Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ThanksGiving Project

Hi all… 
This year thanksgiving, I've been given an opportunity to lead decoration team for my church Thanksgiving retreat.. Since the theme is about togetherness, my friend came up with concept of Together Through All Season.. 

This project would not be successful without miracles and favor of God and help from a lot of people..
For this project we decided to cover up 20' x 10' wall with paintings.. In order to make easy for transporting the paintings, we divided it into 24 pieces of 30"x 40" foam board.. It was my mistake that I wanted to paint it on foam board directly forgetting that it will be bowing (not flat) once the paintings were dry which will make the installation impossible.. I wanted to return all the foam boards but it's too late.. some were drawn already.. I asked a lot of people and did research how to make it worked but there was no way to make it flat.. they said gesso-ing the back of the painting only help a little but not much.. 

Since we only have 2 weeks left to finish 24 30" x 40" paintings, we could only start to paint.. So I divided the job for three groups.. However, the week when my group was about to start the paintings, I would be out of town for CTN (Creattive Talent Network). I was sooo worried that it won't finish on time but thank God some of my friends decided to come and help out with the paintings.. I was so touched when i knew about it.. It wasn't easy for them to find the exact color that i had in color roughs, but they did their best and when I came back it was half way painted already.. They stayed really late at my house to paint.. the other two groups also struggling to finish their part on time.. After two weeks of work day n night, we finally done with the painting on time.. 

The next thing to think about was the installation.. By faith, we painted the back with a lot gesso and put a lot of weigh on top of it hoping that it would make the painting flat.. we pray really hard that somehow God would make the gesso work extra well and make the painting flat and easy to be installed.. Indeed, God answered our prayer.. It WORKED..!! The painting was flat even more flat than when we first bought it.. So there was no problem delivering it to the hotel where we had our retreat.. The installation was a bit of problem, the boards started to bowing a little especially the top row.. because it was too high up.. we were unable to reach and stapled gun it to the wall.. but thank God the paintings stayed on the wall for 2 nights 3 days.. Indeed by our own strength it was impossible, but with God nothing is IMPOSSIBLE..! :)

I wanna say thank you to Sendy Kurniawan (http://sendyart.blogspot.com) who visualized the rough idea into beautiful drawings and also my friends from IFGF Pinole can't name them one by one - it will be too long.. they had helped with the paintings inspite of their busyness and finals.. Some of them are not even in art related major but still they chose to come and help out.. and last but not least thanks to IFGF SF for awesome lighting.. 

 I'm so grateful and blessed..  =') 



So here is what we do: 

by Sendy Kurniawan

The color roughs I came up with:


The installation:


This is the final look:




Size 20' x 10' 

Thanks for visiting

Till next time..

Joan

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Some more sketches and reff studies

Hi all.. This is figure study i did from fashion catalog..


And these are some studies from movie still of Robin Hood.. :)


Medium: Acryla Gouache

Till next time!!

:D

Monday, October 14, 2013

APE 2013

Hi all, 
APE 2013 is over yesterday.. Since this was the first time for me, surprisingly it was a fun and really great experience.. It was great to catch up with my friends and hear their stories.. And I met a lot more new friends and a lot of talented artists in this event.. Thank you APE.. :) 



I shared table with my talented friends Gabrielle Andhita and Sendy Kurniawan.. 


This was my booth.. :)


Special thanks to my good friend, Elissa.. She helped me a lot.. Couldn't have done it without her.. :)



And also to my friends who came to support me in this event.. :)






Thank you for stopping by on our booth..!!!

Joan   

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Creatively designed creation

 These are some sketches from Botanical Garden in SF.. It's a very beautiful park and I found a lot of interesting plants.. :) Great place for inspiration.. 






Monday, September 16, 2013

APE 2013 - October 12-13

Hi all, 
I want to invite all of you to the Alternative Press Expo (APE) annual event at Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco on October 12-13.

It offers a great number of alternative and self-published comics, books, art, and do-it-yourself items. 

As for me and my friends, we will be at table 443 (where the red dot is) having art prints of our original paintings. So check it out!



There will be admission fee.

If you order online NOW, it will be $15 for 2 day badge or $10 for 1 day badge.
Here is the link to get your ticket:
http://www.comic-con.org/ape/badges-registration

ONSITE prices for badges are $15 for 1 day, $20 for 2 days.

I will be selling:

Peter and The Wolf 
  11"X17"



• Joyfully dancing 
  11"X17"


Narnia
  11"X17"


• Frog Prince
  11"X17"



• One Late Afternoon
  5"X7"



• Boston
  5"X7"



Love Found Me
  5"X7"



Timmy
  4"X6"

                                             
                                               


See you!

Note:
We only receive cash and Credit/Debit card for each art prints!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Antelope Canyon


Birthday Trip 07.27.2013


A good friend of mine had planned a birthday trip to Napa Valley for me.. The weather was perfect and the place was so pretty made me wanted to paint it.. So here is the painting: 


Cya next time!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Commission: Greeting Card


Greeting Card commission I did for a client for promoting San Antonio Zoo. Although mine was not picked by SA zoo, I had a lot of fun doing it. I used Acryla gouache this time in case you are wondering. Love this medium! :D


Front and back


Interior

Hope you like it! 

:)

Joan