Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Painting to music



"Bach-3 minutes 43 seconds"
oil on canvas

This is a little collaborative project Lisa and I have been working on. Lisa Plays Viola, I paint. Still in its experimental stage I will keep updating as the process continues.


Palm Studies



"palm"
oil on canvas

"palms-sunset"
oil on panel
"palms-morning-evening"
oil on canvas



Palm springs

A few weekends past we travelled to Palm Springs to visit my Grandmother. Upon arriving I immediately noticed a stunning 4x4 foot canvas painted with alternating stripes and strokes of purple, orange, red, and yellow. Thus the inspiration I garner from visiting my grandmother never ceases to surprise or amaze me. We talked art, family, music, society, under a few beautiful  gold paintings, which were highly conceptual in their planning and execution. As my grandmother related, you cant get to the final pieces without going through the inspired creative process first! the trip was short, but my palette was necessarily brightened by the few pieces I got a chance to paint! Truly a joyful experience, I have plans to visit again soon.

"Mt SanJacinto"
oil on panel

"Sunrise"
oil on panel

July




"Royal Couple"
oil on canvas
Painted on 7-23-2014 


The month of July has come and gone quickly! I stayed nice and busy working on projects and getting out of town on the weekends. Out of respect for the 122nd anniversary of Haile Selassie I's earthstrong, We spent the 23rd of July in deep reflection, and meditation.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Still Life and Painting Class

"Still Life"
oil on panel


For the past month I have been teaching an introductory painting class to high school students. The job is truly a blessing, allowing me to focus daily on art and watch young artists grow and learn. We began the class with still life and a limited palette. Next we move on to copying old masterworks. Stay tuned for some of the students work.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mulholland Drive


"Color study for View From Mulholland Drive"
oil on canvas




While I tend to paint most pieces "plein air" studio works are enjoyable as well. Often working from a combination of photographs, drawings, and studies these medium sized canvases hold a quality and precision different to those painted on site. I have been scouring Los Angeles looking for views to paint on two 6x4' canvases I recently stretched. We ended up on Mulholland drive for the first one!





"View From Mulholland Drive"
oil on canvas
work in progress




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Color Study

"color study"
oil on panel

Palm study

I spent the last ten years learning to paint conifers, now it is time to learn palms!

"palm study"
oil on canvas

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rooftop view

This is the view from the roof of our apartment in Koreatown. 
"Rooftop View #1"
oil on canvas

Friday, June 20, 2014

Garlic

Upon glancing at and shaking the package sent from my Mother, I set it aside ascertaining that it must be forwarded mail. Later that evening, Lisa and I opened the box together and the flood of love and warmth that raised me swept back into my life. My Mother had harvested and sent me the garlic we had planted up north. Sitting in my apartment in Koreatown, looking at the Garlic we have grown for all these years, thinking of my wonderful Mother and Sisters that raised me, life has a continuity that remains unbroken.


"Garlic"
oil on panel

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Studies




"Praying hands-after Durer", "Head of woman-after velasquez"
oil on canvas 
8x8"

Lately I have been studying after old masterworks, here are a couple recent paintings.
Hope the summer is starting off well for all. We are slowly adjusting to a different pace of life, city life! Stay tuned for photos of my first medium sized landscapes painted here in LA, as well as some abstract work!
Yuma Lynch
Los Angeles
6-19-2014



HIM portraits

A couple of portaits of HIM Halie Sellassie I

"From truth alone is born liberty and only an educated people can consider itself as really free and master of its fate" -HIM Nov 3 1951



Saturday, May 31, 2014

LA

Palm trees
mixed media on newsprint

A few works on paper and a shot of my temporary studio space in our new apartment! We are settling in nicely.
portrait study after Durer
acrylic on newsprint

Los Angeles #1
mixed media on paper
 
Los Angeles # 2
mixed media on linen







Our new apartment looking nice thanks to Lisa! I hope all is well for my friends and family and all others! Blessings from LA!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jacarondas




Upon arriving in Pasadena Lisa and I were astounded by the purple trees dotting the neighborhoods. We found these beautiful Jacaronda Trees in Central Park. 


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Blessings

Peace and Blessings

"Calla Lilies"
oil on wood

"Irises"
oil on wood

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring

Spring is here and everything is green! Be sure to look out for all the spring flowers!

"Trinidad Head with scotch broom"
oil on panel

Record Boxes

Here are some hand-painted record boxes made for the SoundSystem.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Morning Painting

"Camel Rock"
oil on canvas

Sitting by the Ocean




 
"Sitting by the Ocean #1 and #2"
oil on canvas






These paintings are livicated to the strength of all Parents, Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents. Your  inspiration is and will always be with us!

Pear Blossoms

"Pear blossoms for Lisa"
Mixed media on wood