Sunday, January 21, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
This is my last demo at Nashville last November. It was very enjoyable of having this delicious color play. Still life is more a design process rather than a realistic rendering. We have much more freedom than we think we have.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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I have painted many roses and sunflowers, and feel relatively comfortable painting them. However, I have not studied thoroughly other kinds of flowers. My general impression about carnations is a colorful whole bunch of mess. I never examined the anatomic structure of this flower. I did a close study of a pink carnation. My brush work was a little restricted and the painting looks mechanical, but is a good start. I need to do more to develop the skills.
Monday, January 15, 2018
My 2018 teaching will start very soon. First I will teach a 3-day still life workshop at Sacramento on Jan 19 - 21, then I will teach another 4-day workshop at Lindale TX. So far I still have a few openings at Lindale. Please contact Maureen Killaby at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration. See you.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
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January 15, 2007 was the date I posted my very first painting on my blog. Since then, I became a "daily painter" and marketed my art on the Internet. Now, 10 years have passed. I am happy I have made it so far. I am grateful for so much support I have received. I am extremely humbled for the art journey is harder than I thought ten years ago. Do I regret? I would say "maybe", I could have been a lousy engineer and provided much better "security" to myself and my family, but I will say "No". I have lived honestly with much more happiness.
To celebrate my 10 yrs anniversary, I did this 6"x6" this morning. I will put in on the daily paintworks auction with a starting price of $100. This was I did ten years ago almost everyday.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
I want to sincerely thank all the friends commenting and suggesting on my Venice painting I posted previously. I might do very limited amount of touches to keep the painting a Impressionistic look.
Having said about painting Venice, I am excited to tell you that I am going to Italy again. I will teach and paint at the beautiful Tuscany area on May 17 - 24. I want to thank Betty Huang and Studio B Gallery for organizing. This workshop has been just added to my website. Please visit Qiang Huang Tuscany workshop for detailed info and sign up.
Monday, January 8, 2018
The time I spend on a painting either very short (alla prima) or very long. I just can not do a painting in 2 to 4 days. I have shown you this painting at its early stage. Now quite a few days have passed, and the painting has reach to this point. I deliberately resist the temptation to paint more details and move toward the realism direction. I don't think it is the time to stop now, but I am rather confused about what to do for the next step. I am doing a lot of think at this moment. What do you think?
Sunday, January 7, 2018
I keep on posting my out of date workshop demo images. This one is what I did in Nashville TN last November. I want to thank Jeanie Smith for organizing the workshop and thanks to all the artists for attending.
2018 will be a critical and challenging year for my art. The future is mysterious. As matter of facts, the mystery is all over. I must admit that I am a control freak. I don't like uncertainties. However, the world is impermanent, My art will be a part of it. I am learning to be equanimous to everything. I should not worry too much about the winter. The spring will come, and the grasses will grow by themselves.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
I am happy to announce that Derek Penix will come back to Austin and teach a 3-day painting workshop. The title of Derek's workshop is "Loosen UP!" His style of painting is very powerful. I met Derek a few years ago and fell in love with his work immediately. I took his workshop two years ago and have learned a lot. You probably can see some of his influence in my paintings. If you want to really energize your art, I think Derek can help you. Please visit Derek Penix workshop webpage for detailed information and sign up.
Monday, January 1, 2018
I haven't had enough 2017, but now 2018 has begun. I don't have a specific resolution for the new year. In general, I hope I can live my every day fully, intentionally, and sincerely. We are in an era of information, too much information I think. It may not be a good thing, just like we mix all the colors together, we get mud. We are in this information mud. We must be careful. Holiday season is over, Let's work.