Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yosemite in Red

I had gone to a park after I picked up my medicine at a pharmacy. I use to come here often during my morning walk. But I stopped it because it takes over one hour walk. There is a big pond in the park. and small island in the pond. There are a lot of waterbirds and rabbits for some reason. To get the island I have to use a little bridge but the island side of the bridge has been closed for long time. Fact is I never seen it open for public.

I took walk around the pond and when I came to the bridge, I saw a old man fishing there. I stopped and looking at him, because I saw a cute rabbit behind him standing with its hind legs. It seems to asking some food to the man. I was so curious about the rabbit, So, I asked the man that if the rabbit is his pet. He said no. He even didn't know there was rabbit right behind him.

I started taking picture. It was very friendly thing, it wasn't afraid of me at all. I even took a video, too. I am going to edit it and upload to YouTube. It had such a joyful time there. I should come here more often.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Late Afternoon in the Park

I enjoyed Tai-Chi class at a senior center this morning. Simultaneously, I am studying Tai-Chi movements with DVD which one of my friends gave me. And finally, after four months, I can do the entire movements all by my self now.  However, there was a little problem that There are some different movements  between the DVD and at the class. should I learn two of them as a separate Tai-Chi. It is confusing.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yosemite Valley 3

I cut my hair this afternoon. I did it myself. In fact I haven't been a barbershop for over thirty years. I don't have an enough hair to bother the barbershop, that way. I am getting it so good, I can shave back of my neck, too. If I keep doing this, I would be good enough to open a barbershop someday. Then I will retired from watercolor artist. Hahaha,, I am joking. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuolumne Meadows

I have been painting a lot of new watercolors. I took photograph of them today. This is a preparation of art images for my blog. So, you can expect to see a lot more art works in my watercolor blog in near future.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yosemite Valley 2

Rain, Rain, Rain. We are having the rain for last five days. I staid a studio painting, painting, painting and I made a watercolor video. Do you want to see it? OK here it is: click here

Monday, October 18, 2010

The First View of Yosemite Valley

Out of the blue, my Japanese friend called me this morning. He said "I am going to Japan the day after tomorrow."  He lives at a gated community in Orange county. He has just retired officially from his long time CPA career. "I am going to stay there two and half months this time." he said.  I think he likes to live in Japan and U.S.A half and half. Good luck! my friend.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stream of Spring

I don't drive as much as I use to any more. Especially long distance drive.  Therefore, a breakfast meeting in Little Tokyo is a good opportunity to meet people and good for my car, too.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

White house on a Hill Top

I am so tired today. I don't know why. Am I tired because I am an old man? Or am I tired because I am sick?  Since, it's impossible to have an experience of an old man's life when I was young, I wouldn't know how I feel like when I get old.

First, one of my friends Jay came to my house in the early morning, and another friend Noel came by right after he left. We went to lunch and we had busy time until three PM. That's only thing I have down  to day. But I am so tired. I am going to bed as soon as I finish writing a diary.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yosemite Valley

I stayed studio all day today and painted a new watercolor landscape. I have a lot of ideas and energy to paint nowadays.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

View of Valley

I bought a new tripod to make watercolor videos. My old one is not good enough to for this job. I needed the tripod with more height and flexible camera angle. The new tripod works very good. It not perfect but it's close enough. I am going to make a lot of videos in the future. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Winter in Hokkaido

I made a new watercolor video. Check this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIQPSbobEtE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tora

We have a breakfast meeting every Sunday at Mitsuru cafe in Little Tokyo. I enjoy the meeting and I am looking forward to meeting other friends. However, I couldn't get to Little Tokyo this morening. Because all the street to reach there was closed. I tried to find any little street to get there but no use. I was upset and came home. I called one of the breakfast friends later. He said that he was there in the restaurant. He went there early and street was still open at that time. I could have parked a couple of blocks away and take a walk. For some reason I didn't think about that. I guess, I was so upset I couldn't think straight. A senior has hard time to change an old habit which is I have park my car on the same spot every Sunday morning.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hydrangea

Hi guys! This time I would like to demonstrate "How to Paint Watercolor Step by Step." First, obviously apply the first color. Use a large brush to paint light color. Do not worry about a details.
Step 2: Paint dark water of a pond. Do not make a borderline between the water and the rocks too strait like my sample.
 Step 3: Start painting hydrangeas. Use various shade of Purple to capture the shape of the flower.
And then, next step.



OH!!! NO!!!

I forgot to take a photograph of rest of steps. I am sorry. So, I have to show you a finished painting. I feel I did to much work for this. Oh Well.





Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tama

My pet cat. Her name was Tama. She had lived for 12 years and went to a pet heaven. I drew her and panted her thousand times.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quiet Spot

It was dark and chilly outside. We had rain in the late afternoon. Day like this makes me feel down. However,  I have Tai-Chi now. After I do Tai-Chi a couple of times I felt good. I think it helps my physical and mental health.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunset

SGFAA show was over so quickly. It was only two days weekend show. I went to gallery and picked up my art works. I am going to have a lot of time after this. that is good thing, because I can concentrate to paint new watercolor.

Nowadays, more and more art show organizers  ask us to use an acrylic sheet for a picture frame for a safety reason. I seldom use acrylic sheet, because I believe its surface is softer than the glass therefor it's tend to scratch easy. Beside I have a large stock of glass sheet, I don't want to waste them. However, using glass for the picture frame will be the thing of the past vary soon, I have to start using acrylic sheet or no more entry to a show.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Water Lily

I took two paintings of mine to SGFAA Fall Exhibition in San Gabriel. This time I had painted five watercolors and I chose two of them. We will have an exhibition this weekend and award winning art works will display at our gallery through October. If you want to come to see our exhibition, you are welcome.