Sunday, March 21

"Nesting" My 1st Oil Experimentation

"Nesting" Oil on Canvas 3/2010

Introducing my first impasto oil painting! "Nesting" is my first true attempt in using oil paints.

This canvas is 20"x16" with oil paint continuing onto the sides to complete the piece.

Oil paint has been applied very thick using brushes and palette knives.
I hope you like my first true oil painting - I plan to do much more in this creative medium!
(Currently in the drying stage and may take up to a month due to the thickness. Will be for sale in the future)

Peek inside my Studio!

Here is a quick peek into some of my art found hanging on the walls in my studio. It is a collection of small 8x8 pieces I did this past winter (12/2009). They are apart of my private collection and are displayed together on this wall. There are pieces from my "Urban Development" series, "Colorblind" series and "Attention to the Sky" series. Enjoy!

Here are some pieces from my "Urban Development" series

And here are some of my silkscreens that I made to create my original screen print collections

Thursday, March 18

"The Cherry Blossom" A painterly history lesson!

The Cherry Blossom has become very popular in recent years. Its beauty is unmistakable and it's long history of life on our plant is vast yet some spark has brought it's brilliance here to America and now it is being incorporate in many new trends and home decor.

This 3 panel triptych painting collection of mine is inspired by the popular Cherry Blossom Tree and provides a sense of calmness, beauty and simplicity. I thought I would provide a little bit of history about this lovely tree as I show some more images of my Customizable Collection.

The Cherry Blossom is a tree that calls home to Asian. Most popular in Japan, Korea and China. In Asia it is known as "Sakura" or Japanese Flowering Tree. Though the name may be misleading it doesn't actually bare fruit. Yet it does bloom beautiful and fanciful assorted pink blossoms. 

The "Sakura" is a cherished tree in Asia for obvious reasons (it's beauty). A celebration is held every year and families and friends attend the festivals and take in the beauty of the blush blooms and serenity the trees evoke. If you have ever seen a vast area of cherry blossoms together while in bloom you know what I mean!

So that is just a bit of "Art History" regarding my "Cherry Blossom" collection and some history behind this natural wonder. I offer these paintings on commissioned basis and offer to create them in customized colors for my buyers. You can find them for sale by visiting my etsy gallery: