Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
This one too was inspired by a hibiscus plant I got from my last class on graduation day two years ago. Abstract inspired by Hibiscus in Red2
acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, painted on the sides, ready to hang
Abstract inspired by Hibiscus in Red2
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
This is one panting which I myself adores. It is meant as an abstract but the inspiration was macro images of roses.
acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, painted on the sides.
$100 p&p worldwide included or try to go for a bargain by bidding in my ebay auction untill auction ends for this painting.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I am so happy . Have painted all day out in the sun. The results will be posted one by one.
acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, painted on the sides and ready to hang
$100 p&p worldwide included
Hi The last days I have been working on a new series in painting but since I am still not dinished with any paintings for today I will show you a work in socalled encaustic art - meaning it is made by melting coloured beeswax.. I hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I am nearly done now cataloging and signing and putting contact info etc on every aceo I have in the house. Lots of work especially since I took new photos and cropped and worked them to make them as right and clear as possible which is not always easy with black backgrounds or wet paint. While doing that I came across a few early pastels I made. This is one of them. Kind of cute, in my opinion even if the drawing isn't perfect.
ACEO ATC 07-02-53 - Pink Lady Cat"
patel on blakc cardstock.
$10 worldwide p&p included
ACEO ATC 07-02-49 - I know I am Cute
pastel on black cardstock.
$10 worldwide p&p included
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Hi I spent today sighning and cataloging and writing titles and dates etc etc on the back of ACEOs. Incredible how much time that takes. I also tok new photos of many of them. It all took lots and lots of time. The great part is that I found a few aceos that I had forgot I made and I was more happy with them today than when I did them. Here are one of them, the cat and also a new one where I played with textured paper.
ACEO ATC 07-02-51 - Pink Kitten
acrylic on black cardstock
$12 p&p worldwide included
ACEO ATC 07-05-84 Sleeping In - pastel
$10 p&p worldwide included
I have kept playing with textured paper today. It creates very intereting effects that I plan on using later. I hope you enjoy following me on htis journey which noone knows from week to week where will lead me. I'd love some feedback either on comments or by email.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Yesterday I showed you a couple of ACEOs made with wax meaning that the medium itself was very thick and tactile to touch. Today I went for the textured surface and began my first proper explorations on the wonderful textured papers I bought in England. I can't wait to show you more. I filled I full A4 box with different thicknesses and textures and colours. Pastel i
pastel on acidfree textured paper
$12 postage worldwide included
charcoal on acidfre textured paper
$ 8 postage worldwide included
Made only by using melted coloured beeswax - socalled encaustic art.
I thought I should work a bit with a very thick medium after having only played with ink or diluted ink for a couple of weeks now.
ACEO/ATC (original artist trading cards 2.5x3.5”)
price: $15 p&p worldwide included
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Just a few more sketches practicing calligraphy today. I can't wait for the weekend and the long weekend next week because I now long for a big painting spree. All are 2.5x.
3.5" and $10 +p&p
Nor: to agree or agreement
way: strong and dignified
japanese pronunciation: No-ru-wei
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I am getting hooked on learning kanji, the chines/japanese signs. Studying the socalled yoji jukugo with their often old meaning or wisdom is a great way to learn. I definately need to get some mounts and some nice simple black frames to make these come out properly.
yoji-jukugo meaning 4 kanji idiom
"Undying Love" Original chinese brush painted calligraphy.
Ink on watercolour paper, size 5.5x7in+ mount.
Price: $ 20 unmounted.
kai = ocean,
In other words: An undying love that is unchanging forever like the ocean and the mountains. To vow eternal love.
Black necked Stilt
Yesterday, I enjoyed myself watching March of the penguins and made two quick sketches after seeing that movee, and I wanted to share them with you. Hopefully during the week or weekend I'll find time to do better ones because I am not totally satisfied with these.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
One of the best things about painting in oriental style is that it is kind of like meditation. You get lost totally in consentration and time just melts away. You are so focused on the single lines and the brush that you wtop thinking about other things. Great stres reliever LOL. Of course those that have been doing this for years bot see and are able to display much more wonderful brush strokes, but Even as a beginner in his technique I find myself improving bit by bit.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Hi, today I brought lots of the learn japanese kanji signs to work as well as materials. My students really enjoyed having a go at calligraphy.
My daughter came home for a quick visit today too and the sun was shining all day. In other words life has been very good to me today. Here are a few birds on artist trading cards made by using 240g watercolour paper.
From the top there is Flamingo, Parrot and Heron1 and Heron 2,