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MONTHLY NEWS LETTER - SEPTEMBER '21

I'm going to introduce a little bit about myself on this page and update every month, so that I can connect with you better and hope that you feel my artworks closer.


This month, I'll tell you painting process just a lilt bit.

I forgot to take some pictures from the beginning, but there are some that shows how I proceeded on this particular one calls "SHABON" which is one of the latest works.



People asked me if a painting calls "AMELIE" is still available. It is sold and I quickly learned that some people want that kind of paintings for their wall. So I tried to make some similar paintings of it...but I work very spontaneously and normally I start painting without sketches, looking for unexpected unique figures that I can't sketch on paper. As you can see from the first two pictures that I was trying to make similar painting. I was feeling stuck of idea that "this is not going well...It will be a very boring one that I don't want to see again..."

I started rotating the canvas to find another way to make this painting interesting (at least to me), and found 180 degree upside down flipped image would be more interesting to proceed. There you can see from the last two pictures. Actually this canvas had a complete painting underneath and I painted over it once. There is still a small face there that I thought would be interesting to keep as a part of this painting. Clean up with white color to polish the figure, and emphasize colors. Each process has a unique journey!







FAVORITE MUSIC



The Low End Theory / A Tribe Called Quest (1976)

"Their second album honors the jazz aesthetic and pushed it into new frontiers."

I'm not a big fan of hip-hop, but when I first listened to their music, I was amazed. And also somehow jazzy ( I love jazz) It depends on what kind of painting I'm working on, sometimes I listen to this album when I paint.

It gives me inspirations, vibes, and energy.









FAVORITE FILM



Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Directed by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones


Do you know Monty Python? and do you like their jokes? Even comedians have their own taste, so if you're not interested, I'm not disappointed. All the characters are pretending to be on a horse in the entire movie because of a low budget that they couldn't afford real horses. This kind of silliness is in this entire movie.

"The greatest definition of irony is that to be vary intelligent. This is rare occasion where something can be so stupid that it's funny, with the addition of feeling you got your money's worth at the end."







FAVORITE STUFF

Note; I just introduce my favorite stuff here, and pure my opinion.

I don't have any sponsors or anything and I get zero money for this.



My mother sent me this as a birthday gift years ago. I know that it looks very plain and simple black crossbody bag. But I love this bag and carry it everywhere - grocery shopping, going for a work with my dogs, going to work, hanging out with my partner and friends...all the time!. I am a big fan of great quality nylon bags. They are strong and stable, waterproof, scratch free ( unlike leather ), and light weight. When I was younger, I was so into high brand bags with high quality leather, but I keep them with care and don't carry them everyday. So what is the point? MZ Wallece, sometimes Marc Jacobs have good quality nylon bags, but I'd like to recommend bags from Porter Yoshida store. My bag is Porter bag too. I attach a photo of shoulder bag from the store that similar to mine ( they don't sell my bag anymore )





OK, That is it for this month.

How was your summer this year?

Hope it was better than 2020.

How was my summer this year? The high light would be a day we took our dogs to beach.

We got the second dog last year,

and he turned 1,

so that was the first experience for him

to enjoy beach.

My partner just made delicious pork chop and salad for our dinner, so I've got to go!

I really wish peaceful mind and happy atmosphere for everyone.

Let's get this pandemic era over together.

PEACE✌️