This is my dear friend Alice as the queen of tigers. She asked me to turn her into a cat. Since she was born in the year of the tiger, I decided to give her tiger eyes, coat, and tiger-eye earring. However, my first attempt did not turn out to be cat enough for Alice. So this is the final version of the painting. I think it is very cool especially for a realism painter like me.
This is Alice's "Don't mess with the tigers" look. I painted this on the Christmas day. It is so appropriate because it was the one year anniversary of the death of young Siberian tiger named Tatiana. She was killed in the tragic incident on December 25, 2007 at the San Francisco Zoo.
Size: 6 x 6 inches Medium: Acrylic Support: Ampersand Gessobord
This is a portrait assigned to me as the year end challenge in DSFDF run by amazing artist Karin Jurick. I don't know who this person is, but apparently he is working from my photo. I just want to say that he is much more handsome in photo than this painting. Hope he would like it. I would love to exchange paintings.
UPDATE: I've found out that this is a very talented artist Tom Pohlman. I'm so thrilled to exchange portraits with him. What a great news to start the new year. (January 1, 2009)
Size: 10 x 10 inches Medium: Acrylic Support: Stretched Canvas
An idea of painting a raven watching a total lunar eclipse had been on my mind for a long time. I finally got around to start with this project and had fun especially with the lunar eclipse. While painting, I also thought about having this raven carry a moonstone as an extension of my Treasure Seeker series, but dropped that idea. I might come back to it in the ACEO format.
Size: 9 x 12 inches Medium: Acrylic Support: Gessoed Board
It's always a big challenge for me to paint birds. In this painting, I tried to learn about different types of feathers a raven has and how to depict the iridescent shine. It's not perfect, but turned out to be a handsome portrait, I think.
Size: 11 x 14 inches Medium: Acrylic Support: Wood panel
I spent many hours on this painting, trying to get into a wildlife art competition. It has turned out okay, I think, but don't know if it's good enough to be accepted. My friend photographer Deb Simon gave me permissions to use her beautiful photos. Thank you Deb! You are wonderful.