Tree Park

I painted so many images of the tree park where I take a walk just about everyday. The light and shadow change the appearance of the passage ways quite dramatically. Last time when I encountered the beautiful play of the light and shadow, I run back to my home and pick up my camera to capture the wonder of the nature.  But when I went back to the location, all are gone. Wow! I missed it! This is another image which I was lucky enough to capture and be able to recreate.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board   14.5″ x 6″

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A cup of tea

I brought back the good tea from Japan. We can buy almost anything here, but finding a good tea is next to impossible. I am enjoying a cup of my wonderful tea right now and posting this. I spend nice and quiet time this afternoon.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board   6″ x 5.5″

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Toy

We went to the Artists and Craftsman art store a couple weeks ago. This store always carry not only the art stuff but fun toys. I found this cute monkey. It also makes funny noise. I love it.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board  6.5″ x 4.5″

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Summer

I feel that this summer is hotter than last year. I am sure that I say the same thing every year, but it is hot here in SC. So I took out old Japanese cut-glass ware for summer use and planed to drink cold sake for evening enjoyment. But it’s transparent blue is so beautiful that I painted the set. My husband made me the white Russian instead. It worked, too!

I have not painted much these days. Now I am ready to start again. It will be fun.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board  7″ x 6.3″

 

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John’s marbles but actually nothing to do with them

I came back from Japan a few days ago. It was a short stay just to see my mother. When I wake up this morning I was not sure where I was. It could have been Pennsylvania, Illinois, or as the matter of fact London or Paris. I realized that I have been doing a traveler business for such a long time. Even though I lived in Charleston, SC for over 25 years, I do not feel like I settle down here yet. It is very strange feeling.

Now I am looking at my childhood photograph which I brought back with me, all memories suddenly came back and brought me back to the past. Time flies so fast. I thought that I was seventeen yesterday.

Acrylic on Watercolor board  3″ x 9 1/4″

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Simple life

Sometimes I feel Zen spirit and like to throw away all my possessions. Just the minimum objects to keep me going. How wonderful and simple my life will be.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board  6″ x 6″

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Castle Guard

Found these two antique toy soldiers in a local antique shop. My husband talked me into buying them. I have to admit, they look great guarding my beautiful bottles. On Guard, guys!!!

Acrylic on Watercolor Board  6.5″ x 6.5″

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