Sunday, August 31, 2008

Deer series_part1, 1990

There was an amusement park right next to my high school that had a small zoo, where I visited as often as I could. 
This painting was done when I was in high school. I tried to experiment various painting techniques... such as spread out coarse salts over sections of the foliage before watercolor dried out, so that there are sprinkled patterns on the treetops and grass, which, unfortunately, doesn't show much in this small picture. This painting is quite big, approx. 40 inch wide, and 60~70 inch tall. I think that my parents still have it somewhere in their garage ... Hopefully there are no mushrooms and fungus growing on the trees now...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Landscape oil painting, 1987

When I went to my parents' house last year, I found this old painting that I did when I was 14 years old.  I remember that it was a class assignment at my junior high.  I thought about throwing out: I didn't really like it much, but at least I should leave a record here... since  I wasn't good at saving my old paintings from my childhood or from junior high school.

Oil paint on canvas, 34 x 28 inch


I think that this picture was taken before I even started kindergarten. I probably wanted to follow my big sister around on her trip for some kind of children's art event.
Now I look at it... I feel a bit sad that I locked my birdies in the cage. They are 'apparently' flying in the painting, yet sadly.... they won't be able to go that far... I'm sure I didn't mean that...


I was looking for my oldest artwork, which may be the one painting that my parents still have in their guest room in Korea. I don't have a picture of it with me, so I need to wait until my next visit to my parents...

Here is one from when I was 5~ 6 year old. The matchbox doll with the red beret (with a red arrow pointing) is mine. I wish that I have all these matchbox doll collection now... all of which could have been such wonderful characters for a short animation...