My previously posted message was misleading. It sounded that I am quitting doing daily paintings. I have received many emails and comments on my blog that I could not reply all of them individually. First of all thank you so much for your encouragement and support. I am not quitting. Last year, I really benefited from the daily painting practice. My paintings have improved significantly. For this year I will manage my art more flexibly to balance out my engineering job and other commitments. You have seen I posted more larger paintings lately. I will like to have the Nature take over, and I will do small paintings, large painting, and whatever. Talking about being a “being” artist, I think Robert Henri put it better: "The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being, a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence. "
My today’s painting is a candidate for this year’s Oil Painters of America National Show. So wish me luck. I spent two days on it. You may have seen a similar one before. I am recycling some of my compositions and generate larger paintings with them.