Sunday, April 15, 2018

Figure study

Figure study
Charcoal on paper 




This time I challenged to copy Bouguereau’s “Evening Mood”.
His way to create this kind of composition is just mesmerizing!  I’d love to see  his paintings in person someday.

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Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bouguereau study

“Bouguereau study”
Oil on canvas 











 “One has to seek Beauty and Truth, Sir! As I always say to my pupils, you have to work to the finish. There’s only one kind of painting. It is the paining that presents the eye with perfection, the kind of beautiful and impeccable enamel you find in Veronese and Titian.”
 ~William-Adolphe Bouguereau

It took me about 5 hours! (Or maybe more:) It seems so so far away to get there.  I know there is no short cuts, but work.  Just practice, practice, practice and practice!!

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Have a great day!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Presence

“Presence”
Oil on canvas panel
6x6 inches
Available for purchase on Daily Paintworks 







Framed image

I found this beautiful camellia in my neighborhood last week.
Camellias are a highly respected flower in Japan, and is often referred to as the Japanese rose.
What to paint is sometimes (or maybe most of the time:) hard to find.  Whatever it is, I’ve got to love it.  In this case, the camellia approached me first, so it went smoothly.  Lucky me:)

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Have a lovely day!



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Innocence

“Innocence”
Oil on canvas panel
6x6 inches
Available for purchase on Daily Paintworks 


I painted this piece from a reference photo @eberhartmark.  
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful photo.
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Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cute Girl Effect

“Cute Girl Effect”
Oil on canvas panel
6x6 inches
Available for purchase on Daily Paintworks 


I painted for Carol Marine’s “Simplify Cute Challenge” back in 2011.
I just had to paint when I found this sweet girl in butterfly dress!
Thank you, Carol!
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Have a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Apero gallery Fine Art Catalogue ‘Gravity’ has arrived!



The Apero gallery Fine Art Catalogue ‘Gravity’ March 2018 which has my art work on the cover has arrived! Yes,I did ordered it from amazon just for me. It’s absolutely beautiful!! 
Thank you APERO GALLERY- My mom visited me today, so I was able to show it off, too:). 
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Have a wonderful weekend!


Portrait study


Charcoal on paper 
8x10”

Mr. Bouguereau is my art hero.  I can learn so much by copying old master’s works.  It’s so hard, but worth it.  It amazes me how he could paint children’s pure facial expressions so accurately &beautifully. The wing on her shoulder is not on his work, it just happened spontaneously during the process.  
Thank you for viewing.
Have a great day!