Monday, October 30, 2023

The Rain Comes Finally


EPAT has ended. I did 9 paintings. Texas has been dry, buy when we set up our easels, the rain comes right away. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Small Beauty


What is my motivation of doing art? At the beginning, I just think about myself. Having found that I have the above average ability to create images. I told myself: I would use this ability to tell the world that I am so great...I want to be a great artist. Oh boy. I was so wrong. If you think, or someone told you, you are talented. Have you wondered where your talent really comes from?

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Life is eternal


I bought some pink roses from a local grocery store. They looked OK when I got them, but they all wilted within 24 hours. I managed to do this painting in this life/death situation. I was amazed how quickly life can change right in front of our eyes. Recently, I reviewed my own life, as a scientist and artist, as a Chinese and American. It is felt like a TV show, episode after episode. They entice us to continue watching. However when the show reaches its end, we often feel a little disappointed. Is that it? Can it be a little better? Nevertheless, we usually wake up from the story rather quickly, knowing it is just a show, not real. My art show is still playing, but it is just a show as well. It has more episodes to continue, but I know I should not take it that seriously. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Xiamen and Keelung

 I just came back for a one month visit of Taiwan and the mainland China. The upper image is the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province and the one below is Keelung in Taiwan. Both places are located on either side of the Taiwan Strait. Peaceful and beautiful. I have wonderful times in both places. If you want to know the truth, go there and see.