Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Golden Age" --- Sold

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The idea for this painting is using silhouette for background. It gives more depth and makes shaddow more interesting.

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Gratitude" --- Sold

I am practising painting flowers more lately. It is much harder than doing apples. I have not achieve the freedom of doing this kind of paintings yet, but I believe it will get easier if I do more.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

"Three Roses"

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This is another painting showing at Whistle Pik Gallery. Someone asked me how to mix grey, I like to use Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange to give me a greenish grey, then I did Naples Yellow to lighten the value. You may also put some red the change the saturation.

Friday, October 26, 2007

"Yellow Rose 2"

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This painting is predominantly grey. I only used some color for rose to make the center of focus stand out. Starting from November 16, I will have two paintings showing at the Whistle Pik Gallery at Fredericksburg, TX. This would be one of them.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Pumpkin Tree" Sold

Do pumpkins grow on trees? Well, that is a good question? Actually, Pumpkin tree is botanically known as Solanum... a member of Eggplant family. I like its color, shape and texture. I think it makes a good still life subject.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"In and out of shadow"

This is another painting I did at the workshop. I was experimenting different compositional ideas. All the objects participated to create an environment that formed an interesting light distribution. I am planning to submit this one to one of the gallery shows, but if you are interested in purchase it, please let me know.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Red in Front" --- Sold

This is another painting I did at the workshop. It got sold at the spot, but I still post it here for your enjoyment. Now the workshop is over, and I am back to my studio. Gregg is a wonderful teacher. I picked up quite a few tips from his teaching. I had made many new friends in this class, and had a wonderful time. I have the best wishes to all of you in your future art endeavors, and hope to see you again.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

"Fruit Array" Sold

This is my first painting I did at the workshop. I have some problems getting on line here at the Hill Country. I post this one in a gallery near the art school. The owner of the gallery is so nice. I really feel grateful to him.

Friday, October 12, 2007

"Purple Flowers" --- Sold

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For each still life painting, I usually spend some time to figure out a setup to convey an artistic idea. Before painting this one, I was so tired. I took nap and asked my wife (Song is her name) to do a setup for me, and I would paint whatever on my stand. Here it is. I didn't have any ideas when I started. I hope you like it. The purple flowers are from the beans we grow in our yard.

Starting from tomorrow, I will attend a 5 day workshop at the Fredericksburg, TX, offered by Gregg Kreutz. He is a wonderful still life painter. I will let you know how it goes if I can access to the Internet.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Apple and Glass" --- Sold

This is another high key painting. I think the lighter background enhance the color of the apple more effectively. However, the light effect on the apple may has been reduced. This could be a trade off. Am I comparing apples with apples, or oranges? I am not sure.

Monday, October 8, 2007

"Roses in Glass"

Recently I posted some paintings I did for gallery shows, including this one. I want to share the images with you, so you know what I am up to. If you are interested in purchasing the paintings, please let me know. I will let you know the contact information. Thanks.

Friday, October 5, 2007

" Red and White"

This painting will be showing in a gallery. I really enjoy painting the peels of the onions. They present interesting shapes and sharp edges. They other day I was shopping in a grocery store getting some onions. I put quite a bit of onion peels in a bag and carefully selected their shapes. I looked around and felt really weired. There are not many grocery shoppers buying onions the way I did.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

"Tibetan Prayer" --- Sold

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I have been long for a Tibetan prayer wheel, and I got one finally last week. I was meditative when I did this painting.

Workshop Annoucement

I have received multiple emails asking if I offer workshops. Well, today I have good news for you. Pat Walker Art School in Rolling Fork, Mississippi will organize a 3-day workshop for me starting on October 11, 2008. Please check: for more detailed information. I hope to see you in Mississippi next fall and paint together.

Monday, October 1, 2007

"Autumn Started" --- Sold

Fall is a colorful season. I hope I will get more colorful subjests into my paintings.