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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Traveling Shoes and Rolling Hills


End of January

It was quite a night on Friday. I was busy finishing up my major painting for Art-A-Day. It reminds me so much of my student days in Kansas, staying up playing with paints. The only difference was that my little Katherine was excited waiting by the table. Her job was to squeeze paint tubes for me. I am very lucky. I was pleased by the result. It has taken awhile for me to get into the flow. I am happy that after years of trying different themes and styles, I finally found a theme and know what I want to convey in my paintings. “Traveling Shoe and Rolling Hills” (size: 64" x 40") is a story about travel to new lands, fitting in, learning how to succeed and when to bow out in the human jungle. It is about my great grandmom, whose lotus feet was casted in my memory. This is the beginning of a series of work. I am currently working on the second painting, more about East and West.

4 comments:

mintse said...

congratulations! have fun!

BobiWilson said...

This is wonderful! Yes, congratulations on so many levels; finding your flow, theme, clear vision, rich story and...!
I so look forward to experiencing this work "live".

Laura G said...

Thank you for the sweet note and drawing from your little Emilie. I can't wait to meet you all at our upcoming show. I love the circular quality of your brush strokes here (for the others, click the image and you can see it zoomed larger). It has a very spiritual feel about it. Are these separate panels?

Yichien & Emilie said...

Yes, there are eight panels. After painted it with thin layers, I began to apply thick paints, using anything on hands (but brushes) to create textures..(forks, toothpicks,straws, chopsticks). I enjoy the movements.