Saturday, December 17, 2011

Year of Dragon

Chinese Money God symbolizes prosperity and good life. On new year's day it is customary for each family to wellcome the Money God to his household by hanging his picture on the gate. My aunt found this little ceramic figure in a shop in China and gave it to me. It is just in time to celebrate the Year of Dragon, Jan 23rd, 2012.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Orange Power

Persimmons are in season and we had a fairly good crop from our garden this year. Sweet.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Red Sneakers

6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel

A red car

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Singing Bird at Balboa Island

A Plein Air day this summer with three of my art friends. We spent the whole day at Balboa Island painting and drawing. This is my first visit and the bird shows how I feel.

6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pumpkin Season

My friend has given me this pumpkin from his garden for two weeks now. It just looks too good to eat. But today; it is in the painting, tomorrow in the pot...

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Three palm trees at Balboa

A plein air painting day with four artist frineds at Balboa Island. What a beautiful day with temp in the 80's. This is my first time here and really enjoy the scenery. I still felt rushed in setting up for painting as usual and nothing was in order. The first painting didn't turn out satifying. In the afternoon I felt more relaxed and sitting under a shade. Looking at these three palm trees gives me an urge to paint them.

6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dancing Horse

Most off my photo on horses were taken in Sequim, Washington a retirement community. Those horses were either eating grass or stand still, rarely have any action. I decide to paint one with action, creating from the many references pictures on horses.

oil on canvas 11 x 14

Moody Cow

Here is the moo-dy cow to pair with the 'Bright Cat'. Fun Fun.

oil on canvas 10 x 10

Bright cat

After a couple months' absence from my blog, now I am back painting like mad. One reason is the AAIE annual show is coming and I haven't had anything to show. The main reason is my uncle who has been in bad health condition has miracleous recovered. I choose these bright color for this painting to show my emotion of happiness and relief.

oil on canvas 10 x 10

Friday, April 29, 2011

Autum Color

Leaves are changing color in the fall, Sequim WA.

6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Boat Maneuver

It is fun to paint this. I use lots of paint.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Big White

I wouldn't say it is a working truck. It is always parking there at the bottom of a hill on Hermosa street. I can't resist to give a shot.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Friday, April 8, 2011

Redland Old Truck

My art friend, a graduate of U. Redland took me and another artist to the Citrus Festival in Redland last Saturday. After visiting the beautiful campus we were in the mist of orange grove celebrating the citrus festival of Redland with live muscis and tasting oranges. We set up our spot in front of this old trunk loaded with orange crates. This is the 2nd painting of this truck after I got back. (The first one has been scrapped.)

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

All My Children

When I was in Sequim, WA. last year I stopped by a little family farm selling fruits and flowers. It was a pleasant surprise to find this mother hen guarding her chicks in the corner. I really touched by the scene and this painting came out satifactory.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orange Power

This orange from my backyard is perfect for my second attempt of still life painting.

6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Apple squared

After watching the demo by Karen Werner at the Inland Empire Art Association March meeting, I decided to try it; painting small still life and concentrate on color and brush stroke. It made me to slow down and really thinking about the color on each stroke.

6 x 6 on Raymar panel

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Between you and me

Senior citizens of Na Xi minority group in Li Jiang, China usually come outside and enjoy the afternoon sun. They all dressed in their costume and this scene attracts a lot of the tourists around the world. Unfortunately I was there on a rainy day and miss the scene. The painting was done from a photo.
6 x 8 on canvas board

Love on first sight

Cat Austin knows where the warm sunlight hits and can stay there for hours. I had no problem getting a great shot with my camera.

8 x 10 oil on canvas

Monday, January 17, 2011

Semi Retired

This antique car sitting at the farm right across from where we stayed in Sequim, Washington. Other than the head light on the left, it seems in perfect condition.
this was painted from a photo. I had some problem of showing the light and shadow based on the veridian green. My artist friend gave me some tips without seeing the photo. So here it is.
Oil on canvas panel 8"x6"