Monday, June 24, 2013

another tian

It has been 2 months since I finished school, there were couple small shows, but  nothing really happened. And I was kind of lazy too, didn't do a lot of work, only a few woodcuts and linocuts, some unfinished paintings. and since there is no life drawing any more, we organized a drawing party every Saturday, each of us take turns posing and we all be able to draw. so here is one drawing of tian i made and framed by my self, the mat I cut was not so perfect but it kind of nice to frame a piece of work and gives the finished quality to it. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

studies did in the last 2 weeks

only 2 pieces did in the last 2 weeks. well, at least now i can paint what ever i want.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

studies in March

the number could be more, grad-show seems is the excuse for lack of practicing, but it's really just laziness. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


just scanned this picture I painted last summer, in Kathrine's studio. Had lots trouble to gain the likeness, like what Kathrine said, she is the hardest person to paint. Tian is working on a series of self-portrait now, and she is making great pictures, you will be able to see them on her blog:

studies in February

all 3 hours studies except the last one (2 sessions),

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

practise, practise

studies painted in January, 1-2 sessions

short studies

here are some short studies did in January, around 1 - 1.5 hours each

last summer

just scanned some works did during the internship last summer,  portraits of Janice and Michelle, and the other portrait did in DVSA . when I was painting the portraits of Janice and Michelle, i was sitting really close to the them, and there is no room to step back, so I just couldn't get the proportion right, and there are still some awkwardness within the picture.

Monday, January 7, 2013


did this one by the end of last semester, some thing I rarely paint before- interior.

Friday, December 14, 2012

new palette

these are the studies I did with the new palette, basically I got rid of all the neutral colors, include yellow ocher, actually I was forced by Ted to do so, because i like neutral so much. after i changed palette, it took me some time to get used to the new colors, or maybe not new, just more limited options. I started really like this limited palette, when you are mixing color, especially skin tone, it make you to think more. and it truly brightened the whole image, fresher, and more contrast. next semester I will add some neutral color back, but really be careful when mixing them.

new studies with old palette

these studies I painted with my old palette, with a lot of neutral color, yellow ocher, sienna(raw and burnt ), umber(raw and burnt). I use a lot neutral colors, they are quite intense, give the painting a very warm tone, also good for mixing skin tones. 

small studies

here are the small studies done in these 3 months, all quick studies, from 10 to 20 minutes. all of them are around 7x7 inches. really like this kind of exercises. in such a short time, you dont really have a lot of time to think, its more directly painted i guess, color are very limited too, use only big brushes. the boards I use are illustration board with acrylic paint on them, some assignment they did for first year probably, great for practicing, I can test the different effects on different color back ground.