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Saturday
Nov042017

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery fundraiser 2017

I was a part of this year's Fresh A.I.R. Gallery fundraiser at Columbus Museum of Art on 11-3-2017. Seven of us painters did a live painting demo on stage in the auditorium. Our model impersonated Andy Wahol and he was in the character all the while he was posing for us, holding a camera and talking about shoes and such... Here are a few snapshots from this event.

Friday
Oct272017

CCAD Alumni Excellence Award project

This summer I was asked by the Institutional Advancement team at Columbus College of Art & Design if I was interested in producing 4 prints that were going to be given to this year's CCAD Alumni Excellence Awards recipients. I felt honored to be a part of this project. I decided to use the big ART sign on campus as my subject for all 4 images. These are all salt prints on Arches watercolor paper.

This is print #1. 

Print #2.

Print #3.

Print #4.

 

Saturday
Oct142017

Vanitas 12 started (10-14-2017)

I started a new piece: Vanitas 12 a few days ago. This is going to be another graphite drawing on Bristol board. The subject is my model McLane and an empty shell of cicada. I collected a dozen cicada shells back in Japan this summer. They were generally larger than their American counterparts and their color is darker and really shiny. Very beautiful, so I decided to use them for my art work. I collaged 3 different images together in Photoshop to create this composition. So far I've finished general shading with H pencils and am ready to move on to darker leads.

Wednesday
Sep132017

Ohio Arts Council News

Here is a screen capture of Ohio Arts Council News on this year's State Fair Awards.

Monday
Aug212017

Japanese painter Ryohei Koiso (小磯良平 1903~1988)

Ryohei Koiso is my all time favorite Japanese painter. The brush works, use of colors, compositions, and psychological environments he creates are as exquisite as those of Vermeer's in my opinion. I dream about being able to produce art as fine as his one day...