Saturday, November 29, 2008

Study of a Mexican Gray Wolf

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

I painted this portrait of Mexican Gray Wolf as a study before starting a larger one. The Mexican Gray Wolves were eradicated by humans. By the 1950s, the Mexican Gray Wolf had been eliminated from the wild. Today, an estimated 300 Mexican Wolves survive in facilities at the US and Mexico.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scratchboard Study of a Cheetah

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
Support: Scratchboard

I experimented with a scratchboard. Scratches help depict realistic animal hairs, but I could not get the vibrant colors I wanted with acrylic paints because the unscratched part is black. However, the result is interesting. I just need more planning and practice.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Juried Art Exhibition in Wyoming

Four of my paintings were accepted for "Call of the Wild" juried wildlife art exhibition at CIAO Art Gallery in Wyoming. The exhibition opens on November 29, 2008.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I've been tagged by wonderful artist Erika. This means I have to expose unusual things about myself to the world and find seven others who would willing to do the same. It's a fun game and helps get to know the persons you are interested in. There is no obligation to play this game, but if you want, these are the rules:

1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know."

My seven mysteries:
1. In 3rd grade, my painting won some award and I was chosen to do a painting for the entire school to enter a large competition. Unfortunately I don't know what happened to that painting; they never returned it to me. lol
2. I scored full 800 points on the math in SAT.
3. I refer to all animals including bugs as "persons" or "people."
4. I had a close friend from Mexico. He spoke only Spanish, no English, and I had no training in Spanish, but we could always carry conversations and understood each other. Nobody knew why.
5. I used to do Tarot reading for my friends and family since I was at high school. I even participated in a psychic show in San Francisco and got paid by reading Tarot.
6. I had a 9 to 5 job only for one year in my entire life. Always worked and still work at home. My job is freelance technical translator.
7. I have traveled Japan, US, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, and Italy. The most memorable things are not the beautiful temples, majestic scenery, or historic buildings, but the little creatures I met and came contact with.

I am tagging the following artists who are my great inspiration; if you have already been tagged by someone else, just ignore my tag. Remember this is just a game. Please participate only if you want to.

Melody Lea Lamb
Shelley Lampman
Jennifer MacNeill Traylor
Danielle Barlow
Ann Ranlett
Lara Harris
Robin Joy Andreae

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stars of Heaven

Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

This is our Frankie. He passed on October 12, 2008. He was only 10 years old. It’s always very sad to lose pets, especially young ones. This is my tribute to Frankie. He is now in heaven surrounded by beautiful stars.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Treasure Seeker #16 - 3rd Chakra

Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO/ATC)
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimeida Artboard

This is #16 of my crow ACEO series. The treasure seeker (crow) has now successfully opened his 3rd chakra. This energy center deals with personal power, self-esteem, and vitality.

This painting is for sale at

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Portrait of a Papillon Dog

Size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

Monday, November 3, 2008

Juried Exhibition at Upstream People Gallery

Five of my paintings were accepted for 10th Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition at Upstream People Gallery. The current show runs through the end of November 2008 and after that, the images of the paintings will be placed in their archive.

Related Posts with Thumbnails