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Entries in figurative art (6)


Vanitas 19

I just finished a new drawing Vanitas 19 today. This was a little tricky to do because this paper had so much roughness to the surface texture which I did not realize until a half way into the drawing. Somehow I managed to keep it under control though. This was a small drawing and took me just a week to complete. Nice change of pace before I move onto my next large piece...


Figuratively Speaking show

Here is the poster of an upcoming show I am part of. "Figuratively Speaking" at Pennington Custom Art Services gallery, Columbus, OH. I have 2 VanDyke Brown prints in this show. Looking forward to the opening. 



Mansfield Art Center 74th Annual May Show

Recently I received good news that my 4 pastel paintings from Vanitas series were accepted into the 74th Annual May Show at Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield Ohio. And one of the pieces "Vanitas 14" won the best of show. It was totally unexpected and was a really nice surprise!


Museu Europeu d'Art Modern

In March when we were in Barcelona Spain, I had a chance to visit Museu Europeu d'Art Modern. It is a museum dedicated to realism arts mainly figure/portrait paintings and sculpture. I really enjoyed my experience there. Here are some snapshots.

Alejandro Marco Montalvo

Chao Ma

David Kasaan

Dino Valls

Eloy Morales Ramiro

Felipe Alonso

Jesus Ma Saez de Vicuna

Juan Bautista Nieto

Luciano Ventrone

Luis Alvarez Roure

Richard Chiang

Richard Harper


Vanitas drawing finished

I finished my first Vanitas drawing. The time I spent on this piece was approximately 150 hours just for drawing alone and I think it shows in the piece. It is not perfect and there is still room for improvement but I feel I did my best with my current ability and did not cut the corners. I like how the zig-zag pattern created by the torso, the arm and the stem of the flower guides your eyes through the composition from the top to the bottom. I am pleased with the overall look and the feel of the piece. I am ready to move onto the next one.