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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 5, 2015 Bamboo Stained Glass Panel

Happy Easter!!!

I've started this Bamboo stained glass panel back in May 2015 or at least I planned it. But I kind of slow down on making it and focused on painting instead. Slowly, I moved forward and finally I finished this Bamboo panel today.
This has about 98 pieces of glass and the size is 11x14 inches.

bamboo stained glass panel, Apr 5, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Old Barn at Sunset painting, March 29, 2015

I love Sunset and I love old barn and buildings. This painting is an online painting tutorial that I followed through by Tim Gagnon. I love learning how to paint sunset clouds just like the ones I saw in Southern Oregon.

This is done on 18x18 inches stretched canvas, using acrylic paints : mars black, cadmium yellow medium, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, titanium white, alizarin crimson, sap green and raw umber.

Old barn at Sunset painting, March 29, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chickadees Painting, Mar24,15

I painted this chickadee birds on 16x20 inch stretched canvas but using the 11x14 inches frame. I learned from Brenda Harris packet to paint this, using acrylic paints.

3.24.15 Chickadee painting

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dancing Dolphins Painting, March 15, 2015

I painted this "Dancing Dolphins" based on the book by Brenda Harris, one of the painter artist that I like. I was too nervous making the sea waves, so I delayed painting this for a couple of weeks.

Finally, I painted this on 16x20 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Dancing Dolphins, Mar15,15

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mar 10, 2015 Painting a chickadee bird on a piece of wood

My church had a project that encourages members to make something with a piece of wood. I brought home one and painted a small chickadee bird on it using acrylic paints.

Here it is..

Paint chickadee bird on a wood, Mar10,15

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8, 2015 Desert Sunset Painting

I love Cactuses and I love silhouette painting. This one is called Desert Sunset, from Jerry Yarnell video that I have. I love all the sunset colors.
This is done on 18x24 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Mar 8, 2015 Desert Sunset

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 Covered Bridge painting

I've always loved Covered bridges. They just so beautiful and old and so much character. I just wish they keep building them.

I paint this following Jerry Yarnell class on OPB. This painting is using 12x24 inches of canvas with acrylic paints.

Mar 1, 2015 Standing Tall

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Feb 22, 2015 Cascading Water painting

I am following this intermediate class of Jerry Yarnell. It's an almost 3 hrs lesson but took me almost 8 hours to finish this painting. I didn't like the brown rocks painted on the lesson and changed it to grey-ish moss rocks instead.

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

Cascading water painting

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Reminders of the Past, Feb 15, 2015

It took me a while to gather my courage to paint this old style Victorian house that is abandoned. This painting is called "Reminders of the past", lesson on TV by Jerry yarnell. It's a more intermediate lesson and I wasn't sure I could do it.
But, slowly following his lesson, I was able to finish.

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

Feb 15, 2015 Reminders of the Past

Friday, February 13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015 Deer Latch Hook Rug

I purchased this latch hook kit back on January 7, 2015 because it reminded me what I used to make when I was growing up. This one has 15 colors and I love deer and mountain behind it, so I decided to re-learn and made this.

It took me 5 weeks to make this and it turns out beautiful.
The size is 20x27 inches.

Feb 13, 2015 Deer Hook Latch Rug

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Raccoon, Feb 8, 2015

I fell in love with this raccoon picture from Brenda Harris' book and one of the reason I got the book. But took me a while to get out of my comfort zone and painted this. Finally, I decided to do it. I started sketching yesterday and painted the background and finally finished it today.

This Raccoon is painted on 16x20 canvas panel using acrylic paints.

Raccoon, Feb8,15

Raccoon painting and photo together, Feb8,15

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feb 3, 2015 Hummingbird painting

I've always love birds and hummingbird is just amazing. I even have hummingbird feeders. Somehow few years back, there were a lot of them coming to my backyard, but now they came fewer and fewer.

Anyways, this is my second time painting hummingbird. The first one was at painting class. This one was based on Jerry yarnell's lesson.

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

Feb 3, 15 Hummingbird

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Grist Mill painting, February 1, 2015

I've always loved the grist mill buildings. Something about the water wheel around the building and the history of it is very interesting.

Maybe someday I can see working grist mill, grinding grain into flour in person, if such place still exists.

Anyway, I paint this based on the book by Brenda Harris. I painted this on 12x16 inches canvas panel, using acrylic paints.

Grist Mill painting, Feb1,15

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25, 2015 Great Heron Painting

This is my first painting following Brenda Harris' book. It's a painting of Great Heron. I love the colors and how peaceful this painting looks so I decided to learn it. It was really fun although tedious with the feather, but it's so beautiful.

This painting is on 16x20 canvas panel using acrylic paints.

Great Heron, Jan 25,15

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chinese Bridge, January 22, 2015

Inspired by the painting book by Dorothy Dent, I painted this and made the regular bridge into Chinese red bridge. I painted this on 12x16 inches canvas panel using acrylic paints, mostly DecoArt Americana paints.

I'm not really happy with this painting but don't know why. Maybe because I like to paint in more muted, pastel colors and somehow this painting uses a lot of bold main colors.

Chinese Bridge/Garden

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 18, 2015 Pheasant in the Rough painting

I've recorded my favorite painter on TV, Jerry Yarnell.
Today I've tried it and it's called "Pheasant in the Rough". It's on 16x20 inches stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

It was a challenge to do this painting but I learned a lot. I love painting old cabin and snow scene, so this one is perfect.

Jan 18, 15 Pheasant in the Rough

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jan 11, 2015 Blue "Cape Cod" style house

I purchase a painting tutorial book called "cottages and villages" a month ago.
Finally I decided to try it today. It's a great project to do while it's grey and cold outside.

I used 11x14 canvas board with acrylic paints. Surprisingly, this one has a lot more details than I anticipated and took me 7.5 hours to finish.
Surely pretty though and worth every minutes.

Blue cape cod house

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Biloxi Shrimper, Jan 4, 2015

I did "paint along with Jerry Yarnell" on TV today. It's a great fun thing to do while outside is windy and rainy. Took me 5 hours to finish this painting using 12x24 inches of stretched canvas.

As usual, I used acrylic paints (14 colors).

Biloxi shrimper, Jan4,15

Mt. Hood Painting, Jan 4, 2015

This is my first painting in 2015. My Dad asked me to paint Mt. Hood based on the photo we took last Summer when we visited it.
I painted this on 9x12 inches of stretched canvas, using Acrylic paints.

Here is the original photo of Mt. Hood which my painting based on:

And here is my painting:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dec 23,14 Winter Mountain

I painted this "Winter Mountain" for Christmas gift. I used Tim Gagnon's technique on 11x14 stretched canvas and acrylic paints.

I hope it'll bring happiness and smile to whomever receiving this.

Winter Mountain, Dec 23, 14

Basic Mountain painting for my friend's Mom's birthday

I finished painting this "Basic Mountain" following tutorial of my favorite painter, Jerry Yarnell, on Sunday, Dec 7, 2014. My parents were coming to visit us for Christmas, and her birthday is right after New year's so I started and finished it early so I can do it in no hurry.

Here it is on 9x12 stretched canvas using acrylic paints.

Happy Birthday!!!

Basic Mountain for Birthday gift

Dec 26, 2014 Winter Shed

This is my last painting in 2014. It's called Winter Shed and I followed tutorial from Tim Gagnon. This painting is on 11x14 inches stretched canvas. I use acrylic paints. I can't wait for more painting experiences in 2015 and lots more learning to do.

Winter Shed, Dec 26, 14