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


"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!


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!

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


"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


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.


"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


toning shadows


"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


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

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

"Downtown View #2"
oil on canvas

"View From Mulholland Drive"
oil on canvas

"Koreatown #1, #2"
oil on canvas

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

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.


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!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gallery show update

Sunflower, Jasmine, Nasturtium"
charcoal, acrylic, and oil on canvas

Here is my newest painting which will be hanging in the upcoming show! It has been exciting and challenging to complete and frame an entire show, but the result is worth the effort. I look forward to taking my art and career to a higher professional level, and am very grateful to all those who support me on this journey. Special thanks go to Gallery CLU for making this show possible!
See the gallery website here. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gallery Show!

I am very pleased to announce that I will be having my first solo gallery show at Gallery CLU in Los Angeles. The show will take place from July 9th-21st, with an opening reception from 4-7pm on the 11th.  All recent work, both plein air and studio work. Hope to see you there!!

And here are a few preview shots, stay tuned for the full show after the opening!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Paintings!

I hope the spring brings energy and renewal to all! Here are a few new works, lots and lots of projects being worked on, be sure to stay tuned for an exciting summer!

""Downtown View"
oil on canvas

"orange tree study"
oil on canvas

"orange tree study"
oil on canvas

oil on paper

"Central Park Palms-Pasadena"
oil on panel

Saturday, May 9, 2015