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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...


2nd painting at OAL

I just finished my 2nd painting from Ohio Art League Thursday night open figure painting sessions. I worked on this piece over the past 4 weeks and I am pretty happy with the result. I had fun working with my fellow artists this summer.

Photo by Nathaniel Underwood.

Week 1

Week 3

Week 4. Finished.

Detail of the painting.


Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

I submitted my drawing "Bronzini" to this year's Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition and it was accepted. The drawing won 2 awards: Ohio Arts Council Award and Manifest Creative Research Gallery Award. And on top of that, it was sold on the opening day of the show! Very pleased!


Vanitas 11 finished!

Well, finally it's done. I am happy about the way this piece looks. I did not need to do any compositing of multiple photos for the best composition like I had done for several other drawings. This is pretty much how the image was captured in camera. The only artistic liberty I used were streaky texture of the background to the right and the intentional flatness of the hair. I feel those little manipulations added an interesting play to the perception of space and increased an emotional impact.


Vanitas 11 update (07-25-2017)

The hair and the top 1/2 of the fabric have been rendered. Now I can do the rest of the fabric, make some minor adjustments and this piece will be done.

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