Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Blue Rhapsody "

6"x8", oil on canvas board

 I did a painting of roses against blue back ground today. Without any artificial, spot lighting, only natural light through the window behind me. I wanted the background 'Blue' stays 'Blue' without getting affected by the color of artificial light.
The controlling value and color temperature of Red oil paint is so tricky, since they are transparent. Especially when you paint such a beautiful roses.... Ahhhhh!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

"A Wild Sun Flower"

6"x6", oil on gesso board

I wanted to paint this jar since my last birthday.
My daughter brought a juice in it for me to the park. Anything related with my daughter is beyond ADORE always!! Also wild sunflower... They are around hills since spring time, everlasting. I like this painting how it turned out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Zen Moment"

6"x6", oil on canvas panel

This is Korean stoneware tea cup. The milky green color of these tea cups is very unique with Korean ceramics. An interesting contrast of subdued green and subdued red in this painting is creating a 'Zen' moment.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Me, Californian Golden Girl"

9"x12", oil on canvas panel

I love California;
the weather, spaciousness, carefreeness, ethnic mixes, all the variety it offers.....
I have been living in California for 40 years.
I feel I am a true 'Californian Golden Girl', even I am not a hotti on the boogie board at the beach.

Friday, July 30, 2010

"Are You Going to Share?"

Sydney & Lucia
7"x5", oil on gesso board

These are my puppies. Sydney is about 20 months old, male, tan color.
Lucia is female, gray. about 1 yr old, newly adopted. I thought Sydney migtht not like to be an only child. Both are Rescue Dogs. Beautiful Mutts!!
Lucia always follows Sydney and watch what he is up to.
This is my very first animal painting. I was not sure how it was going to come out. But as I was painting, I realized that the same principal of painting applies to any object.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Blue Shadow"

Migrating Cherries
6"x6", oil on gesso board

It is so much fun to create the little stories,'Visual Poetry' ...esp. with cherries.
Here in this painting....the sun is setting, cherries has way to travel before dusk.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"My Birthday Cup Cake"

5"x7", oil on gesso board

My birthday is on July 14th. Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day in 1789 that changed France forever.
I feel like I should be in Paris watching fireworks at Eiffel Tower on my every Birthday.
My daughter and Buzz gave me a little picnic for my birthday, at the park in Old Pasadena in front of Armory Center for Art.
The cupcake they brought was so sweet and festive, perfect for summer birthday in the park.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"Life is just a Bowl of Cherries"

6"x6", oil on gesso board

Life is just a bowl of cherries;
Don't make it serious;
Life's too mysterious.
Life is just a bowl of cherries,
Live and laugh at it all.

'From a wonderful song from the 1930's'

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


6"x8", oil on canvas paper

This a portrait of my son, Dennis.
I did this painting for a while ago, from 5x7 photo reprint of a small group of people. How I was able to do this painting from that sort of small size of reference is because I know him very well. In the photo, Dennis is listening to a person talking. He looks not quite agreeing about the speech. I would like to try this kind of painting more for my acquaintance from my photo album. I like to paint peaple to capture the expression.

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Light Bulb" -sold

6"x6", oil on gesso board

A white light bulb is sitting on the white plastic tray with orange fabric behind.
Orange background is creating the glows in the shadow and very subtle orange tint all over the white tray, probably only visible to the painter's eye.
I would like to pass my perception to the viewers and help them enjoy this kind of plain setting quite interesting.