A New Year, a new day with a new painting

I have a New year tradition : every year I would create a painting to welcome the new year and this year is no exception. Unlike some to celebrate the New Year by dipping into the icy water for a … Continue reading

Many shades of white

My I love painting white flowers with watercolor because in watercolor white paint is not used instead the whites came from the paper itself. Painting whites one really just painting the shadows and reflected colors. Here is my latest  “Double … Continue reading

The butterfly effect

Few weeks ago, I was at a huge craft fair and saw one booth which sells butterflies and bugs and nothing else. The insects were framed in shadow boxes. I was really attracted by the colors and patterns of them. almost tempted to buy one but didn’t. although the seller told me the insects were farm-raised but the idea of the insect’s whole propose of life as my wall decoration just did not sit well with me.I walked away without buying any.

later, after I got home thinking I could create my own butterfly with paper and paints.  This is my result “forever spring” watercolor painting with paper cut and sculpture, some of the butteries are 3D as well, 12″x19″

butterfly detail

butterfly details 2

flower details

forever spring yellow

What’s old is new again

When i was in art college, I major in abstract painting but after I graduated my works slowly my painting moved to realism. Few years ago, I had this idea to combine the two styles of paintings together. I did … Continue reading

Expensive paint

During the springtime, I took photos of a tree peony in bloom and the flowers were an unusual shade of pinkish violet.. I decided to use as my next painting, however I could mix the color to match that color. … Continue reading

Cosmos with morning glory, the final version

I made this watercolor/paper cut a couple years ago. I entered it in an exhibition shortly after I finished it.  When the show was over I  kept it wrapped for almost a year and only recently I removed the warping. … Continue reading

Springtime with Pansies

Every year, I look forward for the arrival of spring and what the gardens have to offer. Every year I found new subjects for my paintings. This year I’m in particular interested in pansy, my local gardens “Allan Gardens” has … Continue reading