New year, new site, new project

Out with the old and in with the new. Ditching Wordpress and moving to Squarespace! Much happier with their built-in image galleries and easy editing. Hopefully this means I'll actually update this more then 3 times a year.

2014 turned out to be a great year for DMoSan. Sales were significantly higher than last year and it was the start of Art for a Cause, so I am very happy with the amount of money I was able to donate to both FareStart and Food Lifeline. Thank you everyone that made this happen. Here's to supporting even more causes in the new year!

For 2015 I have decided to do a 52 project of one painting a week. This may prove too big of a commitment but there's only one way to find out! For a while now I've been wanting to learn how to paint in the style of ancient Chinese paintings, specifically the blue-green landscapes that evolved during the Tang Dynasty, and add in atypical subjects such as aliens, dinosaurs, or other sci-fi/fantasy elements. I took a long staycation during December and started working on this thanks to Chinese Landscape Painting techniques for watercolor by Lian Quan Zhen. I plan to at least start my 52 project with this concept. I don't expect every painting to be an overall success but my hope is that each piece will let me explore some idea and hone my skills. 

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