Well, it’s been several months since I posted in my blog. I have been very busy with finding my new home , moving and attending the CPSA 24th Annual Convention in Tacoma, WA. We had a fabulous convention this year and it was wonderful to meet my CPSA friends in Seattle DC 207. My piece “Giant Reflections” also received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in this show. The award winners can be viewed on the CPSA website – http://cpsa.org/2016awards . Thanks to all my friends who came to visit the opening! 🙂
Here’s my latest drawing, “Don’t sweat it”, on Ampersand pastelbord using colored pencil and neocolors. This piece is part of my fun floral series where I am trying to infuse humor into everyday flower scenes. My intention is to portray the flower out of it’s natural state and explore how life extends beyond the subject. In everyday life we all need a dose of humor now and again to get us back in touch to our child within. So I hope this brings a smile to you today. A smile is a contagious thing – Give one to the world and the world will give it right back to you!
Don’t Sweat It! – 18×24 Colored pencils and Neocolors on Ampersand Pastelbord
I am getting ready for my upcoming workshop coming up on February 21 at University Art Store. The workshop will focus on creating shiny surfaces on #Ampersand Pastelbord using my usual technique of Neocolor II and colored Pencils. I will be explaining the tips and tricks on how to use minimal colors to render reflective surfaces. We will also discuss how to varnish and frame colored pencil works to avoid using glass over them.
Here are the details, please call the store to sign up, hurry!
Venue : University Art , 456 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
My first work for this new year is my self-portrait with a twist. I had so much fun working on this as it was a big departure for me in terms of subject and style. I feel as an artist, stretching your limits and working outside the comfort zone is a necessary experience. We should never be afraid to make mistakes since they are our greatest teachers. I was very happy with the way this turned out and enjoyed both the result and the process of creating it.
Pigments of my Imagination – 9×12 , Colored pencils and Neocolor II on Uart mat board