Canvas

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Searching for the Direction-week 5

5 weeks passed by. Finally I have  two paintings which I could call it as finished. I am very happy I got to this point rather quicker than I expected.
My mission from now is to continue producing paintings with same integrity as these.
Seems much harder than the exploring stage.


" Can't Stay Still"                                              

                                                                                    20x24, acrylic  on canvas

"Unexpected Encounter"

                                                                                   20x24, acrylic on canvas







Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Searching for the Direction-week 1

Starting last week,  I am trying to do larger paintings, with different approach.
By using acrylics, creating  the interesting surface. I am curious how this process will be developed.

20x24, acrylics