Time leap one more time. The forgotten tree paintings, now added in retroactively, 4/17/2013 @ 12:38am.

Space Tree & Blossom Tree.

That night I also painted the Porcelain Tree & Fetal Tree.

Last night I watercolored some trees!

Galaxy Blues. Painted after squeezing too much blue out of the tube and while watching Cowboy Bebop. Which by the way, how did I not watch it until now? It’s so good.

A study / piece very much inspired by Marumiyan’s work. I’ve literally haven’t painted in gouache since 2006. This is the best gift I can give myself really. Expect more now that I finally have time, space, and money to do these things! ;)

Paint Binging - All at once in the new Moleskine. Heavily photoshopped to make up for lack of optimal lighting… Scans, one day.

Paint Binging - All at once in the new Moleskine. Heavily photoshopped to make up for lack of optimal lighting… Scans, one day.

IT’S ABOUT TIME I picked up the brush again. In an hour and a half (respectively), I laid out the first two paintings of the summer.

For the Modern Art Enthusiasts - Sometimes, you can’t help but to feel lost. The ground you are walking on, is it real? Even if it’s clearly concrete, doesn’t it feel like thin ice at times? What if you just plunged into bitterly cold waters? This caved path with spots of light poking through means to show you that not only there is a clearing at the end of the pass, but little spots of wonder throughout the journey as well. Surreal, wonderment, provoking.

For Everyone Else - I wanted to paint some pretty trees.

Regarding the second painting - Due to the leftovers, and the desire not to waste paint, I used what I had to sketch out a second piece. There’s not much to it, maybe I’ll finally get some people practice.

At any rate, I love the stench of turpentine. Even if my professional title is “Interaction Designer,” the creativity that dwells in me expresses itself naturally in painting.

These series of watercolors are all from March.. I just haven’t had the chance to scan any of them due to killer semester!
Here we go: Audrey Kawasaki study. All the women she paints are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love her stuff?

These series of watercolors are all from March.. I just haven’t had the chance to scan any of them due to killer semester!

Here we go: Audrey Kawasaki study. All the women she paints are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love her stuff?

Isn’t it weird how reliant we are on blogs and RSS feeds? Admittedly, I follow many of my favorite artists that way. If I like what I see, I just pop them into my Google Reader into my “Art” folder.
Today I came across Chihiro Iwasaki. The beautiful, simple, and lively watercolours captured my heart. I had a tough time picking just one to feature in this post. (Though, a simple image search would bring you to more wonder!)
It makes me think about all the artist out there, not the ones you find in textbooks, who carry this kind of talent. Living or legend, as the y-generation, I felt like we’ve become so reliant on these means to discover new things.
It’s rather parallel to the way that time, energy, and resources limits the execution of our creativity. Sure, our creativity itself is boundless.. but we will never be capable of sharing every bit of it. In the same way, knowledge is boundless.. but we gravitate to the outlets which are most familiar and easy to use.

Isn’t it weird how reliant we are on blogs and RSS feeds? Admittedly, I follow many of my favorite artists that way. If I like what I see, I just pop them into my Google Reader into my “Art” folder.

Today I came across Chihiro Iwasaki. The beautiful, simple, and lively watercolours captured my heart. I had a tough time picking just one to feature in this post. (Though, a simple image search would bring you to more wonder!)

It makes me think about all the artist out there, not the ones you find in textbooks, who carry this kind of talent. Living or legend, as the y-generation, I felt like we’ve become so reliant on these means to discover new things.

It’s rather parallel to the way that time, energy, and resources limits the execution of our creativity. Sure, our creativity itself is boundless.. but we will never be capable of sharing every bit of it. In the same way, knowledge is boundless.. but we gravitate to the outlets which are most familiar and easy to use.

Something Borrowed. Happy Chinese New Year (and Valentines Day)! I present you Lotuses, as a bridge of the two. Their significance in Chinese cultural stems to Buddhism. No matter your beliefs, we can all learn something from the Lotus philosophy: the lotus stays afloat above surface in beauty even with its roots in the dirtiest waters.P.S. Lotuses is not my work as indicated by the theme’s title. It is one my Mom’s pieces. Found this also appropriate for the post since Eastern culture holds family heavily significant.

Something Borrowed. Happy Chinese New Year (and Valentines Day)! I present you Lotuses, as a bridge of the two. Their significance in Chinese cultural stems to Buddhism. No matter your beliefs, we can all learn something from the Lotus philosophy: the lotus stays afloat above surface in beauty even with its roots in the dirtiest waters.
P.S. Lotuses is not my work as indicated by the theme’s title. It is one my Mom’s pieces. Found this also appropriate for the post since Eastern culture holds family heavily significant.

I did in fact have an opportunity to paint a little this past break. Process+Concept will be later detailed as portfolio piece.

I did in fact have an opportunity to paint a little this past break. Process+Concept will be later detailed as portfolio piece.