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Monday, November 30, 2020

Waves at Narrabeen

I sketched waves at Narrabeen in 41’ C. Strong winds broke the wave heads. Btw, ah, heaven, a big and cool watermelon slice from an esky! I love capturing the movement of waves and its colours. The beauty of life I feel in nature and an ocean. Friends, let’s enjoy life and drawing!


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Eucalyptus' Flowers

We, Australians love gum trees or eucalyptus. We, participants required to work on white flowers in Yuko Nagayama's workshop. To find white gum tree flowers was not hard like white  bottle brushes. So, here we go! A bit tricky and hard to depict it. Bees and birds enjoy honey. 
Btw it's wonderful that Yuko's workshop has opened up my eyes and inspired my hands for flowers and still life! I've begun to enjoy background, too. 

Often we see eucalyptuses grow to very tall, 30 to 60 m high. We rest under the shades and enjoy picnic in cool breeze in a summer.  Now, we're getting into a summer, full of sunshine. Let's enjoy sunshine. 
Friends, take care in pandemic. Stay safe. 



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Yuko Nagayama Online Workshop #2

In the subjects, flowers in a glass cup, Yuko Nagayama taught us how to handle a background as well as the subject. The participants were required to submit white flowers. I chose our native flowers, bottle brushes. But it was a bit hard work to find the white bottle brushes. 

Lovely, Yuko demonstrated the procedures and the any colours could be background that wiped off a narrow colour theoretical approach. Rather, she embraced emotions in an individual. Thank you very much, Yuko! You respect each participant and encourage us to be what we are. "You don't need to draw better (than others). Draw your own style and enjoy it!" I perfectly agree with her. 

Now, I'd like to "enjoy" painting a background. I've got interest in still life or flowers for the first time in my life!  
I look forward to the final session, a third one.  Friends, Happy Painting!     


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election

People's choice has masked off the direction to go. Congrats to Joe Biden and USA! His daughter is a social worker that has impressed me much. I hope he will understand people's pain and advocate the disadvantage in a difficult time. We wish the very best to America's future. 


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Sean Connery, James Bond Actor Dies

Sean Connery dies, best known for his role of James Bond, 007 series in movies. Once, we discussed about the absence of a super idol or a cultural icon in sociology at uni. Sean could be one of the idols who symbolised time and embodied cultures. For the time is there is a changing. Btw, Scotland's national flower is a thistle. 

The Spy Who Loved Scotland