a fresh start
My BLUE series was not created in sequence despite the numbering 1 through 14 might lead viewers to believe.
Which is also to say my next series, RED began before I finished BLUE no. 8 & 9 and no. 12.
Blue is the organizing color along with my use of mixed media and acrylics on a variety of canvas sizes.
The choice of blue to carry my work from 2020 into 2023 was intentional.
Among many reasons, blue reflects three years of missing my dad, George (1930-2019). And more.
Blue was the color we chose when we re-painted (June 2021) our building façade at 121 Vance Street.
Specifically Sherwin Williams's 2020 color-of-the-year "naval" SW no. 6244,
which then (Feb. 2020), I decided to use on 6 canvases (no. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12)
as a test run before committing to it on our storefront.
The series began with blue no. 1 and from there,
by working on one or more paintings on any given day,
the series unfolded over the next three years:
BLUE series (2020 - 2023)
(click link to view updated SERIES, within ARTIST)
no. 1 (hydrangeas) - February - June 2019
no. 2 & 3 - April - May 2022
no. 4 (always choose love) - October 2016 - (breaks, on & off) - August 2020
no. 5,6,7 (finding common ground) - May - October 2020
no. 8 & 9 (two of a kind) - May 2020 - (breaks, on & off) - February 2023
no. 10 & 11 - June 2020
no. 12 (BreAthE) - May 2020 - (breaks, on & off) - February 2023
no. 13 & 14 - October 2020
This month, I finished blue no. 8 & 9, two of a kind created side-by-side as one work.
-- mixed media: dried flowers (from friends & family), black inks, glass beads, acrylics --
Simultaneously, I signed off on blue no. 12, BreAthE.
-- mixed media: pages of medical journals & magazines, black inks, paper, acrylics --
Creating each BLUE artwork was intentional, conscious, and deliberate.
Making art got me through the last three years.
In addition to naval SW no. 6244,
we chose Sherwin Williams's "poinsettia" SW no. 6594
as the accent color for our signage at 121 Vance Street:
GYang (signature) and Ho Yang Fine Art (logo).
In February 2022, I started my RED series with no. 1, red chairs
-- in process, not yet signed --
Today, with both YELLOW & BLUE series completed,
a look back to Dragon & Phoenix (2008)
-- blue orb, yellow background, signed GYang in red --
brings me full circle to RED (ongoing) as my next series and a fresh start.
also completed and signed GYang this month:
#TrippingThisLife3 sketchbook (2018-2023)
I remain thankful for each day filled with art & love.
Owner of HYFA. Original art-work signed GYang. Artist, educator, and advocate ...because art matters. Retired Family Physician (MD)