Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Paintings

Here are a few paintings from this year.
"still life with tangerines, lemons, and mango"
oil on linen
9x12 inches

"daisies"
oil on linen
4x8 inches

"tulips"
oil on linen
8x10 inches

"Santa Monica"
oil on panel
12x24 inches

"quince blossoms"
oil on linen
8x4 inches

Final 2015 works

As promised here are a few of the last works from 2015
"Lemon Tree"
oil  on canvas
18x24 inches
"Orange Tree #4"
oil on panel
18x36 inches
"Nasturtiums"
oil on panel
24x48 inches
"Nasturtiums"
Mixed Media on wood
22x50 inches
"Santa Monica Pier"
oil on panel
9x12 inches

Sunday, January 31, 2016

LA Art Show 2016

After a long year of preparation, BIAA and Gallery CLU were able to participate in the LA Art Show 2016. Here are some pictures from the fair.



Guide

OUr Booth #538 Gallery CLU

Curator Chuck Hohng and I in front of "Border/Order"
Epic live portraiture

Art Fair Madness!

Big Event!



I was very nervous about showing this piece, versus a more traditional landscape hang. Overall  think I made the right decision, my postcard ran out quickly, and there was a lot of interest in the piece. The fair closes today at 5 pm!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016

Well, the year 2016 is already upon us! I hope this new year finds you with happiness, energy, and inspiration. I plan on creating more work, as well as pushing in a few different directions this year. I still need to post the last of the 2015 paintings, and a couple more from this year, so stay tuned for more photos in the next week.

"View from Los Angeles crest freeway" 
oil on canvas
5.5x30 inches

Friday, December 11, 2015

Construction of the Wilshire Grand... Part1

after the first painting session



This is the first part of a triptych, to be completed late 2016/early2017 documenting the construction of the Wilshire Grand, soon to be the tallest building on the west coast! This has been the most difficult project I have ever conceived! Stay tuned for the second part to be completed early next year!


"Construction of the Wilshire Grand Part 1"
oil on canvas
18x34 inches

Persimmons!


"persimmon study"
oil on canvas
8x10 inches

There is a beautiful tree in our neighborhood. As autumn began Lisa and I noticed the tree heavy with ripe persimmons and golden leaves. Chiding each other we joked about who would grab a branch for me to paint! One evening I came home to the most beautiful spray of fruit possible sitting on our living room table. I immediately sat down and painted a quick color study while thinking about the canvases I had available for larger paintings! The fruit stayed ripe long enough for me to complete two finished paintings, taking the remaining persimmons to thanksgiving dinner where we made a spicy habanero chutney!


"Persimmons #1"
oil on canvas
22x34 inches

"Persimmons #2"
oil on canvas
30x40 inches

And here they are seen side by side! Im really looking forward to varnishing these in 2016!


Border/Order

This is the newest mixed media piece, which I am very excited about. I plan on completing a series of 6 similar pieces for 2016!

"Border/Order"
mixed media on paper
36x60 inches

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Drawings continued: old master copies

 Working from old master drawings is one of the most valuable tools available to the artist. We were lucky enough to see the Andrea Del Sarto exhibit at the Getty center this summer, which inspired all but the first drawing seen here. The show included about 50 drawings executed in red chalk.
"after raphael"
red chalk on paper
12x18 inches


layout

"after del sarto"
red chalk on paper
12x 18 inches


 "after del sarto"
red chalk on paper
12x 18 inches
"after del sarto"
red chalk on paper
12x 14 inches
"after del sarto"
conte crayon on paper
12x 18 inches


Drawings...

Hope the autumn is finding everyone well! We are enjoying a respite from the heat here in southern california, with temperatures averaging in the low 80s and cool nights! Here are some drawing photos, with a few in-progress shots.

Tools

"fig tree study"
black and white conte crayon on blue paper
12x18 inches
"drapery study"
vine charcoal and white chalk on grey paper
12x18 inches

 layout

toning shadows

smudging

"drapery study"
graphite on paper
18x24 inches


portrait of HIM in progress

"Portrait of HIM"
conte crayon on paper
18x24 inches
"Portrait of Empress Menen"
conte crayon on paper
18x 24 inches





Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paintings

"Los Angeles-In Color"
charcoal, oil on canvas
20x64"

"Orange Tree #2"
charcoal, conte crayon, and oil on canvas
24x50"


"Downtown View #2"
oil on canvas
22x48"



"View From Mulholland Drive"
oil on canvas
48x72"



"Koreatown #1, #2"
oil on canvas
8x10"



The Pulse of the City-Landscape Painting in Los Angeles

Everywhere populations exist there is feeling, action, and interaction; a pulse. Living in a region one begins to take note of this pulse, sometimes understanding it clearly, sometimes wondering what its all about. Translating those intangibles to canvas is what this show aims to do. Many of the locations and objects depicted here are studied and revisited multiple times, the feeling of the place gradually absorbed rather than quickly captured. Painting on location provides unique challenges and benefits; the distractions present and  the logistics of finding a proper location are daunting enough to make the average painter shy away from this practice. But alas, when the location is scouted and the light is right, something magical happens, and the painting becomes much greater than a mere representation. The passerby who stops to chat, the group of young children who observe diligently, and the fellow artist who offers advice, all of these people and the subsequent reactions and interactions become part of the creative process, expanding outwards from easel and palette. As with most  Art, the ultimate goal of creating work that speaks both universally and locally is ever-present, only then do the paintings truly become powerful. Sometimes we succeed, and sometimes we fail when we are sure to succeed, but always we are feeling "The Pulse of the City".

Yuma Lynch 
Los Angeles
2015






Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pictures from the show

Here are some photos from the show, Special thanks to Stephen Berkman, highly accomplished photographer and friend, for taking these snapshots.
My Wonderful Mother and I!

Awesome people, My Mother, good friend and artist Walter Martinez, Stephen Berkman, and the awesome Janine.

My Love Lisa with a beautiful Viola performance.

Chatting.

My awesome boss, gallery owner, and artist Ellie Bae, with Lisas Aunt Kathy Kim, now patron, thank you Kathy!

the crowd hanging out

Talking to walter and Curator, Chuck Hohng. Thank you Chuck for all the hard work you put into the show!



Chatting with my good friend Gabriel Haas, who drove down from the Bay Area to see the show and hang out in LA!

The show was a great success, thanks to all the people who came out to support! Special thank you to those who purchased work! Until next time, back to the easel!