My realism

I dreamed of painting the images with powerful brushstrokes for a long time. But finally I became a peace with my very realistic approach because brushstrokes are not for my way of painting. I think that I am an illustrator rather than a painter. I like to talk about something through my painting. It sounds a bit strange when you see my bottles and marbles. But I am always chattering about something … like “Look at this blue bottle….Can you see the blue light through the bottle hitting the red marble and changed its color to violet? Or can you see the reflection of the stripes on everything? Look at a marble which is ready to roll off the picture plane. What I like to talk about is usually not significantly anything, but just small chattering. I realized that I do not like anybody to admire the brushstrokes, instead look at all details and listen to my chattering or contemplations. My goodness, I am a talker.

This is my little secret garden. I usually do not like a wildness, rather like the civilized nature…or garden. The landscape image I like to paint is not a reality….somehow surrealistic. The image between the reality and dream is the most interesting subject matter to talk about. What am I talking about in this image? No birds are singing…No air is moving….no indication of the time of the day….total quietness….not lonely…not sad nor happy…..just standing there and feeling a total contemplation with life itself.

Acrylic on Illustration Board.  10 3/4″ x 7 3/4”

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Spoleto Festival was finally over. We had so much rain this year…so much rain. I got a pair of rain shoes and tried to keep my feet dry.

Thank you very much everybody came to the show, I hope that you had a great time in Charleston.

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Last painting for the Spolato

I painted very similar image a few years ago. All objects are same but slightly different setting. I love those bottles and marbles. Those colors go so well together. I am going to put this image in the frame tomorrow. This will be the last image I paint for Spolato Festival. On this Wednesday I will set my new tent and get ready for the show. I hope that everything goes well.

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I spent 8 hours to make 8 frames today. I did not make any mistakes, but it took quite long. I should have simplified the process, but no….I had to do my usual way. Just over 40 more to go. I am pretty sure that Picasso never had this problem!

Acrylic on Illustration Board.  17.5″ x 5″

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Early Summer

I participated in the North Charleston Art Festival. I showed how to fold paper, Origami, to many children all day long yesterday and today. It was fun but noisy and sticky….children are always very sticky. Now coming back to home, I really enjoy the quietness. So I decided to finish this image and enjoy visual quietness. It was a nice place….Promise land, PA.

Acrylic on Illustration Board. 10″ x 7 3/4″

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Spoleto Festival

The Spoleto Festival is coming soon this month. I will show my works this year again. I am very excited, but at the same time overwhelmed by the tasks I need to take care of before hand. Since I paint small paintings on illustration board, I have to frame every single one of them ….under the glass. In next three weeks I will cut the glass and mat, and put together all framing parts  for over 60 works. I guess that I am complaining something I should not do…. but it will be much fun just to paint.

Acrylic on Illustration Board. 7″ x 10″

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Almost Summer

We were sitting in our screened porch with a cup of coffee this morning. It was and is such a glorious morning. Everything is fresh and happy. Nice beginning of the summer?

Acrylic on Illustration Board   6″ x 8″

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