Friday, June 21, 2013
title: "forest 2013 12x6 feet"
dimensions: 12x6 feet
production: 2013 May
Original acrylic painting on canvas that is not stretched nor framed. This can be hung vertically or horizontally. The extra black edges can be used to stretch over to a frame. You'll need a carpenter to build a such a frame and need an experienced hand to stretch this size of canvas. I've sold about 10 of this scale, and most buyers hang as is. When they moved, they simply rolled it up to transport it to a new place.
A photo below is the same painting as the above photo but hung vertically instead of horizontally. This piece is entirely versatile, meaning you can choose the orientation on how it's hung.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
STEADY HANDNo, I do NOT have a steady hand. I only learned how to work with the naturally occurring shakes and twitches of a hand while painting the lines. As a matter of fact, anyone can be trained to draw steady lines with enough practice.
Everything contributes to shaking and twitching of a hand. Blood circulation of our heart pumping blood throughout the body, breathing of our lungs pumping in and out the air, and mental distraction, both from surrounding stimuli and from our own thoughts cause our hand to shake or twitch during drawing or painting.
It seems impossible to keep a hand steady. To make the very long story extremely short, the secret I found is to work with the shake instead of resisting it. I learned that by attempting to eliminate the shakes and twitches, it would only get worse. Elimination of shakes and twitches was not possible.
The shakes and twitches stop only if you fully accept the shakes and twitches. That’s how I can paint steady lines with my shaky hand.