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