Friday, March 2, 2012

Beauty & the beast

Leo and Joy came to my studio and are playing rough. You can tell how friendly Leo is to Joy.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Grand Canyon plein air trip

My son, Calvin, flew to New York to go back to his school.
Me, my wife Helena, Genna, and our two dogs arrived at the Grand Canyon at a cloudy afternoon.
It is always breath-taking to see the grandeur view of the canyon whenever I come. This was my second time here.
Because there was an overcast, I was expecting that the finished painting to look a bit flat.
I was longing for the bright sun light come out of the wide and thin clouds, but the sun never showed up for more than second or two. 
However, it is always thrilling to be there, the mother land of the Native Americans.
All of sudden, I recalled my native friend, Sky Red Hawk, and what he said in his language, "Happy Journey", and holding my arm.

While painting, My son, Calvin, my daughter, Genna, were spending time at the beach.
I was sorry for them so I was hurried to finish painting.
I went to Laguna for the first time. It was so beautiful and looks reach with beautiful light.
The air was so wet compared to Santa Fe, a dry desert area.
It was perfect for painting an aerial atmosphere.

My dog is waiting for me so he can go jump to the beach and hang out the other female dogs. Thanks, Leo

Laguna Plein air trip