Volcano, or depicted a nuclear plant image

I don’t unually paint imaginery theme. There are some reasons for that;

1) One of my art teachers told me to forget to “paint for self expressions”, during the class. I kinda agreed with that idea back then. It still make sense to me.

2) It doesn’t sell. I think my imaginery paintings get too depressive.

3) I try not to risk making other people sick. We shouldn’t underestimate the influence we get from other people’s creations such as art, music and writings. Sometimes it is obviously wicked and I get sick immediately.

I named this “VOLCANO”. (If it is viewd from a distance, it lookes kinda landscape…or something.)

Oil on MDF

It is no serious message painting, but after I finished, I could kind of connect this image to the stupid nuclear plants re-run ideas in Japan.

By posting this, I happened to break my own hidden rule. But after all I will be painting enjoyable outside things mostly.

Life is hard so I want to paint something happy.

Pansies, pansies

Holidays called “golden week” started! Starting day which is today has been sadly raining all day, making me feel far from gold but dull grey. I was planning to paint a rose but roses looked tired in the rain, so instead I picked some pansies in my garden.

oil on MDF, 20cm x 20cm

I get amazed to see how strong they are every once in a while. They well survive winter here, with many flowers every day, become miserable a bit if it freezes but come back their heads staraight up with the sun coming back.

I like to plant them in front of my house for that reason.

Ranunculus cheers me up

Finally I am posting another painting.

I liked painting ranunculus last year, back then I just couldn’t help but saying inside me, being surprised at one of the finished paintings wondering “this is better than my painting”….. I think some of you understand what I’m talking about. 😀 I kept that one but sold other.

This year I found one adorable ranunculus again. They are ALL cheerful and cute and pretty, but what I look for is the shape of petals which can be expressed by the wide brush strokes. This orangy-red folower was it.

ranunculus

Flower of Almond

Flower of almond

Oil on MDF

I bought  very unusual blue carnation yesterday and tried to paint, but it didn’t come out right.

Instead I decided to paint something different. This pretty girl is painted from a photo I’ve taken several(to be honest, many) years ago from now. In Kashmir. While painting her I was wondering how pretty she had grown into, and maybe she’s married and had more than a couple children. On top of that I want to think she had survived, and now is a strong beauty as an almond flower.

 

 

Johnny come lately, about a month ago or so

I don’t know his real name yet but I decided to call him “Johnny”, when I first saw him. I guess it’s only because I thought “wow there’s a new kid(cat) around here”, and that song has “the new kid in town” in its lyrics:-p. FYI this Johnny seems to be very strong….and he might be stronger than my dear cat Caviar. We’ll see.

New Kid In Town / Eagles

There’s talk on the street; it sounds so familiar
Great expectations, everybody’s watching you
People you meet, they all seem to know you
Even your old friends treat you like you’re something new

Johnny come lately, the new kid in town
Everybody loves you, so don’t let them down

You look in her eyes; the music begins to play
Hopeless romantics, here we go again
But after awhile, you’re lookin’ the other way
It’s those restless hearts that never mend

Johnny come lately, the new kid in town
Will she still love you when you’re not around?
There’s so many things you should have told her,
but night after night you’re willing to hold her,
Just hold her, tears on your shoulder

There’s talk on the street, it’s there to
Remind you, that it doesn’t really matter
which side you’re on.
You’re walking away and they’re talking behind you
They will never forget you ’til somebody new comes along
Where you been lately? There’s a new kid in town
Everybody loves him, don’t they?
Now he’s holding her, and you’re still around
Oh, my, my
There’s a new kid in town
just another new kid in town
Ooh, hoo
Everybody’s talking ’bout the new kid in town,
Ooh, hoo
Everybody’s walking’ like the new kid in town
There’s a new kid in town
Theres a new kid in town people started walking
There’s a new kid in town
I don’t want to hear it
There’s a new kid in town
I don’t want to hear it
There’s a new kid in town
There’s a new kid in town
There’s a new kid in town