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.