Pumpkin Art !
The days are getting colder. Autumn is a reminder of how quickly the hot summer days change like this. Around this time of the year, I paint on artificial pumps. Below is a picture drawn on a pumpkin
Artificial Pumpkins are made of plastic as shown below. They come in different sizes and shapes, and white pumpkins are recommended for painting. The paint absorbs better than paper, and acrylic paints tend to have better attachment.
Water colors, acrylic paints, and felt pens are absorbed better than expected.
Just draw a sketch like this and add highlights to it.
This is the finished picture. Pumpkin art is very attractive because it is a three-dimensional canvas that can be rotated from various angles.
I'm going to display this Pumpkin at the Gallery North Art Show tomorrow.
My painting, Life is.. in local newspaper.
Yesterday, Mills Pond gallery emailed me that one of my drawings was featured in a newspaper. It's always one of the things I'm grateful for. The even small notices like these are a big message of support for me as I have to run a long-distance marathon.
Especially in my case, I am desperately running to draw. Relatively less time to draw compared to other painters, so I have to fight against time every time. All drawings should be made as small as possible as quickly as possible and the cost should be kept to a minimum, but the quality of the artwork should be great.
Above all else, I need to divide my spare time to promote and constantly create ideas to make money with my paintings. In order not to lose the opportunity for self-development and upgrade, I should participate in this artist open call and hold a group exhibition with other artists to gather information and to make a network.
But I am always grateful for this situation. Because being able to draw is a great blessing. I couldn't even imagine in the difficult days of the past that I would be given a life that I could live with while I was busy like this. In my youth, I always thought of the struggling families around me first and lived by solving their problems. It can be said that my dreams and future were almost non-existent.
But as the years passed, I was proudly independent of their problems. And I'm thinking of my dream and running to make it come true. There were times when I felt it was too late to realize it, and it was painful, but it must have been a good fertilizer for me too. Anyway, now that I'm drawing, I can be grateful for everything in the past.
I can't think of a big achievement because I have to walk little by little slowly. But, like the news paper above, I think there will be some good results if it will be revealed one by one. And above all else, I found my life through painting, so I think this is the biggest achievement in itself.
Just as the yellow butterfly flies with zig-zags shape desperately to survive, to escape from predators, and sits on a flower of the same color as it, vigilantly sucking nectar, so did I in life. In fact, as you know, life itself is for survival. But even from a far, this would be a very beautiful sight.
I also draw beautiful pictures every day. But these paintings have to be sold to make a living. So I try every day with efforts. It will be like a butterfly that flies to and fro in search of honey every day. I hope that these processes of my life will become beautiful works of art when viewed from a distance.
Myungja Anna Koh