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November 2, 2018

 Change of weather, turbulent and chaotic times affected my art making in the way that resulting short break from painting.

 Once I got back on painting, I realized my urge to create is greater than uncertainty and was able to find my center and calm in the act of art m...

July 29, 2018

 As a painter, I tend to focus more on the visual aspect of the nature where I get most of my inspirations for my paintings.

Going though the forest of the Rockies reminded me of how important it is to explore other senses when I'm in nature.

I vividly remember the smell...

June 25, 2018

While back, I witnessed this quiet sunset, partially covered with clouds with subtle colors against some dark shadows of the mountains.  It was a very moody sunset and I very much enjoyed it.

Here is my interpretation of that moment put on the paper. I did thi...

February 27, 2018

We've been having some winter rain and cold snap here in Arizona.  Although I'm not fond of cold weather, I do appreciate the different senses I can experience which I can interpret to my paintings.

Here is a series of paintings I've been working on based on the Wi...

January 11, 2018

I usually don't paint flowers, in fact I never painted them before. 

But this image of rose bushes on the side of the truck stop has been lingering in my mind for sometime now.

So here it is, new year, new challenges.

December 30, 2017

I've been enjoying colors emerging from crisp winter morning.  

December 9, 2017

 I enjoy road trips, even short trips give me opportunities to see different sceneries.  But when I'm on a schedule, it becomes different experience.  It is linear, images pass by, and it's all about gaining distance.

This is my interpretation of such exp...

November 25, 2017

 I was watching a spectacular sunset the other day, beautiful colors and a lot of movements.  As it was happening, I happened to look across the opposite direction and there it was, calm misty pink and purple blending into a night sky. It was subtle and powerful at the...

November 19, 2017

 These two paintings are created based on the theme "Morning".

I have been studying and observing colors and lights in the early mornings.  Orange glow created by lights hitting the Catalina mountains, shimmering lights coming through leaves and branches of mesquit...

November 5, 2017

 Seeing the landscape of the southwest from a different perspective, in this case from the airplane, is fascinating.  You can witness the geological history as it is not covered by a thick forest.

  This painting, I had the paper flat on the floor, and le...

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