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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Bad Animals Digital Art


                                              DSS '212 copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted with gouache.

After Henri Mattise: Gouache/ Watercolor


                               DSS '21. copyright. Use with permission. I am studying a novel gouache paint with soft pastels on poster board. The board is anchored to cardboard. Approx. 7"x9". Many artists say gouache should only be applied to paper- like watercolor. This is not true: watercolor is a stain, gouache is a paint.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Chinese Phoenix Bird Digital Art

 Fenghuang, Wade-Giles romanization feng-huang, also called feng or (misleadingly) Chinese phoenix, in Chinese mythology, an immortal bird whose rare appearance is said to be an omen foretelling harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor. Like the qilin (a unicorn-like creature), the fenghuang is often considered to signify both male and female elements, a yin-yang harmony; its name is a combination of the words feng representing the male aspect and huang the female.

                                             DSS '21 copyright. Use with permission. Being painted with gouache.

Chinese Unicorn (Qilin). Digital Art

 The qilin ([tɕʰǐ.lǐn]; Chinese: 麒麟) or kirin is a mythical hooved chimerical creature that appears in Chinese mythology, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler.[1] Qilin are a specific type of the lin mythological family of one-horned beasts.


                                              DSS '21. copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted with gouache .

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Heading Home Digital Art


                                              DSS '21. copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted with 

                                               gouache medium.

Chinese Mask Cubism Digital Art


                                             DSS '21. Copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted with                                                         gouache medium. 

                                             Traditional Chinse masks are a wonderful theme for Cubism genre.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Chinese Traditional Facemask: Cubism


                                              DSS '21. Copyright. use with permission. Currently being painted with gouache medium.

"Chinese Cubism" ( Developmental)

 Picasso developed the 'Cubism' movement influenced by the impression of 'African tribal Art' on the artist. I am influenced by traditional Chinese masks. Contemporary Chinese opera mask colorations tells the audience about the personalities of the players. Black, for example, indicates a neutral (i.e. passive) individual.

I convert my digital designs to paint using developmental gouache formulations.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Gouache Artwork: Chinese- Style Traditional Face-Masks


                                             I design Chinese-style traditional face-masks via digital design.                                              I then paint the designs on foam board with gouache paint.                      

Developing Designs for Gouache Art


I enjoy designing Chinese Traditional Mask patterns , followed by gouache painting.  Often, I design the one half and then invert horizontally for the other half, then merge. I find it easier.

Among other peoples, the Swiis also create such masks for an annual holiday!

Gouache Paint Development


                   Hard/ soft pastels powdered. Mulled with large excess of water / linseed oil saponified gel/ gel methyl cellulose. Rapid blending occurs. The paint is poured in plastic pans and food dehydrator concentrates the product. The saponified linseed gel has glycerol which aids brushing to surface. I am seeing the possibility of impasto technique (no cracking seen- so far) . The saponified linseed oil can still dry ( polymerize) and this may aid impasto!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Choice Digital Art

                                             DSS '21. Copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted.