Monday, June 19, 2017

No Looking Back, June 18, 2017

This is a lesson by Tim Gagnon, although I didn't  put the air balloon and a small girl in this. I also did my own clouds.
This painting uses limited numbers of colors (2 blues, brown and white). A little bit challenging for me but it was fun.
It's 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

No looking back, June 18, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hawaii's Finest Hour acrylic painting, May 7, 2017

Slowly painted this new "Hawaii's Finest Hour" acrylic paint for a couple of weeks. Following lesson by Jerry Yarnell on 18x24 inches of stretched canvas.

Hawaii's finest hour

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Restful Harbor acrylic painting, March 14, 2017

Finally I decided to do another Yarnell school online painting class and painted this "Restful harbor" acrylic painting on 12x24 inches stretched canvas.

Restful Harbor acrylic painting, March 14, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 19, 2017 Sailboat Fan Lamp

It's been over 2 years since I made any stained glass. This time I made another fan lamp: Sailboat and made it sunset/night scene.
I think there are about 26 pieces of glass in this project.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Duck, January 11, 2017

My first painting of the year. Based on the book by Brenda Harris, called Feeling Ducky.

Today, there is about 8-inches of snow. I was working from home but things were so quiet so I was able to paint this.

It's on 14x18 inches of stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Duck, Jan11,17

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nov 20, 2016 Up the Autumn Road Painting

It's been almost 3 months since I painted last time. It was fun.
The painting is called: "Up the Autumn Road" and I followed half way tutorial by Tim Gagnon.
It's on 10x20 inches of stretched canvas, using acrylic paints.

Up the Autumn Road, Nov20,16

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mountain Aspen painting, September 4, 2016

This lesson is based on Tim Gagnon's online lesson called "Mountain Aspen". It's on 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

I finished the lesson but didn't like how my mountain looks at all. Somehow I couldn't see the difference between the sky and the mountain and also there was a rock mountain in front that  didn't show nicely. All looked lost.

Here is the first mountain that I did

Since I wasn't happy with the outcome, I redo my mountains, using different colors and techniques I learned from another painter. Here is the second and final version which I'm really happy with.


It took 8 hours for this painting to finish due to redo the whole mountain, but it was really worth it :) 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28, 2016 Tribal Existence

It's been 3 month since I did any painting. Today I decided to do it and had a great time.
This one is from Jerry Yarnell's online school called Tribal Existence.
It's on 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Tribal Existence, Aug 28,16

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016 Big Ears Acrylic painting

I've learned this painting by watching Jerry Yarnell's online painting class called Big Ears, a Kudu buck.
It's done on 16x20 inch of stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

So much fun to learn this especially how to paint the fur of this beautiful animal.

May15,16 Big Ears

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016 Rocky Mountain High painting

I've decided to join back the Yarnell School online for painting classes for few months. I had to quit for few months due to busy scheduling, but I decided to join back today.

I started this new month with his lesson: Rocky Mountain high on 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Took me almost 6 hours to paint this but it was so much fun and so much that I learned.

Rocky Mountain High, May1,16

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Night Sky Clouds painting, April 10, 2016

I've been wanting to paint a night sky with puffy clouds. Sounds simple but took a lot of layering to paint from dark background to the white. It was fun learning this from Tim Gagnon, one of my favorite painters.

This is done on 11x14 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Apr10,16 Night Sky Clouds

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Weathered Barn, Mar 6, 2016

Decided to paint 'weathered barn' from Jerry Yarnell's lesson on 16x20 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.
I love old and weathered looking barn so this painting was perfect. The challenge I had with this painting was the wagon. It was a learning for me to put the wagon in front of the barn and learned the perspective and angle to make it right.

Weathered barn, Mar6,16

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Queen Anne Cottage painting, January 31, 2016

This is my first painting I've done in 2016. It's on 11x14 inches of canvas board using acrylic paints.
I got this image called Queen Anne cottage from the book called Paint Charming Cottages & Villages.

Took me over 8 hours to paint this as there were so many details, but it was so much fun.

Queen Anne Cottage, Jan31,16

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Winter Hideaway, Dec6,15

I love Winter scene and snow scene. Today I decided to paint according to tutorial by Jerry Yarnell called Winter Hideaway.
This painting is done on 16x20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Happy Winter, everyone!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Early Autumn, Nov 22, 2015

I painted Early Autumn using acrylic paints on 18x24 inches stretched canvas today. I followed Tim Gagnon's tutorial. I love Autumn and barns, so this painting has all of them.

Early Autumn, Nov22,15

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Painted pumpkins, Oct 18, 15

I want to keep my pumpkins longer than after Halloween. So I painted them just like last year. This year, I decided to do minions on them, using acrylic paints and the bottom of pepsi cans.

Here they are. Happy Halloween!!!


Monday, October 12, 2015

Goose Painting, Oct 11, 2015

It's been two months since I finished a painting. It has been busy during preparation for my son's going away to college few weeks ago.
I've started coloring  the background a month ago and finally added the goose yesterday.
This painting is based on Brenda Harris' book. I've used 16x20 inches of stretched canvas with acrylic paints.

Goose, Oct11, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

First Engraving project, Aug 4, 2015

I was given an engraving art set over the weekend and tried it for the first time in my life.
It was fun yet I need to learn more on how to do it as my pressure sometimes a bit too hard and sometimes too light.

Either way, I'll continue to learn and do more fun projects. Here it is the engraving done.
I think it's Elk and it's on 8x10 inches board.

Elk engraving, Aug4,15

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2, 2015 Fire Tree

I'm following this painting tutorial by Tim Gagnon called "Fire tree".
This painting is done on 18x36 inches of stretched canvas using acrylic paints.
This painting reminds me of Southern Oregon beautiful landscape with mountain background and blue-green color.

Fire Tree, Aug2,15

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 5, 2015 Northern Lights

This painting is based on the newest lesson from yarnell Online school called Northern Lights. This is based on state of Alaska. I wish I could see this in person. Maybe someday.

This painting is using 18x24 inches of stretched canvas, with acrylics.

Northern Lights

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015 Blue Heron Painting

Today I decided to paint from one of my favorite painters, Tim Gagnon's lesson.
I love Blue Heron. For Chinese, heron represents strength, purity, patience, and long life. This is my second effort of painting Heron again. I painted the first one from Brenda Harris' book sometime in January this year but wanted to paint a portrait-like this time.

It was so much fun layering colors over and over so many times to make it looks real and soft feather-like.

This is done on 16x20 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Blue Heron painting, June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14, 2015 Wet day to Pray

I followed the "Inspiration of Painting" by Jerry Yarnell's video for this painting. It's called "Wet day to Pray", a beautiful country church with puddles of water on the driveway and although the sky looks overcast, we could see there is a sun ray across.

This painting is done on 16x20 inches of stretched canvas using acrylics.

Wet Day to Pray, June 14, 15

Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 Hawaiian Horizon Painting

I took this painting class done by Vine Gogh. This painting is called Hawaiian Horizon and it's one on 16x20 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

It's been a while since I went to this kind of painting class, probably over a year ago. But it's kind of nice to do something spontaneous once a while, spending Friday night out, painting something pretty.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015 Reminders of the Past painting

This is my third lesson I did on Jerry Yarnell online school.
It's called "Reminders of the Past" on 16x20 inches stretched canvas.
It's using acrylic paints.

I love this lesson because I love old weathered woods and how simple yet serene the background is.

May 31, 2015 Reminders of the Past

May 31, 2015 Oriental Butterfly Cross Stitch

I wanted to learn how to make cross stitch panel. So on May 3rd, 2015, I purchased a very beginner 3inchx3inch owl cross stitch kit.
I also purchased a 10x10 inches "oriental butterfly" kit and decided to make that as a gift. After learning the owl for few days, I decided to abandon that and started the butterfly one.

Took me 18 days to finish this panel and gave this for a birthday gift.
It was fun but such a time-consuming project since I wanted to finish it quickly.

Oriental butterfly cross stitch, May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015 City Nightscape painting

This is my second Yarnell Online school class that I took. It's called Parade of lights, but to me it's just a city nightscape.

I really love painting this because I was able to create so many details and shaped of each buildings that I want. kind of creating my own "city".

This painting is done on 15x30 inches stretched cotton canvas and using acrylic paints.

City Nightscape, May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9, 2015 Multnomah Falls painting

Ever since I started painting a year ago, I wanted to paint multnomah falls, the beautiful falls in Oregon.
I then looked at the classes around but none was pretty enough for my taste.

Then I joined Yarnell Online school and finally painted this with a help of google image for reference also. I learned a lot, including how to make my painting looks misty and water splatting using toothbrush.

This is done on 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

May 9, 15 Multnomah Falls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 Minions painting

I love minions from Despicable Movies. They make me smile.
So, I decided to paint them. Not really my type of painting, but still refreshing and fun thing to do.
This painting is on 12x24 inches of stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Now, what I need to do is waiting for the Minions movie in July and find out their names.

April 21, 2015 Minions

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cardinal Painting, April 12, 2015

Painted this cardinal bird yesterday. This is based on lesson by Tim Gagnon.
It's painted on 18x18 inch of stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

I love birds and love painting them. I plan to paint a lot of different varieties of birds.

cardinal painting, Apr12,15

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Mountain painting, April 5, 2015

I painted this Spring Mountain (Four Seasons-Spring on Yarnell original title) using 16x20 inch stretched canvas with acrylic paints.

I specifically painted this so I can donate this for youth church auction that happens annually in May. I'm not sure the date for the event but I like to do it early so I am ready whenever the event is posted.

Spring Mountain, Apr 5, 2015