Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Twin Trees

It was almost noon, Robert did a demo with oil painting. I had a chance to have a bite on my sandwish and relaxed. I felt a lot better although it is getting colder. I spot these two trees while we were watching Robert's demo.
This picture was almost completed at the scene. Later on at home I added some warm color to it.
Oil 8" x 10" on canvas board

Initial passage

My first pleain air experience. It was a cloudy and cold day Nov. 19, 2010. I attended Robert Sherrill Plein Air Workshop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA.
After selecting my spot and have everything set up, I realize I was seperate from the rest of the group. I was rushed to paint the scene on my board. Later I found my palet was full of cool gray and cool green. I decided to join the rest of the group and forgot to take a picture. This picture was completed later at home.
Oil on 8" x 10" canvas board

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wet Land at Potaso National Park

On my recent trip to China, we visited the Potaso National Park in Yunan province. We walked along the wooden plateform (shown on the left of the picture) next to the wet land. Not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, I mostly envy the cows and horses live in peaceful and quiet place.
Oil 6" x 8" on canvas panel.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Forest I

I just completed a three-day workshop on triplex painting offered by Jan Wright. Here is the result of the first day's work. Originally a full sheet painting, was cut in half suggested by Jan. It turns out a much better painting. I like the texture, light and hue.

Triplex painting on half sheet of hot press watercolor paper.

Forest II

This is the other half of the full sheet painting.

Triplex painting on a half sheet 140lb hot press Arches.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

That's my candy

Life in China.

A little girl hiding at her secret place to enjoy her candy.

Oil 8" x 10" on canvas

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On a hot summer day

After getting some tips from my art friends, I came home full of energy and confidence and did these two paintings. I like how they turn out, loose and free motion.

6" x 8" Oil on canvas panel. SOLD

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The water is fine

Here is the other painting showing these two little girls at Twin Lake campsite in Washington Cascade mountain.
I like how I use ultramarine blue and thalo blue.

6" x 6" oil on panel. SOLD

Monday, September 6, 2010

Li Jiang Memory

An old lady of Na Xi minority group in Li Jiang, China.

Watercolor 12" x 16"

Waiting for Normal

Now the war is over, are we ever going back to the normal?
Life in China.

Watercolor 12" x 16"

Aunt Jean

The first accomplished artist in our family.

Watercolor 12" x 16" (31 x 41 cm)