Painting from Nature with @hannahjesus

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Hannah Jesus Koh (@hannahjesus), a high school art teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, uses water from the nature around her to capture landscapes through watercolor painting.

Her technique came about at the base of Iceland’s Gullfoss waterfall when, armed with her journal and watercolor paints, she realized she’d forgotten the water. “But the dense mists off the waterfall heavily saturated my surroundings,” she tells, “and that was all the water I needed to render the scene. I collected some with my fingers and used them and my brush to paint. Sometimes I ran my brush directly onto the droplet-laden blades of grass.”

Since that moment, incorporating the water from her environment into her art has become as meaningful as the landscapes she paints. “It’s nice to know an elemental part of the scene will always be a literal part of my painting,” Hannah explains. “The salty Arctic sea spray is infused into my painting of Dyrhólaey. Drops from the largest ocean on Earth permeate my small painting of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Pacific Northwest rain rains into my painting of Multnomah Falls. And cheap black coffee from a hole-in-the-wall joint in Brooklyn colors in the bricks of the Brooklyn Bridge.”


The Luminous Paintings of  Bato Dugarzhapov

(Russian b 1966)
Bato was born in Duldurga village in the Chita region. He studied at Moscow Tomskiy art school. He graduated after the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow.
Bato Dugarzhapov is the member of Moscow Artists’ Union. He lives and works in Moscow.
His paintings attract by their light attitude towards the life, their style and coloring. It is clearly displayed in his landscapes in which he managed to express delicacy and charm of the nature. His landscapes plunged into the special luminous environment, testify to the great painting culture of the artist, to his profound understanding the color and space relations.  It is Russia that is poetically reflected in the paintings by the artist.  

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Animal Crossing house WIP

Here is the painting process of the little house I made! I’m currently sitting in the restaurant near the library because I don’t have internet at my new home yet. I have unboxed some of my stuff and my sculpting things of course, so I can get back to sculpting again!


Pieces of Wow!: HUEMAN.

Here’s a great short video documenting artist HUEMAN’s mural creation during POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2015, a week long street art festival that takes place in Honolulu, Hawaii every year (Check out Supersonic’s coverage here).  The video, created by Street Candy, is part of “Pieces of Wow!” an ongoing series.

Watch the video below!

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Seamus Conley

Innocence, and the loss of it, are central to the work of artist, Seamus Conley. His new exhibition, Catch My Fade, features hyperrealistic painted portraits of children, teens and other disenfranchised youth in a mediative state set against twilight in dystopian landscapes. While the mood is sombre to reflect their apprehension and fear, within the dim lights on the horizon, Conley signals that there is hope and possibility in the future.  

Exhibition Seamus Conley: Catch My Fade at Andrea Schwartz Gallery,
545 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, April 29 – June 5, 2015

  1. Little Rock, 2015, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"
  2. Po Boy, 2015, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
  3. Juelz, 2015, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"
  4. Myth, 2015, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"
  5. Vesper, 2015, oil on canvas, 60" x 48", images posted with permission of the artist. 

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