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This is another watercolor lightfastness test. I made these rings on April 18, 2016, using some pigments I was painting with at the time (along with a few others), and placed the sheet in our south-facing front window. There was a piece of sheet aluminum covering the horizontal band in the center of the sheet, between the two faint lines, and the ultramarine sample in the upper left was half covered so that the right part of the ring was exposed. After more than six months of exposure, including quite a few summer days of full, direct sunlight, there is no visible fading to any of these pigments. The paints include Daniel Smith Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Pink, Van Dyke Brown, Pthalo Turquoise, Nickel Azo Yellow, and Winsor & Newton Cadmium Red, along with a few mixtures. I had stopped using Quinacridone Pink a few years ago, after it was downgraded to the second-highest lightfastness rating (according to the manufacturer), but it appears to have held up as well as the others.


Short animated trailer I made to go with the Zelda x Ghibli posters I did a while ago. Will post some of the BG paintings I did for this at some point-

I animated this to a section of an amazing piano piece by Kyle Landry 


Abstract expressionist artist, Chinese American, lesbian, and community activist, Bernice Bing (1936-1998) was involved in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s and 1970s, She attended the California College of Arts & Crafts and was inspired in life and her work by Japanese painting professor, Saburo Hasegawa as well as by Chinese calligraphy. 

Sources: Centre for Asian American Media, Mythos Fine Arts and Artifacts


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPinthestudio

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal of #WHPinthestudio was to photograph the places they or other artists go to be creative. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest WHPinthestudio.