Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another Person Painting

The Magdalen
After Jean-Jacques Henner
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Medium: Oil
Support: Stretched canvas

This is my submission for "Favorite Master Artists" in the Following the Masters blog.

The original painting is in the art museum at Standford University. I took several pictures of it, so I can use it as my reference. The original is much larger, maybe about 30" x 40". It would be a fun project to do a large one like the original.

Happy New Year, everyone!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DSFDF Year-End Portrait Assignment

Size: 5 x7 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Ampersand Gessobord

This is my entry for the year-end portrait challenge hosted in the blog Different Strokes From Different Folks (DSFDF) by amazing artist Karin Jurick. I decided to participate this year because I had a great time last year and ended up with beautiful portraits of myself, which are on the wall of my studio and have given me a great joy throughout the year.

As you all know, I paint animals, not people. In fact, this is my first and last person portrait for the year. My inexperience in this field makes me very insecure and nervous. It took me a week to encourage myself to start the painting. Once started, it actually went smooth. I just hope that Edward would like it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Treasure Seeker Paintings

Title: Treasure Seeker #19
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Hardboard

As a rainbow appears, our Treasure Seeker immediately flies toward the rock. He has been patiently waiting for this moment near Uluru in Australia because only the rainbow can show him the location of the mystical moonstone hidden away in the rock.

Title: Treasure Seeker #20
Size: 10 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Stretched canvas

The Treasure Seeker takes out the moonstone he collected at Uluru/Ayers Rock in Australia. Light from a blue moon is said to infuse mystical power into the moonstone.

These are the latest paintings of my crow series called "Treasure Seeker." They started out as ACEO paintings, but have gotten bigger starting with #18. It's about a spiritual journey of a crow. Yes, I know how silly it sounds, but it sure is fun creating them.
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