Japanese Girl Painting Almost Done!

Japanese Girl Painting Almost Done!

I’ve been working on a new and challenging painting that started from my trip to Kyoto, Japan last summer.  I visited this temple with bright orange columns and when I hiked all the way to the top in brutal 100 degree heat, I met this beautiful, young woman who...
Art Trip to China, part two

Art Trip to China, part two

Since our last journal episode (part one), I moved from a shared place to my own place, thanks to the headmaster of the school.  It was great because I started coming down with getting sick and I was worried to get others sick.  So I welcomed the privacy and becoming...
An intimate portrait of myself

An intimate portrait of myself

Last Tuesday, I made a remarkable move that will affect the rest of my art career.  At least I hope it will.  I found a master painter about an hour from where I live, in a small pottery/cermaics town called Yingge.  His name is A.W. Lin.  It reminds me of my old...
Secret Indoor Garden

Secret Indoor Garden

Secret Indoor Garden 11.5.15 This painting was inspired by Ft. Domingo in Tamsui, Taiwan. My old stomping grounds. Spaniards settled here in the 1600’s and you can see some Spanish influences around here. I wanted a solitary garden to go with it, so I created...

“Christina (Pearl)” my first Asian portraits

Here is my latest drawing.  My first Asian portrait!  This was from a photo taken at a local beach in Busan. Just started drawing late at night and it turned into something more. It’s amazing when you work without lofty expectations, because I really got into...