Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2nd Dragonfly painting (with Lotus), July 30, 2014

I didn't like how my first dragonfly painting looked like because it looked like a common blue insect from the angle of his body.

So, I decided to paint another one that looks like real dragonfly reaching a lotus flower.

I used acrylic paints on 9x12 inches canvas panel.

Dragonfly and Lotus Flower, July 30, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 Dragonfly Painting

I tried to paint dragonfly, which is one of the painting class offered. I was interested in taking the class, but it's too far for me. So I decided to save the money and tried it myself. It was kind of challenging mixing colors but turned out ok.

I used black, white, yellow, burnt sienna (brown) acrylic paints for this painting and use 9x12 inches canvas panel.

July 26, 2014 Dragonfly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 "Mystic Cherry Blossom" painting class

I took the second Paint Nite class this week. I didn't plan to have 2 classes in a week, but I fell in love with this painting from beginning and it was sold out too quickly after I hesitated. Then one day, the class became available again for 2 more spots (someone probably cancelled), so I registered the class right away.
I'm so glad I took this week classes despite how tired I am after long day of work. Somehow, taking the classes refreshed me.

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

Paint Nite Mystic Cherry blossom, Jul 23, 14
Jul 23, 2014 Mystic Cherry blossom painting

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Paint Nite painting class: Bird's Nest

I took second class from Paint Nite tonight after work with my friend, Lisa.
We learned moderately difficult painting technique with "Bird's Nest" painting.
It was fun and educational although making eggs were much more difficult than it looks.
But, we were able to finish the painting in 2.5 hrs.

We used black, white, blue, red and yellow acrylic paints for this.

Paint Nite with Lisa, July 21, 14

My Bird's Nest painting, July 21, 2014
I didn't like how my background looks. I didn't have time to soften the whole background in the class.
So today, I made the streaky yellow on the background disappeared, soften the red on the flower petals and added few more flowers. That way the painting's focus is at the nest instead of distraction of flower petals color.

"Edited" bird's nest painting, July 22, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20, 14 Koi Fish

I painted something different today, Koi Fish. I grew up with having koi fish at the indoor-outdoor pool.
When I saw this painting, it reminds me of koi fish pond back home.
I used black, white, red, yellow, and green acrylic paints for this on 9x12 inches canvas panel.

Jul 20, 2014 Koi fish

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014 Cats Sunset painting with friend together

My friend and I wanted to do painting together ever since we went to painting class a couple of months ago.
She's been wanting to paint "Dogs gaze". So we did that except I changed mine into cats, since I love cats.
We used red, white, yellow, and black acrylic paints for this one.
We had great time and here are our paintings.

Jul 19, 2014 Cats sunset that I made

Jul 19, 2014 dogs and cats sunset with friend (she did the dogs)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 Sunset Safari Painting

I can't stop painting!! I enjoy it so much I couldn't wait to get home from work to start painting.
Tonight I painted Safari Sunset with elephant on it. The challenge was making the elephant's tails and trunk because I don't have teeny tiny brush to do that. But, it worked fine and at least it ended looking like an elephant.

I used combination of red, yellow, brown and black for this painting on 9x12 canvas panel.

7.17.14 Sfari Sunset

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 Cherry Blossom Moon painting

I decided to make another acrylic painting called Cherry Blossom Moon using 9x12 inches of canvas panel, red, white, black and brown paints to make them. I had great time especially making the cherry blossom petals. Love the silhouette effect and night sky.

July 15,14 cherry blossom moon

Monday, July 14, 2014

7.14.14 First Painting at Home (Love birds)

After taking 5 very fun painting classes, I decided to take a leap of faith and try it myself at home.
I bought a cheap kit with few basic acrylic paints, brushes, desk easel, and canvas panels (canvas on a cardboard). It took me over a week to get rid of my fear.
Today, I did it and painted Love Birds. I saw the picture online and thought I could do it because it's simple enough. I added leaves and snow to make it little bit of "me" instead of just dark branches.

I am happy with the result and most importantly I'm happy because I took a leap and tried something new.

7.14.14 Love birds painting

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 Song of the Nightingale Painting

I took another Painting Class. This time from a place called Vine Gogh.
I had a great time as usual with "all ladies" there and sweet older lady next to me, who brought me crackers because I was too serious with my painting..  :)

The painting is called "Song of the Nightingale", kind of oriental-theme.
It was a little bit challenging but that's the reason I'm taking painting classes, to learn all technique of painting as much as I can.

Here it is:
Song of the Nightingale, Jul 3, 2014