Tuesday, January 8, 2008

"A Small Museum"


This is another plein air painting in the PAA member show. I was studying Richard Schmid at the time. I admire Richard's style a lot.
Well, I have not painted any still-lifes for quite a few days. After the New Year, my daily-painting exercise has shown a trend of slowing down. I think it is normal. I admit that I pushed it a little too hard on my art practice last year, because I wanted to know how far I could go in a year as an armature artist. I felt good about what I have done, but I also owed a debt to my family and my health. For this year (if we are talking about my new year resolution), I want to learn more to be a "human being" instead of a "human doing", and make my art into my life more harmoniously. I will emphasize on improving the quality of my paintings, and bring better work for your evaluation in the near future.

5 comments:

Eugenia W Martin said...

Hello Mr. Wong just wanted to let you know I have been watching your work for about 6 months now and just love your way of applying the paint. I find your work very inspirational. I paint in a very tight style and hope to become more economical in my brush strokes this year.

James said...

I noticed that your plein airs look like Richard Schmid's work. I have just watched one of his landscape painting videos and have his book. I like the way you handle edges in all of your work.

Barbie Bud said...

Hi Qiang, A question for you. Do you feel the year you spent painting like crazy made you a better painter? Has your style changed since you started? I love your work, you have really inspired me and others I'm sure. I'll miss your daily paintings but I understand it can't be your whole life. Guess that was a couple of questions and a statement, oh well. Have a great year and I look forward to your response. Barb

Christine Bray said...

Beautiful painting. I love your Richard Schmid style in this painting. I love his work and you have captured the same style.

Connie Kleinjans said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I love how the building is so solid, and the trees are so airy. Very Schmid, indeed. May I ask, how big a brush do you use? Some of the strokes for the trees looking like an, oh, two-inch brush?
Cheers.