Monday, January 16, 2017

"Demo at Ponte Vedra 2017 1" --- Sold

I am in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida and just completed a 4-day workshop here. I want to thank the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for organizing this workshop, and thanks to all the artists who attended this workshop. I am very happy the turn out of this one. This is my first demo.

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Plein air at Anderson Mill"

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I did this plein air painting as a warmup before my Cedar Park Workshop. To guarantee a high quality for my workshop teaching, I spent quite amount of time to prepare. After the Christmas holidays, I thought I have forgotten how to paint. So I went to Anderson Mill by myself, and did this study.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 4"

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My last demo was a street scene. I showed a few reference photos and let my students decide which scene I should use. This one is from one of my photo I took at Xidi China. It was quite a challenge. There is too much information. I painted abstractly.  It was a new experience for me.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 3"

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Recently, my paintings are so grey. It must be reflecting my current mood. So for the third demo I decided to put in more color. This is what I had.

Monday, January 9, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 2"

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It was so cold during my Cedar Park workshop. I did this one from a photo I took when I was at Baton Rouge last December. I tried using the Impressionist way to layout the colors.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 1"

The holiday season has passed, and the year of 2017 has started. After a very short hibernating, I have moved again. My workshop at Austin (Cedar Park to be politically correct) begins today. I want to thank my wife Yuehong Song for putting this workshop together, and thanks to all the artists for attending. This workshop is a pure landscape one. I did this demo en plein air. It was cloudy when I painted. It was a challenge to paint a grey scene in a grey day.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Workshop at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

I will teach a 4-day workshop at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on January 13 - 16. We still have a few openings. Please contact Leigh Rodante at 904-280-0614 x 203 to get more detailed information and sign up.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

"Once Upon the Time"

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This painting project has been a hard one. I have applied a major effort to keep myself painting. I must admit that there is a tremendously powerful force around me, pushing me away from what I like to do, or what I believe is right.  The world around me is keeping on make fun of me, and has pressed me to a corner.  I am trying to fight, but feel lonely and exhausted. I don't know this world any more, but I feel I know myself better. Trying to be normal, to be fit in the main stream, that is my problem. "Walk your own way, ignore what other people say". Easy to say, but difficult to do.  I will do it anyway, stubbornly.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Landscape painting workshop in Italy

Happy Holidays my artist friends, and New Year is just around corner. 2017 will be an exciting year. Besides doing my regular still life paintings, I will be involved in painting and teaching landscape in full swing. We have arranged an exciting 9 days painting and touring trip to Fiesole/Florence, Italy in May 2017. Please visit: for more detailed information and sign up.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

"Demo at San Antonio 2016 2" --- Sold

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This is my second demo on my Coppini Workshop. I have spent quite a long time to model that brass candle holder.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Demo at San Antonio 2016 1"

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My last workshop of the year was at Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio Texas. I want to Thank Tony Pro and Andrew Van Degoede for organizing this workshop, and thanks to all the Texas artists for attending. This is my first demo and this painting is still available.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

"Demo at Baton Rouge 2016 3" --- Sold

This is my last demo, which is high key with roses. High key gives more opportunity for using colors.  However, I personally still like low key better. Low key painting show more mystery with light.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Demo at Baton Rouge 2016 2" --- Sold

My second demo is about painting metal and glass, but I really like the orange peel given an unique form.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

"Demo at Baton Rouge 2016 1" --- Sold

I have just finished teaching a workshop at Baton Rouge LA. I want to thank Carolyn Breaux for organizing and want to thank all the Baton Rouge artists for coming and painting with me. This is my first demo. I have had a great time at Baton Rouge. Especially I want to thank Carolyn and her husband Jack for their warm hospitality. They kindly offered their home for me to stay and treat me delicious cajun food everyday. I have enjoyed so much these a few days.

Monday, November 28, 2016

2017 Painting Calendar

I have made my 2017 painting calendar. Now, it is available for purchase. To browse all painting images on the calendar, please visit my website: then click the "store" tab. Enjoy!

“Demo at Lindale 2016 3" --- Sold

The third demo at Lindale. I want to get more abstract (in a good way). A long way to go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

“Demo at Lindale 2016 1" --- Sold

Tomorrow will be the Thanksgiving, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all my artist friends for supporting me. I wish all of you to have a wonderful holiday season.

The day right after my Mt Pleasant workshop, my workshop at Lindale Texas started. This painting is my first demo. I want to thank Maureen Killaby for organizing and all the artists from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas for attending.

Friday, November 18, 2016

San Antonio Workshop Reminder

In early December, I will teach a 3-day still life painting workshop at the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio, Texas. We still have a few openings. If you would like learn the way I paint, please visit: to get detailed information and sign up.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

“Demo at Mt Pleasant 2016 4" --- Sold

On the way to the workshop location I took a photo of a barn. I used this photo as my reference and did this demo painting. I still feel landscape is not my cup of tea. But I have found that my landscape is more welcomed than my still lives. Well I think I will do more.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

“Demo at Mt. Pleasant 2016 3" --- Sold

Demo 3: high key with roses. I enjoyed the freedom of pushing colors when I paint floral paintings.

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Demo at Mt Pleasant 2016 1" --- Sold

I want to thank Linda Pepper and Mt Pleasant Art Association for organizing my workshop again. Thanks to all Texas and Arkansas artists for coming and painting with me. I am so happy coming back to east Texas. This is my first demo on the first day of the workshop.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Demo at Mt. Pleasant 2016 0" --- Sold

I have just finished a 4-day workshop at Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Before the workshop started, I did this open demo for the all the members of Mt. Pleasant Art Association. Time was quite limited, but I think I did all right.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Head Study at Putney"

After my workshop ended, I painted with the Putney painters on the Saturday, Oct 29. It was a portrait painting day. We had a great model Scott. I have not painted portrait for a long time. As a matter of fact this is only my 2nd head study I did in 2016. I felt really rusty.

Unfortunately, I did not see Richard Schmid that day, but I was so happy seeing Nancy Guzik, Carol Arnold, Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Mark Boedges, Rosemary Ladd, John Smith, and quite a few other artists. I was so enjoyed Putney. What a legendary place it is.

Friday, November 4, 2016

"Demo at Putney 2016 4"

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My last demo at Putney was a palette knife cityscape. I used one of my photos I took at Nanping Village in September when I was visiting China. I enjoyed very much of using palette knifes and I hope this style will mature in the near future.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Demo at Putney 2016 3" --- Sold

The workshop at Putney has two days of still life and two days of landscape. This is my demo painting landscape from a photo. The reference photo was shot at Concord MA. In August, I visited the Walden Pond and Concord. This small house is a replica of Thoreau's house. I really like Thoreau's philosophy.

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Demo at Putney 2016 2" --- Sold

Second demo at Putney. Feels the light is coming from a warm candle flame. It was cold and snowing here at Vermont. After dark, setting in front of a warm wood stove. It was very cozy.