Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cranes Paint by Number, Dec 13, 2014

I finished doing Paint by Numbers "Cranes" that I started in October. Took me 55 days to finish this because I was doing other painting and craft projects.
It's such a beautiful paintings with 34 colors.

Cranes PBN, Dec13,14

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Painting Christmas "Cards" 2014

As always just like the last few years I've done, I make my own Christmas gifts for people. I like to give from my hard work instead of store-bought items.

This year, I decided to paint my own Christmas "cards" on 9x12 inches canvas panels using acrylic paints.

Here they are:
All 8 cards
For Dick and Kaye

For the Casciatos
For Alexa
For Emi and Jin
For Atsuko
For Denny and Nancy

For Derrill
For Mr. and Mrs. Fujii

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014 "Homestead" painting for my parents' Christmas present

I made "Homestead" painting following my favorite painter, Jerry Yarnell, as my Christmas gift for my parents. It's on 9x12 stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

I hope they like it

Homestead for my parents' Christmas gift

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Eagle Nest Lake painting, November 28, 2014

I spent my thanksgiving away to South Oregon, my favorite place for vacation.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, it was raining so I spent a day inside my cabin painted "Eagle Nest Lake", following tutorial from Jerry Yarnell.

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

11.28.14 Eagle Nest Lake

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter's Surprise Painting, November 16, 2014

I painted this "Winter's Surprise" from OPB's Jerry Yarnell's class.
I used Acrylic Paints as usual on a 16x20 stretched canvas.
It was really fun painting this, remind me of South Oregon, the place that I love very much.

Winter's Surprise, Nov16,14

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Forest Fall Painting, Nov 8, 2014

I painted this scene (kind of Oregon-like scene) based on Tim Gagnon's tutorial.
It's on 11x14 inches stretched cotton canvas using acrylic paints.

I didn't exactly follow the tutorial at the end and added things here and there, but it really was fun painting this. I want to give this painting as a gift for someone who hopefully will be reminded of living in Oregon.

Fall Forest, Nov 8, 14

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 4, 2014 Winter Barn oil painting

I tried painting Winter Barn using oil paints for the first time today and followed one of the Bob Ross' video.
To be honest, I didn't like it at all. It's stinky, so hard to blend, so hard to clean the brushes and my hands and too wet.
I am glad I tried, but I think I'll stick back to my acrylic paints from now on.

Here is my Winter Barn oil painting. I used 16x20 inches canvas with oval shaped in the middle. Paints used: titanium white, mars black, prussian blue, van dyke brown and bright red.

Nov4,14 Winter barn oil paint

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014 Giraffe Painting

I painted this Giraffe based on the dvd of Jerry Yarnell's inspiration of painting. It's my first closed-up animal painting and it was challenging, especially making the face and all the fur.
Although I'm more into landscape paintings, I want to learn so many other techniques so someday I can paint everything.

I paint this on 16x20 inches canvas using acrylic paints: gesso, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, hooker's green, ultramarine blue, diox. purple.

Oct28,2014 Giraffe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Maple Valley Painting, October 21, 2014

I painted Maple Valley following teaching of Jerry Yarnell.
It took me 4.5 hours to finish this painting and I really like how it turns out.
This one is done on 16x20 inches stretched canvas and using 9 colors: cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cadmium red, hooker's green, ultramarine blue, diox. purple, burnt sienna, thalo green yellow and gesso for white.

Maple valley painting, Oct 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Country Villa Paint by Numbers, Oct 17, 2014

I started doing new paint by numbers called Country Villa 11 days ago. It measures 16x20 inches canvas with 20 colors. It was fun and fast project. Not really my style in colors, because I like a little bit softer colors, but I do like the end result.

Country Villa PBN, Oct 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Winter Doe painting, Oct 14, 2014

I've been wanting to paint animals for the longest time but had no courage to do it.
I purchased a book by Wilson Bickford and last night I tried it for the first time painting Winter Doe.
It was fun following step by step in the book, using only 5 colors: titanium white, burnt sienna, red cadmium medium, yellow cadmium light and ultramarine blue.

This is painted on 12x16 inches canvas panel.

Winter Doe, Oct14,14

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014 Red Old Barn painting

I painted this red old barn following Tim Gagnon, a painter I like.
This one is painted on 11x14 canvas panel, using black, red cadm medium, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna, titanium white, terre verde.

I love barns and farms and everything about it!!

red old barn, oct10,14

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fox Paint by Numbers, Oct 7, 2014

I finished another Paint by Number project. This one measures 16x20 and called Sunlit Fox, by Dimensions. I started this PBN on Sept 15, 2014, so since I also painted other things, I didn't always paint this. So, it takes me about 3 weeks to finish.

Fox PBN, Oct7,14

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn Scene painting, Oct 5, 2014

I painted another one of Jerry Yarnell's lesson. I love the way he combines colors. So serene.
I painted this on 16x20 inches canvas using acrylic paints. It took almost 6 hours to finish this because there were so many details added to make things a lot more interesting.

Happy Fall!!!

Oct 5, 2014 Autumn Scene

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Painting a pumpkin, Oct 5, 2014

We went to a small farm on Sunday, the 14th and they had a harvest festival there.
So many people went and did pumpkin patch. We just picked a white big pumpkin instead.

Since I don't like Halloween nor celebrate it, I decided to paint the pumpkin with regular scenes.
Made 4 different scenes from it : lake, mountain, autumn trees and sea with dolphin.
So much fun painting these although it took a longer time for the paint to dry.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sept 29, 2014 Cabin by the Lake painting

I learned this painting from my favorite painter, Jerry Yarnell. This painting took about 6 hrs for me to paint but by far is my favorite painting so far.
I love how the colors work together.

This painting is on 16x20 inches canvas. I used acrylic paints: gesso white, cadm yellow light, cadm orange, cadm red light, burnt amber, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, diox purple, crimson and thalo yellow green.

9.29.14 Cabin by the Lake painting

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sept 28, 2014 Pumpkin Beads

After taking a break for a couple of months from lampworking (too hot in the house), I torched yesterday. I made 2 pumpkin beads because Fall is here :)

Pumpkin Beads, Sept28,14

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 Sunset Lighthouse Painting

Tomorrow is my brother's Birthday. He loves and decorates his house with sea-theme, including lighthouse he and his wife purchase on their trips. I'm more of a mountain and forest girl, but today I painted Sunset Lighthouse theme to "celebrate" his birthday.

I painted this on 11x.14 inches canvas panel. I was using the paints from Americana acrylic paints: red, white, yellow, blue, green and black.

Sept 27, 14 sunset lighthouse painting

Landscape Painting, Sept 19, 2014

I painted this landscape painting for my friend's birthday next week.
I followed online tutorial to paint this and I hope she likes it.
This painting uses 13 acrylic paints : titanium white, yellow ochre, naples yellow, phtallo blue, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, cadmium orange, sap green, deep forest green,  I used 9x12 stretched canvas.

Landscape painting, Sept 19, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 Forest in the Fall painting

I saw a tutorial painting by Ben Saber at youtube and he  made it look sooo easy. So I decided to try it myself. Since I used sta-wet palette, I was able to paint just few minutes a day and closed it up and my paints didn't dry out.
Anyways, the end result of this painting is not even close to the painting done by Ben Saber, but I did the best I could as a novice.

This painting is done on 16x20 stretched canvas. The acrylic colors I used: ivory black, titanium white, diox. purple dark, diox. purple light, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, cadmium orange, burnt umber, cobalt blue, phtalo blue, magenta and payne's grey.

Forest in the Fall, September 25, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sept 21, 2014 "Evening Flight" painting

I bought a used painting book by Jerry Yarnell. Since I love sunsets, I chose to paint "Evening Flight". The book has a lot more brighter and vivid colors, but I like a bit more subtle colors.
Also, the book has a lot of geese flying through. I was too afraid, so I painted 2 geese instead.
Oh, and I added a house to compromise all the other geese.

I used 16x20 inches stretched canvas. The paints are acrylic: titanium white, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, hooker green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, purple and yellow green.

9.21.14 "Evening Flight"

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sept 14, 2014 Big Blue Mountain Painting

This is my second lesson I took online from Tim Gagnon. It's called Big Blue Mountain and I used 18x36 inches. I used acrylic paints: yellow cadmium medium, Yellow ochre, Cobat blue, Cerulean blue, Burnt umber, cadmium red, white, terre verte and ultramarine blue.
The lesson was about 1.5 hours but it took me 5 hours to finish this painting.

Sept 14, 14 Big Blue Mountain

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sept 14, 2014 Dragon and Phoenix Paint by Numbers

I started this huge Dragon and Phoenix Paint by Number from Taiwan 9 days ago.
It measures 16x47 inches (40x120cm).
This is soo beautiful and I'm glad I picked this one to paint on.
This PBN came with unstretched canvas, 14 paints and 3 brushes.

Dragon and Phoenix PBN, Sept14,14

Dragon and Phoenix PBN, Sept 14,14

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sept 10, 2014 Warm Sunsets painting

I'm in the middle of painting another paint by numbers big project which I bought from China.
It's been 5 days painting that and I wanted to take a little break to paint something else.
So, I decided to follow online painting by Tim Gagnon called Warm Sunsets.
I love sunsets, so this painting really looks relaxing to me.

I painted this on 11x14 inches stretched canvas, using Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Black and White acrylic paints.

Sept 10, 14 Warm sunsets

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sept 3, 2014 Paint by Numbers Adirondack Evening

This is my third paint by number project by Dimensions. I love this one because it makes me feel so peaceful and want to just sit and relax at the end of the day.
This one has 40 colors and measured 14x20 inches. I took my time painting this, more than the first 2. It took me 13 days to finish this.

9.3.14 PBN Adirondack Evening

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27,14 Bamboo Mountain Painting class

I went to the last painting class this Summer at Vine Gogh in Sellwood. When I saw that they are teaching the Asian theme "Bamboo Mountain", I got really excited and became the first to register and that was 3 weeks ago. Finally, tonight I went to the class and enjoyed it so much.

Here is the result of the class. It's on stretched canvas 16x20 inches.

8.27.14 Bamboo Mountain painting class

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014 Paint by Numbers Bluebirds

As soon as I finished my first PBN Japanese Garden, I got a bad flu. I stayed home during weekend and also took Monday and Tuesday off from work to get better. I started my second PBN on Aug 16, right after I finished my PBN Japanese Garden and I finished this in 3 days (4 days including the 16th).

The result is so beautiful. I'm so glad I chose this one.

Day 1, Aug 16

Day 2, Aug 17

Day 3, Aug 18

Day 4, Aug 19. Final Bluebirds

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Paint By Number: Japanese Garden, Aug 16,14

I accidentally found out about "Paint by Numbers" when I was searching for acrylic paints online.
I have never heard of PBN before and was very curious of it. It sounded like what I love to do, tedious projects so I decided to buy and give it a try. The one I got is called "Japanese Garden".
This PBN measures 16x20" and the kit includes the art board with printed numbers and alphabets, an instruction pamphlet, a brush and small jars of paints. We also have to do a lot of mixing with these paints. A lot of people don't like mixing them but I don't mind it.

I started this on August 10, 2014 and immediately hooked on it. I diligently painted every night for a couple of hours and even when I had even half an hour in the mornings.
I finished this project on August  16 ,2014 ( 6  days).

Here are the photos of my first PBN journey:

Day 1, Aug10,14

Day 5, Aug 15,14
Final, Day 6, Aug 16,14

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 7, 14 Paint Nite : Tropical Sunset Painting

I took another painting class from Paint Nite again tonight and painted "Tropical Sunset" painting.
I wanted to learn how to blend soft colors together and make it a beautiful sunset colors.
Plus I wanted to do palm trees and ofcourse because I love silhouette painting.

This painting uses black, white,  yellow, red and blue acrylic paints on 16x20 inches canvas.

Small Fry Tapestry, August 7, 2014

I found this pattern last year, designed by my favorite bead pattern designer, Sigrid Wynne-Evans and fell in love with this tapestry. I love animals, especially wild animals and this tapestry consists of a fawn and two bear cubs as friends.

I started this tapestry on March 3, 2014 and finished on August 7,2014  (a bit over 5 months).
It consists of 48 colors using Delica 11/0 beads, total of  32, 526 beads with Peyote stitch.
It measures 11.7 x 9.3 inches (30 x 23.6 cm).

Small Fry Tapestry, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Aug 2, 2014 Sunset Horse Painting

I went to South Oregon again for the 2nd time this Summer. It was a great feeling being in the farm and saw many beautiful animals. On the second day, I painted "Sunset Horse", which was modeled by a horse there named Angel. I miss being there again and can't wait until the end of August to be there.

This is acrylic painting on 9x12 inches canvas panel. I used black, white and cobalt blue colors.

Sunset Horse painting, Aug2,14