Artist Journey

Why “Steps”?

When I started this painting I was going to name it “Take Me Away”. I wanted to paint the landscape to feel like a romantic getaway.

But, as I started working on the details I decided to name it ” Steps”. It became about our journey of achieving our dreams and goals in life, relationship, and art. It’s about how some of us have the advantage of starting at a point where the road ahead of them is short. While others go through a more challenging journey to reach their goals.

How sometimes someone else’s advice might not work for us, because of how different is their experience in life from what we’re going through, even though we are trying to achieve the same goal.

I think the most important thing in all of that is to take a step each day that will make us get closer to our dreams and what makes us happy, no matter how scary or unclear what’s ahead of us is.

Artist Journey

Day 23 of Oiltober

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Oiltober, Day One

Oil on paper

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New Year Artist Resolution 2019

I enjoy writing new year resolution for my art. Here is the list for 2019. Some of them are about working on my style and techniques. Other are about challenging myself with new art materials. And of course, they have to include business goals.

  1. Experiment with different brushes and painting knives. Usually I use sable brushes. I love how soft they feels.
  2. Use only artist quality oil paints. Challenge my self with new limited palette
  3. Paint bigger
  4. Paint more landscape less still life
  5. Travel and do plein air studies
  6. Take my own reference photos and minimize the use of CC0 license photos. 
  7. Reflect mood and feelings in my paintings. They could be the mood of the subject or a feeling I want to show in the painting.
  8. Have a gallery represent my art
  9. Have my solo exhibition
  10. Win a competition
  11. Have my paintings featured in an art magazine

How about you? What are on you list

By the way, I finished reading Landscape Painting inside and out by Kevin McPherson last week and I’m ready to paint.

Happy Art Making!

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My First Art Event, Parallax Art Fair in London, UK

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be participating in Parallax Art Fair in London at Chelsea Town Hall. It will be 23-24 February 2019.

You can get your free ticket from their website in this link. Make sure you’re choosing the day you want and the event at Chelsea Town Hall and not Kensington Town Hall.

I’ll be painting new collection for the event, and might include some of my current painting.

Thank you all for the amazing support since I started sharing my artworks in 2016!