Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holiday! ・*:.。. .。.:*・メリークリスマス!

Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season!
Title: Mr. Santa, Size:8x10, Oil on Linen.
Click to enlarge the picture.
タイトル: ミスターサンタ、サイズ: 8x10インチ

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lucky Year... 今年は...

I received the Hannibal DeBellis & Richman Sculpture Award - 125th Annual Members' Exhibition, Salmagundi Club last week. The sculpture "Aran" sat on the TV cabinet a long time. I've not submitted it to any exhibitions. I'm honored to receive this award, and I think Aran must be proud as well.
今年は私にとって本当にいい年で、先日第125回サルマガンディ クラブ メンバーズ展でハーニバル デュベル& リッチマン スカルプチャ 賞を受賞しました。

Monday, November 24, 2008

Finished painting. 完成しました。

I finished painting,"Lemon". I didn't have time to paint for a few months. Click here and you can see how I started painting.
Wow! it was August 28!
I was making some editions of "Scissors" prints and helping to cast someone's sculptures.
Title is "Lemon" or "Peeling Lemon" What do you think?


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Won the Medal of Honor. 彫刻部門で一位のメダルオブオーナーを受賞!

The photos are when I was receiving the CLWAC Medal of Honor from 112th Annual Juried Exhibition Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at National Arts Club in October 15th and my Sculpture and myself. I was so happy to receive it.
The sculpture "Sorina" presents a female character whose tranquil, contemplative gaze is intended to suggests wisdom and inner strength.
I've been so busy since last month because I've had totally five group shows for two months that's why I could post anything. 
彫刻部門第一位のCLWACメダル オブ オーナーを第112回キャサリン ローリラード ウォルフ アート クラブ定期公募展にて受賞し作品ソリーナと受賞式の写真です。ソリーナは私が架空の女性をイメージして製作した作品です。

グループ 展がこの2ヶ月で5つもあり大変でした。1週間程リラックス出来るかなと思ってます。これから年末にかけてまた忙しくなります。もう10月末、約2ヶ月で今年も終わりですね。何だか時間の経つのが本当に早くて、怖いぐらいです。

Monday, September 29, 2008

The costume ball. 舞踏会

I attended the Grand Paradise Lost Costume Ball and the opening reception celebrating John Milton's 400th birthday at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, September 27th. There was dance performances, live music with swing band and singer, and more. I really enjoyed everything as I've never attended this kind of the ball. I'm showing some pictures here. My sculpture, titled "Demon", is in the exhibition. It's a great show. Don't miss it! It'll be until November 2nd (Sun). Click For more information

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Received an Award! ゴールドブラシ賞を受賞!

I had the reception and the award ceremony of Audubon Artists 66th Annual Juried Exhibition in September 21. I received The Jack Richeson Co. & Gold Brush Award. My painting was accepted and won the Award. I'm so happy to receive it. Here are the pictures of the reception at Salmagundi Club. It's titled Dancing Crane, the pink abstract painting in the upper picture.
9月21日オディボン アーティスツ第66回定期公募展のレセプションがありました。私の抽象画がゴールドブラシ賞を受賞しました。私のダンシング・クレイン, が入選した事,そして,賞を受賞してとっても嬉しいです。来てくれた皆様ありがとうございました。写真はレセプションの様子です。

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Scissors & Bobbin

I've been working on this etching since July 1st. Finally I'm printing out a limited edition now. I printed about 18 prints so far but I'm not satisfied with some of them. Printing by hand is not like a copy machine. It's difficult to make the same print every time. So I'll make more prints.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Three Musketeers?(三銃士?)

Aran is my friend of mine. His appearance is like Three Musketeers. I wanted to make his sculpture. So I asked him to sit for me about four years ago. At that time, I promised him create a copy. I made the busts with two different patina. A dark one is for him. Finally he picked it up last night. He changed his hair style but it's the same mustache. I took a souvenir picture for him with his busts.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Reception of the Black & White Exhibition

I had a reception of the Annual Black and White Exhibition at Salmgundi Club last Thursday. I had two lithographs that were accepted.
I was glad to hear that people love "Kissing The Universe" in the gallery. Because it's unusual and fun to see what they said.
I've been busy dropping off and picking up my artworks at the galleries recently. That's why I couldn't post anything.
Here is
the list of the upcoming Exhibitions. Everybody is welcome at the receptions!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to work...

I took a rest and continued painting this piece today. There is some white cloth behind lemon but I think it doesn't need it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another still life painting

I didn't finish the painting that is Wedgwood teacup's one. I want to take a rest for my eyes. And I'll continue to paint it soon. I was planning not to do anything today but I started painting a new still life painting. I made a simple set up in this time. I really need take a break.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Almost finish...

I'm always paint with natural light. I've started painting from late afternoon to evening for a few days. It was getting dark outside so that the painting became darker.
I'm going to work on it earlier tomorrow.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Title: Fruit with Blue Silk Fabric

This painting is a still life arrangement featuring fruit (an orange, a lemon, red grapes, green grapes)and red wine. The tablecloth in the painting was originally an antique kimono belt, which is called "obi" in Japanese. I came across this obi at an antique store in Japan and the design of the pattern caught my eye.
I saw the pattern reflecting in the silver bowl, it was so beautiful. That's why I wanted to paint it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Continuing working on the painting

I couldn't start working earlier but I painted a lot today.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Started painting...

I got some fruit in this morning and set up still life since then. I started painting around two o'clock. It takes time to set up for decided composition and color.
I haven't been painting for almost ten months. I'm a kind of miss it.
I'm continuing working on it tomorrow too.
So I'm going to post new picture of the painting.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kissing the Universe - Albert Einstein

Which quotes do you like?
The idea of the drawing came out last summer. Finaly I made it.
Title: Kissing The Universe
Medium: Lithograph
Image Size: 9"x13"


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Before printing out Albert Einstein...

I spent a few nights researching Einstein's quotes. He left a lot of funny and good ones. There is a limited space to write the quotes on the plate. I picked some of them and wrote backwards. It's difficult to choose them but I enjoyed doing it.
I don't know when it's printing out, if it's possible to read the words.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Albert Einstein

I'm still working on the etching plate. Fixing it and printing out these process are over and over again. It takes time to finish fixing and making editions. In the meantime, I started drawing on Einstein's portrait the lithograph plate.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The test print

Well...the dark tone and the shadow of the scissors look okay but I'm not satisfy with the gradation on the table. I'm going to fix on the plate.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The second stage

This is the plate I drew for making gradation. I took a photo before soaking it into acid tank. The dark part of drawing is not going to bite. It reverses the image and tones. I can post some test print soon...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

finished painting!

It's different from the last posted picture, isn't it. The pink tent seems like one from a circus, and I think it makes the painting exciting and fun.
Now, the title is "l'isle enchante".

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The first stage

The idea came in May. You can see the photos on the blog May 19th.
I started this etching on July 1st.
The first week, I decided composition, a size of image and how to make a texture of the table etc...
The second week, I prepared a copper plate and etched on it.
So far, I have one print for the etching. Now, I've been drawing on the plate for making gradation with aquatint. It takes time to do this process.
Hope I can post the next stage soon.

第二週目は, 銅版の用意そして最初のエッチングをしました。今現在アクアテントで濃淡を出しているとこです。近い内に次の工程の写真を載せられると思います。

Friday, July 25, 2008

Still working on this piece

I'm thinking about title is "Enchanted Island"


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Title: Moving Silence

I finished this painting today.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Old drawing

I thought I didn't save many pictures of my drawings but I found this drawing I drew about eight years ago I guess.
I tried blind contour drawing for the outline and then making shadows on it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

To continue working on the new painting

Rotated canvas looks nice I think.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Started another painting


Monday, July 7, 2008

Almost finish

It seems some parts of the painting worked a little too much. But I think it needs more work.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New project

I used another my lithograph (bottom picture, title: Central Park) to paint.
I want to work it more.
I think I started working on a new etching now so I need something fun such as this kind of painting.


Friday, June 27, 2008

3D sketch

It's one hour sketch for sculpture in clay. This is a really nice pose.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I finished this painting. During working on it, I was wondering what is the difference between mixed media and collage. Is this collage? I researched them and I found that my painting is mixed media because I used paint (Acrylic and oil) and lithograph(ink) on the canvas.
I really enjoyed doing the process of the painting.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you!

It was the reception of Merit Scholarship Winners Exhibition (The exhibition of work by winners of the Art Students League's 2007 merit scholarship competition) last night. My old friends came and congratulated me on the exhibition and receiving the Award that I also won The Michael Ponce de Leon Printmaking Award the same time. I had not seen some of them for four or five years. So I was very happy to see them.
Thank you for coming!
この展覧会はArt Students League of New York , 2floor Gallery(215West 57thStreet, NY, NY)で7月9日まで開催しています。

Monday, June 16, 2008

Playing with paper and color

It's a kind of recycle!? I have a lot of the proof papers for lithography. I used them to make a mixed media yesterday. It's not finished yet. The bottom photo is a working progress. The size is 12"x12".

の紙を使ってペインティングをしてみました。まだ 製作過程です。

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Continuing to work on the female figure

It's a one month pose. It seems like a difficult pose for her to hold. I'm sorry about her. But for me, It's beautiful pose. She is a wonderful model.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Human body is wonderful!


I've been making sculptures with my imaginations recently. So I really missed sculpting with model.
It's my second day working on the sculpture. (click to enlarge the photo)
I'm so excited to be working with a great model now. Her back has a lovely curve. I regret that I didn't take photo of her back to show you. The curves around abdomen and pelvis are very nice as well.
I'm going to continue to work and post photos.
See you soon...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Finished casting "The cat and I"

The different lightings make the image look different.

Click to enlarge the picture.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The next project(次の作品のアイデア)

I've been very busy a couple week but I was thinking about next project.
I took some pictures for next etching on Sunday afternoon.
These are the pictures I like soft lighting and light and shape shadows.
I think it's technically very difficult to do etching. I've never tried to do photo-etching but I may try!? I heard it's not easy to do. I don't decide it yet. I'm going to think of it.
Maybe it looks nice to painting too I guess. It's a new type of still life.
Okay, See you!
( Matane!)