Back to Painting

I returned to my art class at Laney College to start creating new designs for future greeting cards. We began by creating different styles of color wheels to show different shades/tints of colors. After showing my previous cards to others, there were great reviews from several students as well as professor Leslie. She mentioned to the class that you’re here to show off your painting skills because according to Bob Ross, “This canvas is your world. You’re the creator”.

Of course, it didn’t take long for me to jump right into painting mode. This week, I worked on a smaller 8×10” canvas instead of my usual 16×20”, and it was back to basic paintings to refresh the imagination. As I was working,  professor Leslie stated to me, “You paint like crazy!” Well, what can I say? The kid still got it!

As the weeks go on, there will be new masterpieces that will be developed into future greeting cards, including the color wheel. And I’ll try to upload pictures to see the progress that goes on. 

Niles Antique Fair

Today, I went to the Niles District of Fremont for the annual Antique Fair to see what people were selling. The items that were sold ranged from old antiques from back in the day, to newer stuff, and everything in between. The booths that I enjoyed the best were the sports wear such as jerseys, hats, T-Shirts, trading cards, and fan signs.

The highlight of the day was buying a painting from a seller that painted it himself. At first glance, I knew that I had to purchase it, and he sold it to me for $5 because this painting was inspired by Bob Ross.

After seeing all the things at the antique fair, it gave me the inspiration to create my own masterpieces that could turn into a future greeting card, whether it’s a Bob Ross style painting or something in the sports industry.

In addition, I plan to continue to explore more antique fairs, flea markets, swap meets, or art-and-wine festivals, so I can find more hidden treasures to discover. Who knows what I might find! Maybe my cards can also be sold at these types of events. 

Hiatus/Back in the Saddle

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’ve been off for a while due to personal things going on. However, I do want to mention that I returned to uCamps for the second annual alumni camp at Camp Sempervirens in Boulder Creek.

Coming back to camp was like bringing back old memories and seeing people I haven’t seen in years. Of course, I sent them cards along with paintings that looked like camp. Camp director, Blake referred to them as post cards, but it doesn’t matter how you look at them.

Now I’m back at Laney College for another semester doing more paintings and studying graphic arts so I can further develop this website. Hopefully, I’ll start creating new designs for future greeting cards and a possible business card.