Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Objet d'Art"

 "Objet d'Art"
12"x12", oil on Canvas

This is a painting I did last Fall for the oil painting class at Pierce College.
Objective of this assignment was to intrigue the viewer and create the impact with a painting from a plain, ordinary object... not looking as random or insignificant, but awesome, intriguing, powerful, and  precious.
These are just plain oranges and a a new 12x12 cotton canvas.
I put them close together barely touching each other, to create the visual tension.  The canvas was new, still wrapped with clear plastic. It creates the reflective surface.
Canvas and oranges are just usual objects.
But in this painting, these two plain objects, a canvas and oranges, looking awesome.

This painting  was chosen for the student show for the gallery, making me so happy!

"Yellow Lyrics "

7"x5", oil on Canvas panel

.....I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called "Yellow"
So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all "Yellow.".......

Monday, January 30, 2012

"White Roses"

6"x6", oil on gesso board

Another painting of roses...I picked some white roses from the side walk bushes while I was walking my pups. I really wanted to paint roses real simple and suggestive... loose, no hard edges... Not to get lost in their complicated pedals. Still I got allured again.
Finally wind calmed down. I am looking forward springtime, then summer....

PS. I am having a hard time to get the correct color for last two posts. They are too green. I am reposting. If you get double posting in your Inbox.. I apologize.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Two Yellow Roses"

6"x6", oil on gesso board

Finally, my first small painting of 2012.
I wanted paint quickly with fewer strokes as possible. Fresh start... but it turned out to be rather labored. These are yellow climbing roses from my winter garden. Even through the hash wind and cold weather still there are some blossoms.
 It is so windy during winter monthes here. These homes are built on the hill. The speed of wind today was 60ml/hr. 
I call it "Wuthering Heights".