October update

It’s been awhile since my last update. Well, a lot had happened… and we finally moved to a new city/ place in early October. For the  past few weeks, we have been busy unpacking/ settling down/ explore the neighborhood.

Art wise, I’m hoping to do more art videos in the future and have been trying to figure out how to take better videos with my phone.

I’ve just uploaded a video of me painting Tommy the Cat. A lot can be improved and hope to find a better set up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the video and subscribe if you like it :)

May update

When I thought that April was a tough month, May is even worse… and I can’t imagine what June’d be like…

Well, at least I’ve continued to make art…

I’ve decided to be more focused when working on the ACEO projects, and tried to work with some themes. I did a series of abstract work using the Holbein Acryla Gouache and modelling paste… but I found that the colors I got all have very similar values and its hard to get a large enough contrast…not satisfied with the results.

Abstract ACEOs
Abstract ACEOs

Another series I’ve worked on is the “Girls in the Universe” series. I had fun randomly applying colors onto the paper, and then worked out the details using negative painting techniques.

Girls in the Universe
Girls in the Universe

I’ve also decided to join many other artists on instagram for the #the100dayproject from 19 April to 27 July. I’ve been painting cats using the Acryla Gouache so that I can explore the medium more… you can search this hashtag #100daysofgouachecats on instagram for my work.

A photo posted by April Y (@leafbear) on

I haven’t been able to do much in May, except for the #100daysofgouachecats project. Still, I’m about a week behind and need to catch up.

I didn’t do any ACEOs in May :( I think I need some time to rethink about my goals…Hope I have better news to share in the next update.

March ACEOS

A late update on my ACEO project – I managed to finish a total of 54 ACEOs in March! I was experimenting with different papers and different art materials. It was fun just to paint whatever I feel like whenever I feel like, but after doing that randomly for the past 3 months, I think I need to be a little more focus and working on some series instead of making a lot of individual pieces… and I need some time to think what I’d like to focus on…it’s hard to decide……

ACEOs by April Y
ACEOs by April Y

Keep on Painting…

2016 is the year for ACEO! I’m going to keep on painting, keep on experimenting, and hopefully keep improving… :) 

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2016 ACEO project
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