Tuesday, June 23, 2009

in progress...

waiting for some glazes to dry.
almost there...

for my upcoming show next month,
i'll have 7-8 oil-on-canvas pieces of varying sizes,
and some mixed media paintings on wood & paper as well.

i will probably be also bringing some of these figures.

also planning my mural installation for the front...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

mari's creatures

one of my favorite artists and people in general, the talented mari inukai,
just opened her shop for her non-painting related goodies!

i got her nekomitaina doll right away, shown above,
who surprisingly came with a friend - tabekake donut man,
based on this character she'd made me for my birthday last year :

eeeeh!! so excited, and made my day to open the package.
now back to painting...

hurry & visit her store and get her very limited
precious items before they disappear!


Monday, June 15, 2009

memento mori in progress

some images of works in progress for my upcoming show, memento mori,
(opening july 10th, at thinkspace gallery in los angeles).

and my messy desk :

Sunday, June 14, 2009


a while ago, i got a small moleskine sketchbook for the first time.
the thick papers that don't let mediums permeate,
spreads that fall completely flat for better drawing and scanning...
nice! i understand the popularity now.

my other usual sketchbook is from muji and is very see through,
which can be nice too, but limits the mediums i can experiment with.
i look forward to getting a bigger moleskine and painting away.

below are some pages from the past few weeks in between painting.
(i've been very into black & blue.)

PS: also, i unlocked my twitter.

[edit : sketches done mostly with ballpoint pen, colored pencil & ink.]

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

headquarters is 3!

my wonderful montréal friends angie & tyson are celebrating
3rd anniversary of their gallery & boutique, Headquarters
with a great group art show this weekend!

they're a great little shop supporting indie/craft/art folks,
so please stop by if you're around montréal area!
i'll be attending in spirit. :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Headquarters Galerie & Boutique
1649 Amherst
Montreal, QC


i've sent the following piece (from february) & some prints :

Kimochi. 6"x8". Ink, Graphite, Watercolor wash on Tea-Stained Paper. ©2009

congratulations, angie & tyson!