2013년 11월 29일 금요일

some sketches in celebration of a wedding (결혼식)

Last weekend, I attended the wedding of my colleague's son(강갑식 건축사 아들) at Ofelis Wedding Convention(오펠리스 웨딩) located in Seosomun-dong(서소문동) near Seoul City Hall. The wedding hall was so elegant and crowded with guests including our intimate friends(서대문구 건축사). We celebrated the beautiful wedding and enjoyed reception festively. While wedding ceremony, I sketched several scenes of wedding ceremony cautiously and quickly among the guests. In the wedding hall, painting is prohibited. So after leaving the wedding hall, I added colors as I saw. It was quite a pleasant sketch time. 

the opening of the wedding ceremony (개회사), pen and watercolor,
officiant's message(주례사), pen and watercolor, pen and watercolor,
the groom sang a nuptial song (축가)for his bride, pen and watercolor,
two families are gathered in commemoration of the wedding, pen and watercolor,
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook ).
결혼식장은 우아한 분위기와 커플의 예쁜 모습,  북적거리는 라운지와 피로연장....정숙함과 떠들썩함이 혼재하는 ~~ 긴장감 속에 흥미진진한 스케치 장소입니다.

2013년 11월 26일 화요일

some buildings around Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu

Gwanhun-dong(관훈동) is known as a gateway to the Insadong-gil, the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea. The area is bordered by Anguk-dong(안국동) and Songhyeon-dong(송현동)to the north, Gyeongun-dong(경운동)to the east, and Insadong(인사동) to the south, and Gyeonji-dong (견지동) to the west. There are numbers of galleries standing closely together like Insa-dong. I sketched some small galleries and other buildings on my way to Insa-dong occasionally. 

Ara Art Center(아라아트센터), pen and watercolor,
Baegak Art Space(백악미술관), pencil and watercolor, 
a building construction site near the galleries, pen and watercolor,
Bon Gallery(본 갤러리) at Gyeonji-dong, brush pen and watercolor,
Seoul Jungang Church(제7일안식교 서울중앙교회), pen and watercolor,
( 14.8 x 21cm sketchbook )
가끔 인사동 들를 때 지나가는 관훈동 골목에 모여있는 건물들은 작지만 독특하고 서로 다른 느낌을 스케치에 담기에 좋은 소재들입니다.

2013년 11월 22일 금요일

miscellaneous sketches around Jogyesa Temple, Gyeonji-dong (견지동)

This year, I went sketching to Jogyesa Temple( 조계사) several times. The temple has a number of colorful subjects for sketching. Here are some pieces not yet posted on usk blog.

looking at the main gate, One Pillar Gate ( 일주문을 보며), pen and watercolor,
temple office (종무소), pen and watercolor,
outdoor shelter in front of the temple office ( 신도용 쉼터 ), pen and watercolor,
connection bridge to the annex sanctuary, ( 별관 연결 브릿지), pencil and watercolor,
an angle rafter of Daewoongjeon ( 대웅전 추녀 ), pen and watercolor,
a camera crew waiting for inauguration of supreme patriarch ( 종정 취임식 촬영 준비 ), pencil and watercolor,
two monks guided followers to the rally ( 집회장을 안내하며..), pen and watercolor,
( 14.8 x 21cm sketchbook )
최근의 조계사 스케치 중에서 usk 블로그에 올리지 않았던 그림들을 올립니다. 도심사찰은 정숙한 분위기보다는 활기차고 조화로운 장면들이 생동감을 줍니다.

2013년 11월 21일 목요일

sketches at Okcheonam Temple, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Okcheonam (옥천암) is small and beautiful temple in Hongeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. The temple is located at the foot of the hill of Samgaksan Mountain, and beneath the precinct Hongjecheon stream flows throughout the year. Okcheonam dates back to the 14th century during the Goryeo dynasty, and is also famous for a carved Buddha. The granite carving is concave and painted in a lovely seashell white, and so called " The White Buddah (하얀 부처)".The temple buildings are built on narrow and steep bedrock linearly, nevertheless the hierarchial linkage of architectures seems very interesting and beautiful features harmonized with the natural landscape. I sketched the neat and beautiful temple looking at the harmonious roof lines fascinatedly.

front view approaching the temple, pen and watercolor,
looking at the sequence of roofs, pen and soft pastel,
entrance into the precinct, pen and watercolor,
"White Buddah" in Bodogak, pen and watercolor,
side view of Bodogak, pen and watercolor,
looking down the One Pillar Gate, pen and watercolor,
a scenery along the Naebu Expressway on the opposite side of the temple, pencil and watercolor.
another sketch on the same spot, pencil,
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
삼각산을 두르고 세검정 맑은 물 계류를 따라 호젓이 앉아있는 옥천암.
홍제천 다리를 건너 가까이 갈수록 첩첩지붕이 절 내음을 살며시 풍기며~
"하얀 부처"가 맞아주는 동네 사찰의 훈훈한 맛에 인정미가 흘러나온다.

2013년 11월 19일 화요일

some sketches at Yedamso restaurant, Gapyeong County (가평군)

Last Sunday, I participated in Korea Outdoor Watercolor Artist' group at Yedamso (예담소) restaurant. At the restaurant, the closing ceremony of the annual outdoor sketching of 2013 season was held festively. After the ceremony and lunch, I couldn't help sketching indoors with some of watercolorists due to the windy and cold weather outside. 
I was satisfied with my works in a pleasant mood inside the restaurant. 

a sketch of figures, pen and watercolor, 30.5 x 40.5cm 
an indoor scene, pen and watercolor, 30.5 x 40.5cm
an outdoor scene, pen and watercolor, 30.5 x 40.5cm 
2013 야외사생 마무리 축제 분위기 속에서~~ 
바깥 풍경, 실내 정경, 다정한 인물 모습들입니다. 
야외 수채화와 현장 스케치는 일맥상통하고, 
서로 같은 연장선에 있다고 늘 생각합니다 

2013년 11월 18일 월요일

A watercolor painting in Chungdong First Methodist Church, Jung-gu, Seoul

Chungdong First Methodist Church, pencil and watercolor, 54 x 74cm
quick sketch before watercolor painting, brush pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
another quick sketch on the same spot, bruch pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Seoul Museum of Art (서울 시립 미술관 SeMA), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm


Last Saturday, the fall weather was so fine for sketching. I visited Jeongdong Street for sketching with Seoul urban sketchers. Chungdong First Methodist Church is Korea's first Protestant church built in 1897 by Appenzeller and constructed with red brick, country Gothic style. The church is located in the center of the beautiful Jeongdong Street, and is especially beautiful in autumn, when the leaves fall from the trees that line the street. And the shadow of external brick wall of the church varies from hour to hour rhythmically. 
I was impressed by the attractive scene, and painted in watercolor standing up in front of the church half a day. 

가을 단풍 바람에 흩날리며 그림자와 함께 붉은 벽면을 스쳐가는 
정동 제일교회는 아름다운 정동길의 작은 보석 같습니다. 
정동길 따라 그리는 것은 어반 스케쳐가 누리는 작은 행복입니다.

2013년 11월 13일 수요일

some watercolor paintings with watercolorists

Korea Outdoor Watercolor Arists' group(한국 야외수채화가회)  runs painting program on every Sunday in the countryside. The group held seasonal open and close events semiannually, and numbers of artists gathered to enjoying the festive meeting. 
Sometimes, I joined in the meeting and painted lively scenes including familiar figures. 

at Paldangri(팔당리), March 2012,
at Daesungri(대성리), July 2012, 
at Gosan-dong(의정부 고산동), November 2012, 
at Yedamso(예담소), March 2013,
at Jangam-dong(의정부 장암동), July 2013,
at Gosan-dong(고산동), September 2013,
( pencil and watercolor, 54 X 74cm )
20년 전부터 수채화를 수없이 그려왔던 사생들판에 요즘은 가끔씩 나가지만, 갈 때 마다 반가운 얼굴들과 현장 느낌에 고무되어 살아있는 장면들을 많이 그립니다.

2013년 11월 10일 일요일

quick drawings of attractive scenes

Sometimes, I used to encountered with the unexpected dynamic scenes in my daily life.
Whenever I feel an impulse to sketch, I draw them immediately.

motocycles are in front of stores along the street at Jongno-6ga (종로 6가), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

performing traditional dance at Yeolin Madang(시민 열린마당) in front of Gwanghwamun, pen and watercolor, 14.8 x 21cm

at the Multicultural Unity Festival, Goyang city (2013 고양 다문화 어울 마당), pen and watercolor, 21 x29.6cm

some figures at Homeplus(홈플러스)store, pen and watercolor,14.8 x 21cm

the night view toward Jongno 1 Crossing (종로 네거리), pen and watercolor, 14.8 x 21cm

Hongjimun(홍지문) and Hongjecheon(홍제천) stream, pen and watercolor, 21 x29.6cm
느닷없이 살아있는 장면을 보는 순간, 
그리고 싶은 충동에 따라 본능적으로
휘리릭~ 그리는 스케치는 언제나 상쾌합니다.
설명보다  느낌이 앞서기 때문인가 봅니다.

2013년 11월 8일 금요일

several sketches at Heungguksa Temple (흥국사) in Goyang City

This autumn I visited Heungguksa Temple twice for temple sketching. The temple is not so far from my village and access road is pretty smooth to approach. In the precincts of the temple,The yellow chrysanthemums were in full glory all over the place and I was fascinated by the scenic beauty of the colorful fall leaves around the temple. A number of temple buildings, including Yaksajeon(1686~), were well arranged harmoniously combined with one another surrounding the courtyard. 
Sketching the traditional architecture is very helpful for me to develop the sense of proportion. 

Yaksajeon, pen and watercolor
 the scenery in the foreground, pen and watercolor
 ascending the stone steps toward the courtyard, pen and watercolor
 the front view of Seolbupjeon(mitajeon), brush pen
 the side view of Seolbupjeon, pen and watercolor
 Gugrakjeon, pen and watercolor
outdoor coffee stand as a resting place, pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
흥국사는 서울 근교의 가까운 사찰로 넓고 아늑한 분위기를 지닌 고찰입니다. 
완만한 사찰 진입로 주변과 평탄한 경내 건물들을 돌며 스케치하기 좋습니다. 
높낮이의 자연스러운 흐름, 단절과 이음사이의 분위기, 형태의 구성미.... 
전통건축 스케치는 비례, 대칭, 균형, 조화~~그릴수록 도움이 되는 훌륭한 소재입니다.