Autumn

It is finally the fall. The weather might not be cool yet, but definitely it is here. I found these pretty pumpkins at the grocery store yesterday, and could not refuse to take home with me. They are so pretty, much prettier than the orange ones….. well… they are also nice too! Actually I might get them …… I love the autumn.

Acrylic on Watercolor Board  9″ x 5″

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Old family photographs

I was scanning our old family photographs a few days ago. Some people I know, some I don’t. There are so many of them and a quite few are over 100 years old. My goodness, will somebody look at me in a photograph 100 years later and wonder who I am? Anyway, I painted some of them and thought about those known and unknown people. When I was looking those images very carefully, very strange feeling stared in my mind. I almost could hear what they were talking about and see the way they were getting ready to be taken their images. I really thought that I heard the conversation between them and a photographer as well as the background sounds. If people can travel the time, this is the closest thing I can experienced.

Acrylic on watercolor board  8″ x 7 3/4″

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Stripes

Whenever I do not know what to paint next, I have a tendency of taking out my fabrics with stripes. Especially blue one! Probably because I learned how to use colors and edges through striped material when I was a college student. You do not worry about anything but just follow the formula and before you know it, a painting is done. This magical feeling is what I am looking for .. I guess. I really do not know what to paint! I need to have some visual excitement!

Acrylic on watercolor board  7″ x 8″

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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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