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Red Flames of My Heart

Asia 2012-2016

Red Flames of my Heart Oil on Panel 8×10″ $225 / Available Once in a while, you get up out of your bed and you’re thinking, “Ok, what should I make today?  Not sure.  Time to procrastinate and listen to some rock music on YouTube.  And the strange thing is, is that something comes over you and you decide to face your little easel with a little bit of courage and see what happens.  “Red Flames” is what came out…

A Woman of Sakura – Completed

Asia 2012-2016

    Let’s see the process with minimal words here…   It all started with a trip to Kyoto, Japan… Mixing the palette for the right color combinations Filling in the hair and face set the stage for everything else. Painting the kimono was a technicolor delight! One of my most colorful paintings ever.

Young Korean Soulmates and my painting adventure

Asia 2012-2016

Let me tell you a story about a young Korean couple who quickly befriended me not too long ago.  The woman is from Indonesia and the man from Korea.  They met in Australia during college and soon dated, fell in love and this past Sunday got married.  Fortunately, I was invited and soon I realized I better get them a good gift.  Then I remembered that art could make a good gift.  No, a great gift.  If it touched the…

1.28.12: PAINTING EXPERIMENT INSIDE, PART 3

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  Glad you stuck around for the third installment of this series of experiments.  If this was “Return of the Jedi”, then you would think this was the very last time I’ll ever paint like this again.  Or is it?  I don’t know and neither do you, and that’s why life can get so interesting.  It’s always unexpected. So without any delay, here’s my landscape painting that I created out of my head.  I’ve lived in the New Mexico desert…

1.25.12: PAINTING EXPERIMENT INSIDE, PART 2

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  Last time we met, I discussed the core essence of my painting in two simple words (cause I love simplicity).  And that phrase was: Humanly Intimate Pretty cool phrase?  But maybe you expected more?  If I have to brand my blog or artwork, it would be “More for less”.   My goal is to trim the fat and cut right into the essence of the blog, into the artwork.   It’s part of my new outlook on everything in…

Day 1: Great American Mural Project

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I’m in Tucson and just finished Day 1 of 3.  I spent 9 hours painting and found my inspiration for my subject somewhere between Hatch and Deming, NM.  I like how a card (as in a deck of cards) have an image inside, as well as an upside-down image.  So painting this image would be a challenge, so my mural will involve two landscapes in one.  One is an east coast fall scene, the other a desert scene.  You can…

Consumed with Process and a Lion’s Heart

North America 2008-2012

Sandia Morning Mist   8×10  oil on canvas board There comes a time when an artist struggles and struggles, and nothing seems to go quite right, you hit that moment of truth.  At least in your head.  Maybe I’m a fake, maybe I don’t have the passion to do this anymore, maybe it’s time to get a real job, maybe I just want to paint my car instead. And then a small miracle happens.  You decide out of some will of…

A little Gratitude never hurts

North America 2008-2012

This is not one of those “Have a Merry Christmas” post and then get back to your own reality.  Why not make the most of this holiday and take stock of the things that matter to you the most.  I’m guessing that all the presents you have received in your lifetime won’t amount to the images, feelings and experiences you have during the holidays.  So what kind of present would be optimal for this holiday?  How about GRATITUDE. Yes, you…

Depression and FAITH: One artist’s analysis

North America 2008-2012

Yes, my name is Josh and here’s my confession. I’m depressed with not much FAITH. I’m too depressed to create art today, so I will create this post and get this out of my system. I don’t care if you find it depressing or even “uplifting” either. Sorry. Today, it’s all about therapeutic value, because this is one artist and human being who will not filter his feelings about this present moment. My blog, my rules without the ivory tower

Varnish can make your paintings shine like a star

North America 2008-2012

‘Self-Portrait, age 3’ 10″ x 8″  Oil on masonite before varnish A friend of mine back in NJ recently purchased a landscape painting from my online gallery (whoopie!) and of course it was a thrill, knowing that my work can still touch people’s lives and that they want to own a piece is a great honor to me. To put the story in context here, I knew him for years when I was living in Lambertville, NJ.  Gordon still is…