Monday, September 3, 2012

"On My Kitchen Counter" --- Sold

After my last post, I have received quite a few friends' comments and emails. Thank you so much. Your words warm my heart. AAU and figurative painting are dreams coming true to me. I had wonderful times, and gained useful skills and knowledges. However, I have also realized that I can't solve some of the problems in two hours, putting something down maybe harder than picking something up. But I need to be rational and practical. I really need to have my left brain cells kick in, and treat each of my paintings as a scientific project.

I have a workshop coming up soon. So I did this 9"x12" to warm up. I feel a little rusty and need some force to get the momentum going. I didn't give too much composition thought on this one. After my breakfast yesterday, I simply move our family fruit plate to my studio. I have vague ideas in my mind. From my still life with Chinese characters studies, I know I want to work on depicting abundance of things. I am going decrease the gap between still life and landscape paintings.

4 comments:

Evhe said...

This is a very nice painting, with a lot of sensibility, and I thank you for all you are sharing with us on your blog, thank you so much!

Theresa Bayer said...

The colors on this are particularly beautiful.

silentwitness said...

Very lovely painting, and lovely atmosphere! And about yesterday's post, we humans cannot help but "suffer/crave" if we are supporting our families. That is, if we "desire" to be successful in our careers to create a secure life for our families. Your striving/craving to expand your skills is admirable. "Patience is a virtue." Your paintings now (although YOU are apparently not 100% satified) are in the upward 99.9999% of all artistic excellence. As you suffering through improvement, your fan-base celebrates your amazing accomplishments and results. Your drive is admirable, and inspiring! Thank you for sharing all that you do.

Connie Nobbe said...

Love these lost and found edges, and the jewel-like grapes. Gorgeous!