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