Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Dusk" --- Sold

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You can tell I am still experimenting with different background colors. I test using yellow today. I sort of like it. It gives me a feeling of sunset as painting landscapes, so I call it "dusk".

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Green Vase' --- Sold

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I guess this is my first time painting a purplish background. Many people have asked me why I use same background and same lighting all the time. Well, I don't have a good answer for this question. I must confess that I am too lazy to change, but I will do better, OK? I promise.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Gardening Time"

I don't know the name of this flower. It is blooming in the bushes in my front yard. I like to paint flowers, but so far I have not figured out a controlled way to do it. My mind goes blank when I start. I simply follow the painting wants me to do. You know what, the painting process itself is my best teacher. It tells me what is needed. I just follow the order. If i don't give up, the painting will turn out OK at the end.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Texas Spring"

The bluebonnets in my yard are blooming now. I did this 8" x 10" with one of them. It is so much fun to paint the Texas state flower.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"BB 2008-1" --- Sold

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It is the most beautiful time in Texas now. If you have a choice, pack up and drive down, leave the cold and dreary mood behind. I saw this year's fresh bluebonnet at Rock Port TX last week. I took quite a few photos. This is my first small painting from a photo. Well, if you cannot escape the cold weather. Hanging in there my friend, the spring is just around the corner. I used to live at New Hampshire, and I know the feeling. I hope my painting can bring a small part of Texas to you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Easter Colors' --- Sold

I am more sensitive to seasonal colors now, but it is difficult for me to characterize the Easter colors with a single word. May I say color chalk colors? Well, you know what I mean. If you have a better way to describe it, let me know please.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Waiting for Coffee" --- Sold

I did this painting before I went camping near Rock Port, TX for two days. You can see I changed the background color from my usual way. As a personal preference I like dark background on a painting a lot, but now I get a little tired of it. I like the change on this one.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Touch the Difference"

I have not painted larger paintings for a while. This one is 9" x 12". It seems really large to me. I definitely need to practice more painting large. I was working on textures with this one. This painting is not on eBay.

Monday, March 10, 2008

"Colors of Black" --- Sold

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Similar to the last painting, this one is also a color study of non-colored setup. The avocados are mainly black, but the subtle green and purple are very interesting.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

"Colors of White" --- Sold

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A white mug on a piece of white cloth. That is it. Instead of doing a monochromatic value study, I really want this painting to show color. Oh, boy. I am in the world of ZEN. I don’t care to know “what is the sound of single hand clapping”, but I really want to know “what is the color of white”. I spent two days on this “Koan” painting. Am I enlightened?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Are We Related?" --- Sold

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I am working on the color relationship now. The colors of the three objects follow the spectral sequence. So they are related in terms of color change. Well, of course they are related. They all belong to the fruit family, Duh ... I don't know what I am talking about.

Monday, March 3, 2008

"Tiger Lily" --- Sold

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It is my second try of painting lilies. I felt more at ease now, and my brush strokes were more spontaneous.