Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 is almost over

We have about two more weeks to go until we welcome the year of the end, 2012.It will be interesting to see the apocalypse not from a movie screen but for real. How the light will look like then? Of course, I don't wish the end to come. Honestly, I don't think it will happen.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rose Bowl

I did another painting near Rose Bowl. The hardest thing about painting there is to find a good spot where I can quietly paint and not worry about the joggers or dogs... I found nice stairs no one uses, so I sat there and painted this scene. Originally, I just wanted to paint the house, but I ended up including the area around it. The house is barely visible at this point, but the idea is to show how it is a part of this big hill.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pasadena House

The house was built right on the edge of the hill, which was covered with trees and bushes. The sunlight was also hitting the house straight on. The setting was perfect to make a good painting.

Monday, November 7, 2011

North Hollywood

Victory/Vineland Recreation Center.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

North Hollywood Regional Branch Library

It's a historical building I believe. The sytle is mixture of Art Deco and Spanish. It has very nice interior as well. The low ceiling gives an antique feel to the space.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

St Paul's First Lutheran Church

I did this during lunch time. It was fun to paint the light pattern on this beautiful building.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Santa Monica Pier

3pm. Great lighting. Yet Monday Pier was a bit deserted.Glendale Power Plant. 6pm. The structure is interesting that it almost look like a theme park. Compare with the image above and you will find the similarity.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Glendale-Metro Region

I liked how the center tree sat in the middle of the grass, and everything else looked as if they were surrounding it like Shrek's tree house in the swamp. The trunk had interesting twist as well.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Artwork for Sale

I sat up a page for my paintings. Take a free tour here. I hope you will enjoy it.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I love going to beach during summer. The setting reminds me of my summer days in Japan.

Goldleaf Painting

I painted this as a gift for some one special. This is painted on 4' x 4' wood panel.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This was done during sunset hour. It took several days because the lighting didn't last long. I like how warm light casts the scene. Grouping the light and shadow separately helped to create a strong read on light. This is a baseball field and there is a score board in front of the building.
I usually paint around sunset, but this one was done around 9am. I wanted to see how the light was different. Unfortunately it was cloudy, but the greenery really stood out as cool light intensified the green color.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


I tried to imitate a gouache painting by painting in Photoshop.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fat Burger

It took a while to look for a fun subject to paint, then I finally found this Fat Burger in Hollywood. I like the placement and the composition of this building. When I finished, I noticed the diamond logo spins only at night.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I admire how California Impressionists capture lighting. I am happy that I was able to capture the simplicity of this composition.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I liked how the dynamic cast shadows stretches across this plain.

Monday, July 18, 2011


I painted the freeway 5 structure from the soccer park in Glendale. It was a perfect setting to paint except there was no shade over the table I painted. One of the good things about a sunny day is the high contrast in light. I was fascinated by the graphic shape which the freeway and the trees formed. The colors were in the light and shadow was very dark. I was able to capture the impression I was going for. I grouped the shadow more and made the light side lighter.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Forest Lawn in Glendale

Here is a tower that I have been wanting to paint. I could see it from San Fernando Blvd, so I parked and painted it. I am thinking of painting a series of this building.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mimi's Cafe

I was surprised that many places were open on 4th of July. I like the themed environment that Mimi's Cafe provides for its customers. I only wish the food was more special;P

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Journey to Hogwarts

I made this painting for Nucleus Harry Potter Exhibition. I use acrylic because I wanted to put more details into the painting. In result, I got more of a textural look with the brush strokes and glazing.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cafe in Alhambra

I had a good time sketching with my friends, Davin and Greg. It was great to hang out and make some art. Plus, the food wasn't that bad.