Abstract painting study

First day of new year~! I did my first “abstract” painting study. The reference photo was texture of metal rust. Well for me it was the most “abstract” picture I can understand. So I thought why not try? I have to try it at some point. However in the beginning I had no idea what […]

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Palette knife painting studies

Finally, 2020 is done. Although this year is tough, I am glad that I was able to try new painting methods/subjects. Palette knife painting was one of them. The first piece I tried was “Pathway to lighthouse”. I put the base color layer by palette knife only. And then I went over another layer with […]

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My favorite cookie/cake art channels and more

One day a video jumped into my YouTube feed. I fall in love with it right away. And then You Tube starts to feed me more about cake/ cookie decoration channels. And here are the two I love most. Yuyu’s Sugar Art 【Yuyuのお砂糖アート】 One of her videos–> Isn’t that amazing~! That is a cookie~! Oh […]

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Art books that I like

Along my journey of painting and drawing, I’ve found several books that I truly like. In the beginning I would love all kinds of art books in bookstore. I would spend hours in Barn’s Noble to look through each book in art corner. After sometime I start to select the one I need. For example, […]

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My cross stitches over years

When I was in graduate school I needed something to do on weekends and free time. Cross stitch is a good choice. I used to make some smaller random pieces. But then I like large oil painting pictures, especially the famous one. Years ago, my BFF was getting married. I did a Van Gogh’s “Harvest” […]

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More oil painting on Canada goose feather

I did a tiger’s eyes oil painting on piece of Canada goose feather last year. This year I am able to made two more. Still the same batch of feather. I didn’t find any more good condition feathers in 2020. o(╯□╰)o One is farm land. One is sea waves. Both of them is about 2″ […]

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Summary of some YouTube art channels

I have been watching a lot YouTube art videos when I decided to become an artist myself. I know that sounds “instant” but during the days that I can only lay down on my bed all day due to physical issue, smartphone and YouTube was all I got. Well I have to admit that there […]

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Summary for sprays that I’ve used

Here I would like to list several art sprays that I’ve used as a reference. Products: SpectraFix Spray Fixative Krylon Satin Finish Spray Fixative Krylon Workable Matte Fixatif Krylon Gallery Series Conservation Varnish Krylon Gallery Series Quick Dry for Oil Paintings Krylon Gallery Series Fine Art Fixatif Krylon Gallery Series UV Archival Varnish Krylon Gallery […]

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Oil painting on a Canada goose feather

Last year, I picked up some feathers of Canada goose at my community pond around May (if I remember correctly). I guess they were changing feathers at that time. It only last 2 or 3 days and no more feathers to be found. Some of the feathers are really big, over 10 inches long and […]

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DIY up standing drying rack

The drying rack I made before is good for smaller painting panels such as 8×10”. As I am planning to paint more bigger size canvas panels, I need a bigger size drying rack. I searched online and was surprised by their price. WOW. They were all like couple of hundreds. So again, I am going […]

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