Author Archives: Setsuko

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Piccolo Spoleto Show was over. 17 days of Southern sun and rain storms were tough, but this show is always good for me. I was surrounded with wonderful friends and good people. I also received “the Best of Show”. What … Continue reading

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Composition

I know this image has a compositional problem. The upper part is separated into two sections. I thought about fixing it. But I changed my mind and left it alone. This is simply representing me. Good side & not so … Continue reading

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Gold Leaf

I have a tendency to be obsessed by something. Gardening, photography, computer graphics are some of those. Since I worked hard on whatever I was fascinated, I became very good at those challenges in amateur level. Gold leaf is not … Continue reading

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Electric lines

This is the corner between Meeting and Calhoun streets, downtown Charleston. It is rare to see those electric lines in the sky these days. I was quite fascinated by the abstract quality in the design. Wood engraving on Japanese paper … Continue reading

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Red Boat

George Innes seldom placed a human in his landscape paintings. But still there is always a sense of community. I realized that all my landscape paintings are also civilized one. They never be a wild scenery. Red boat! I will … Continue reading

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Morning light in early spring

Taking a walk early in the morning is wonderful. Especially in spring the air has still a crisp chill but anticipates the warm beautiful day. This is my favorite season in Charleston. Acrylic on wooden panel. 12″ x 12″

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Time to paint

I was simply busy. I could have managed my time better. But I finally finished this image. Acrylic on Wooden Board 24″ x 18″

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Working Progress

Very slow progress. This is just one third or a half way done I think. Spring break starts day after tomorrow, I am hoping that I will be able to finish this image soon.

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Underpainting

Yesterday I prepared several rather large wood panels. This 24″ x 18″ was one of them. It is supported rather thick support and very nice panel, but the surface was extremely rough for me. It needed to be sanded down … Continue reading

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Spring for creative mind

I started to paint again. I got lost in the painting process. I did not know what to do next either. Since I have a job, it is very easy to find many excuses for myself not to paint nor … Continue reading

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