Commission #wip. Had to paint a kyootie baby. Didn’t know I like painting babies.
Weather here is weird. It’s cold (around 59) and humid that the paint on the paper isn’t drying up. (at Dumont, NJ)
I’m still in New York. It’s starting to get cold! People are asking if I can teach them watercolor while I’m here… I’m not worthy! :<
Here’s the finished/abandoned version of the wip painting that got on tumblr radar a few weeks ago. (Thanks everyone for the appreciation!! <3) In a few hours I’ll be in a different country. And then another country after. I’m going to miss my room, my sister and my rabbit but I will be back!
I’ll keep you guys posted here. You can also follow my Instagram for travel photos, more wip (hopefully) and such: instagram.com/valerieannchua
Flower as the sun, hair as clouds and blouse with sprouts. It’s been raining a lot here recently… Stay warm and happy!
My sister gave me a canvas board a while ago. Painted on and erased 80% of it after. Haha… Exciting! 😆
When I was a bit younger I saw Honey and Clover and fell in love with the setting. I felt that I wanted to be a background colorist. At the same time I didn’t know much about color, more so environments. It’s just one of the many things that I wanted to be (apart from being a musician, a shop owner or a professional hair cutter haha…). Here’s a small attempt to do environments. I find them really difficult to do. Light sources all over the place and I don’t know which colors to use! People who have a knack for environments are genius.
This place is based on a restaurant located a few streets away from our apartment in Fukuoka back in 2010. I decided to go out alone one day to take photos of buildings. The weird messy ones are my favorites. The drawing was made over a year ago but I never painted it until a few weeks ago. Sometimes it takes months for me to pucker up the courage and say to hell with it, let’s mess it up! 本に戻りたい。
Not finishing this anymore cause I have other stuff to do… Non-art related work is piling up so I might briefly disappear but will definitely be back. #reallife happens. :|
I was invited to I LOVE KUSAMA's launch at the Ayala Museum a few days ago. The exhibit officially opened to the public on July 16.
In reality I’m not very knowledgeable of Kusama’s work. I was aware of her Louis Vuitton collaboration but I never really looked into it or into her. I only became fully exposed of her work during the launch. The pieces in the museum are paintings, sculptures, screen prints, and merchandise from the private collection of Lito and Kim Camacho. They gave a commentary at the start and I was blown by their dedication for Kusama’s work, from their avid travels to acquire, making personal living spaces for her work and even meeting the artist in person.
Kusama’s work is pattern and obsession. I guess you can say that the collectors are equally obsessed about her and I can see why. Her subject-matter is derived from hallucinations she had while growing up. Her canvases contain so many (almost infinite!) dots and net-like patterns that they seem like they’re done mechanically, yet each dot is unique and organic, and as a whole, very expressive. It’s so beautiful.
If you’re in the area (in Metro Manila), or if there is a Kusama collection near where you live, please have a look at her work. I LOVE KUSAMA can be seen at the Ayala Museum from July 16 to September 1, 2013. Check their website for museum hours and entrance fees.