Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

Beauty of living in the south is the warmth of all seasons. Summer is for fun, and the rest of the year is for work! Now that it's cooling down, I can get out and paint more often. Here's a place in my neighborhood that I like to paint. It's a quiet small lake with … Continue reading Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

I continue to experiment with small still life setups, like this pear painting. However, this time I chose two subjects. The apple and pear are the best of friends, especially in a pie! Anyway, let's stay on topic here! I tried to make the apple to be the focal point of this painting. The pear … Continue reading Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

Texan Cornflowers, gouache painting

.ugb-a57723b-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper{min-height:50vh}.ugb-a57723b.ugb-container{margin-top:0px !important;padding-top:0px !important} I love wildflowers, and when I came to Texas and saw fields of bluebonnets, cornflowers, and other beautiful flowers, I fell in love with spring! Now that I have a small garden, I planted a few cornflowers. The beauty of wildflowers is that they keep coming back year after year. I wish … Continue reading Texan Cornflowers, gouache painting

Three Raspberries, watercolor painting

Raspberries are tiny, but complex little creations. Originally, I planned to paint several more, but I decided to simplify the task at hand and ate some 😀 They were very tasty, and I feel like I'm not going to paint any more of them 🙂 Available for sale! 8.5 x 5.5 in (painted area 7 … Continue reading Three Raspberries, watercolor painting

Juicy Pear, watercolor painting

This year, my paintings are dominated by various pears. I keep painting them because it feels like more can be done or something can be improved. At the same time, I study the form in general. The question is how to make it more realistic, graphic, and vivid. This is the way to achieve beauty, … Continue reading Juicy Pear, watercolor painting

Yellow gourd, watercolor painting

The beauty of pumpkins and gourds is in how long one can keep them without spoiling. Whenever I'm low on fruits or veggies, I turn to these! They come in variety of shapes and colors, and they're just fun to paint in general. Half way through the composition, I've noticed that I centered this fella … Continue reading Yellow gourd, watercolor painting

Three persimmons, watercolor painting

I haven't used watercolors in years, but now it felt like I want to experiment with them. I also always feel upset for eating all of the beautiful fruits and veggies without painting them first! While oils and acrylics are quite a hassle to set up, both have limitations, watercolors are pretty easy to work … Continue reading Three persimmons, watercolor painting