Yin

paintings

Initially this painting began with a lot of yin energy intentions, the portrayal of the girl and young woman with flowers and an essentially soft, floral, and peaceful energy, but the bold colors are more yang. I intend these two attributes balance each other. It is also a painting of hopeful regeneration with the planting of a pine tree sapling and the rope delineation from Shinto shrines (marking a sacred space in nature) and the background of prayer and praise emoji hands.

plein aire, sketches, studies, watercolor

A group of paper studies that may or may not be combined (August 2016) for a larger oil on canvas piece.  Him: two expressionist portrayals of masculinity, a few plein-airy documentations of my friend’s houseboat on Lake Union and two immediate outdoor watercolors of skies at midday and sunset (I always have to work fast at dusk).