Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Rose Study 2017 02"

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Valentine's Day will come soon. I will try my best to provide a few floral paintings to you. I have been painting roses for many years, but still feel there are so many areas I need to improve. This is good opportunity, for both my business and art development. I hope you like my today's painting as well.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rose study 2017 01 --- Sold

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Recently, I have been pondering my art journey, and find suddenly that I have been running art as a business for a decade. I started selling my paintings as a "daily painter" on eBay. That was January 2007. Ten years have passed. I made some progress. I am so grateful that so many people have been supporting me. Sometimes, I hallucinated that I have got there. I have been trying new things, painted larger paintings, and gradually moved away from my daily painting discipline. I have been not doing my small daily paintings for about two years. I have tried new market for my work, but the result was not that good. Now I want to re-activate my small painting exercises again and use online bidding to sell my paintings again. I did this rose study a few days ago. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Painting in China 2017

My dear artist friends, I am very excited to announce my 2017 "Painting in China" trip. We plan to meet in Beijing and travel to Yunnan Province. This trip will be two weeks long from September 10 to September 24. You are cordially invited to join me and paint plein air at a few quite exotic places in Southwest China. For detailed information, please visit my website: www.qh-art.com and click the "China 2017" tab. I am looking forward to meeting you and painting together with you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Demo at Ponte Vedra 2017 4" --- Sold

It has become more routine now that my last day of a 4-day workshop, all students wanted me to do landscape demo. So this was I did at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. My landscape painting is still in a developing stage. I am walking one step a time.

Monday, January 16, 2017

"Demo at Ponte Vedra 2017 1" --- Sold

I am in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida and just completed a 4-day workshop here. I want to thank the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for organizing this workshop, and thanks to all the artists who attended this workshop. I am very happy the turn out of this one. This is my first demo.

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Plein air at Anderson Mill"

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I did this plein air painting as a warmup before my Cedar Park Workshop. To guarantee a high quality for my workshop teaching, I spent quite amount of time to prepare. After the Christmas holidays, I thought I have forgotten how to paint. So I went to Anderson Mill by myself, and did this study.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 4"

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My last demo was a street scene. I showed a few reference photos and let my students decide which scene I should use. This one is from one of my photo I took at Xidi China. It was quite a challenge. There is too much information. I painted abstractly.  It was a new experience for me.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 3"

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Recently, my paintings are so grey. It must be reflecting my current mood. So for the third demo I decided to put in more color. This is what I had.

Monday, January 9, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 2"

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It was so cold during my Cedar Park workshop. I did this one from a photo I took when I was at Baton Rouge last December. I tried using the Impressionist way to layout the colors.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

"Demo at Cedar Park 2017 1"

The holiday season has passed, and the year of 2017 has started. After a very short hibernating, I have moved again. My workshop at Austin (Cedar Park to be politically correct) begins today. I want to thank my wife Yuehong Song for putting this workshop together, and thanks to all the artists for attending. This workshop is a pure landscape one. I did this demo en plein air. It was cloudy when I painted. It was a challenge to paint a grey scene in a grey day.