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on: February 19, 2017, 10:23:55 PM
I had the pleasure this weekend to work with a well-known and respected master artist in Hawaii, Harry Tsuchidana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Tsuchidana).   At 85, his body is spry; his memory is incredibly sharp; and his creativity is boundless.


He uses lots of bold color and abstraction, both of which I rarely ever use.  I was quite a challenge.  By the end of class, I promised to give his methods some thought and today did a mixed media piece in graphite and watercolor pencil of a favorite spot, Laie Point.


I can just hear Harry now saying, it's not bold enough.  It needs more color!  Baby steps, Harry; baby steps.

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Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 11:12:13 PM
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Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 01:26:44 AM
I can just hear Harry now saying, it's not bold enough.  It needs more color!  Baby steps, Harry; baby steps.


 :heeha:   After looking at some of his works, I'll bet you were a challenge! Colours leaping off the canvas, abstract shapes... I'll bet he had fun with you though!  :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 03:19:25 PM
Wow, Mea, what an honour to work with a respected Master Artist. Love your photograph too. Patricia
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Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 05:13:37 PM
I bet that was inspiring Mea. Always so interesting to talk with another artist and hear how they approach their work and how art fits into their lives.
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Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 05:26:55 PM
Thanks, Trev, Val, Patricia, and Mary Lou.

It was such a unique experience.  It's like we were talking to each other in two different languages.  Luckily, he had an incredible sense of humor.

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Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 10:34:05 PM
What an amazing experience Mea!
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Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 07:44:03 AM
Zayn,

Thanks, yes it was.  He has invited us to a collage demonstration at his studio.  He really liked our group.

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