Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Christmas time is a very busy time for me because I am preparing for my first time sales at MAAD, the Red Dot Museum on Jan 5 & 6. If you are free, please drop by.
Maad @ Red Dot Museum
28 Maxwell Road
5-6 Jan 08
11am to 7pm
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Size: 18 x 24, $120
Monday, December 24, 2007
A copy of Van Gogh's painting, but not in the color. I used blue tone here. I don't quite like the original greenish yellow.
I am always wondering how Van Gogh creates those curly stroke in his painting. I tried with brush, but couldn't get it right. I have those sticks for watercolor painting, somehow I try to use it and it gives me this curly lines of tree trunk, branches and texture in the ground fantastically.. I never expected that the watercolor sticks can be used in oil painting as well. Such a nice discovery.
Oil on paper
Size: 6 x 9, $35
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I like the vintage looking photos. This is a print that I created using my photo with digital collages. I love the chinese character written by late Chairman Mao. His style is distinguishably unique.
I would love to have a print for my wedding (too bad I am already married) or bedroom decoration.
This painting is painted on a piece of acrylic treated watercolor paper so the oil won't seep into the paper as in normal case. As this is a heavy weight watercolor paper, the painting is hard and straight. It is easy to be framed.
Oil on paper
Size: 6" x 7", $35
Friday, December 21, 2007
It's so fun to use thick oil in painting. This little house in the night makes a perfect painting using thick oil. I use the acrylic treated watercolor paper for this painting.
If you have spoiled a watercolor paper which is very often due to the characteristics of watercolor, don't through it away. You can coat it with acrylic and use it as oil painting paper.
size: 6" x 9".
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I was thinking of using watercolor to do this piece, but later changed to oil. It's not easy to get the rich and dark color using watercolor.
With a baby at my house, I don't want to use oil very much because of the smell. But I like to paint in oil. I like the rich and bright colors.
Oil on Canvas Panel, Ready to be framed.
Size: 12" x 16", $65
Monday, December 17, 2007
This is for celebration of Christmas. I create the piece by print the underpainting of the painting into a watercolor paper. I painted on top of the it the flowers and others. The underpainting gives a very rich texture that is not possible for me to create using watercolor alone.
Size: 8" x 10" / 18 x 23cm, $35
Friday, December 14, 2007
The whole painting is inspired by the three pink flower in a glass jar. I created the busy table with objects borrowed from other places.
I'd like to use neutral colors and lines in my painting these days. It is very interesting to make a painting exciting by applying various levels of grays.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
This is a semi-abstract still-life painting. I try to use lines in the work. I think I should go to learn some monotype techniques as I like using lines very much.
I start by placing some colors around the paper without exactly clear the type of objects they are. After that, I draw lines around them and it became clear to me the bottles and the flower. After that, I put more color so that the objects are in shape. It is a nice way to develop paintings as it is very spontaneous.