Friday, November 27, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
I have made a 2021 desk calendar with 13 of my painting images. You may view all the calendar images at http://www.qh-art.com/calendar-2021.html. The year 2020 is so sad. So far more than 254,000 Americans have died of Covid 19. The country is so divided. We Need More Love.
The calendar is $10 each. If you purchase before the Black Friday (November 27), you will get 20% off. Please allow me some time (before Christmas for sure) to ship the calendar to you. I will place my batch order based on the number of orders right before Thanksgiving, then send to you individually. Thank you so much for supporting my art.
Friday, November 13, 2020
This is my recent Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brEe-41ZLrg. Today's post is not about art, but it is about life. After the Covid 19 pandemic has spreaded everywhere, we must adapt the new way of living. I started to think seriously on how to live sustainably. Dominated by the consumerism for so long, we gradually lost the ability of doing things, We only buy things or hire contractors to do things for us. This video has documented a simple DIY project I implemented recently. It does not need a rocket scientist to do it. I hope all of us can be handy and be able conduct this kind of projects. If we can DIY (painting is one of them), our life will be simpler, less anxious, and more fun.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
This is my quick draw piece on the EPAT 2020 competition. How can you paint a subject which moving in a fast speed? I think the key is take advantage of the "repetition" (of course the subjects have to be willing to do it). I was located at the outside of the "practicing ring", The riders were running in circles. I paid attention only on one of the angles when the horses came. I extremely simplified the painting by throwing away the light, color, background, and even value. It does not matter weather the horse is black or white, nor the rider is a cowboy or cowgirl. I don't really know the anatomic structure of horses, but I only worked on the silhouette of rider's gesture, so I have a plenty of time doing that.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
I wasn't prepare doing a portrait demo in San Angelo. It was cold and windy, but many demo artists were brave and painting in the cold wind. I decided to take it easy. I stayed indoors and did this portrait. The light was not ideal for a portrait, but it was interesting. I did a monochrome so I was able to concentrate on drawing and value only without worrying I might not have enough time to finish. My hand was rusty, but the result was not bad.