Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Paper cup

Oil on canvas
Adding spontaneous marks saved the work from monochromatic boringness.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Woman with turban


Oil on canvas

She dyed her hair green


I wake up
I eat
I work
I eat
I work
I sleep
I eat
I work
I eat
I sleep

The sky is blue
The grass is green
The sun is yellow
The ketchup is red
The canvas is white
The charcoal is black

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rotten banana

Oil on canvas
It's mostly the banana peel.
I couldn't stay on it for too long because it kept changing color.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tower photo-montage

Oil on canvas
Black kills color.
The optical truth is somewhere in between

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Still life and model in obstructed view

Compressed charcoal on paper
This is the work of a madman.

I must say I had the best spot in the room to work. There is enough depth to the work with metaphors that I never intended. It was well received in the crit.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Figure drawings in wet charcoal

Wet charcoal on newsprint paper
July 11th and 12th, 2011

2 to 5 min drawings

Figure drawings in lithographic crayon



Lithographic crayons on newsprint paper
June 27th and 28th, 2011
2 to 5 minute drawings

Bottom of pot

Lithographic crayon and rubber ink on paper
July 4, 2011
It wasn't received too well in the crit. What they said is true. I got too dark too quickly and lost control in using the crayon. I really don't like the medium because it can't be erased. I also didn't enjoy having to kneel down to draw as the paper was too big to be worked standing.

Drawing figures in charcoal

Charcoal on paper, July 4th and 5th, 2011

10 to 20 minute drawings
The woman in the second drawing is really old.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ripe Fruit

Oil on canvas. April 12, 2011.

raw from camera
The optical truth is somewhere inbetween.
I worked on it mostly in class with a nude model who was pregnant. Professor Paul asked me to work with a single color, so I used pthalo blue and white which were my most abundant. Because my mom wanted to give it to her friend who was moving away, I worked again yesterday night and today in class to finish it with additional colors and layers.

Like my first returning experiment with oil after a year of acrylic, I suspect some parts of the work look better when I squint my eyes. - . -

I will admit that I may have overworked the piece with too much thick paint. My mom had a dream today (or last night) in which she picked a dark fruit from a tree and was disappointed that it was too ripe - not spoiled - but she still ate it. It may have to do with the painting.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Today is April Fool's Day

This is not a joke.

I had a dream.

I accidentally spilled orange juice.

The liquid traveled across the table.

I hurriedly grabbed a roll of paper towel and went to the other side of the table.

Right before the juice spilled off the table, I blocked it with the paper tower.

I was able to submit my last application literally right on the deadline. 12:00AM.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sleeping and listening

1 + 1 = 2

Pencil on paper, February 22nd, 2011

Pencil on paper, February 22nd, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Tiger and the Black Billed Magpies

Pencil on paper, February 14th, 2011

I need to sleep now because I stayed up trying to finish it.
The drawing's based on a traditional theme in Korean paintings.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Pencil on paper, February 8th, 2011

My mom thinks I am not very good at sketching with pencil. I think I would agree. I work neither fast nor aggressive enough.

Everything was drawn spontaneously. Now that the work is done, I am trying to analyze it myself. The honey comb of the latter and the wireframe of the front wheels probably relate to my high school theme of "old and new." The bicycle has a sort of a feminine personality; for example, the area from the handles to their stem reminds me of a tube top or a dress.