Please email me if you are interested in my figure study.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I feel that over the years I have not spent enough time on my own paintings because of my schedule, and I know that some of my friends and students are very interested in painting with me. I have thought about this for a while and decided to create a small painting group with them since last month.
The group is running well so far, we found a wonderful studio from one of our members, and we have good model for two days every week, everyone feels good so far... I am happy that I can get at least two days to focus on my paintings every week! :)
Here is the first painting I did, and I believe I will be creating more beautiful paintings with the group.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Painted this girl with a few artists in my studio last Saturday. It's difficult for me to get time to do an open studio like this, but I think I should do more.
Please email me if you are interested in this head study.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The warm light around her head and arms and natural light from the window on her leg and body created dramatic colors for the skin tone. I like it! Please email me if you are interested in this painting.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
This is a view from Silicon Valley, the place I am living. Please email me if you are interested in this small painting.
I use to paint Plein Air every week with some artist friends, but we stopped a few years ago. I am planning to resume this even because a few of my artist friends are interested, so you may see more of my Plein Air paintings in the future.
If you live around the SF Bay Area, and know some good spots, please feel free to email me, maybe we can paint together.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
It was supposed to be a 3 day pose, one day per week, but I finished the painting in the second week with my students. I will not have time to paint on the final day of the seamster.
We can not smoke in the room, but I added the smoke in the painting , does it make the painting any better ?:)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This is a big painting I did recently based on a small study before. Because of my fragmented time, it's took me a couple months to finish.
I find that demos for my students in Academy of Art has become the main time I touch my brush every week, I have not painted enough these couple years! I will be painting more from now on, even if they're just some small pieces. Although I am more interested in big paintings, I couldn't get continued time for them.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here is an in-class demo I did last week, very good model and this is the first time I've painted him.
My daughter joined a class one/select soccer team this season, the highest level soccer team in her age group. They had their first tournament of the season last weekend, and my daughter scored the only goal in the overtime of the championship game, helping her team win the championship. I am so proud of her!!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Thanks to Pat Walker who arranged the workshop, and special thanks to Cindy and Marge for such a wonderful treat, I will treasure the friendship forever.
This is the first domo I did during the workshop, and it's my third time using the limited palette (Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red and Titanium White), I feel more comfortable using it now. Copper was a model for the first time, he did a very good job, and he looks very serious :)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
I did a commission painting for handsome marathon runner Dr. Tapan last month, here is the main part of the painting.
Usually I paint the subject that I want to paint, but occasionally painting a commission painting is fine, I enjoyed painting this painting. If you are interested in a commission painting from me, please feel free to contact me. The price is based on my gallery painting price and how difficult the subject is to paint.
I did another Portrait painting Workshop at Sacramento a week ago, it was very successful, I may do another one there next January. I also visited Crocker Art Museum for Norman Rockwell's artwork, I liked it!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Happy New Year!
I know that I have not updated my blog for a while... I did not paint too much recently, but here is a new one to share, the painting needs a title, please let me know if you have a good one :)
My school will be begin in a couple weeks. I will still be teaching a graduate level portrait painting class this semester. I will do some more demonstrations from models and share them with you here.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I came back from Redding, I did one demo for the workshop, our young models did a very good job.
Redding is a beautiful place, nice people, wonderful workshop. I may back to there next spring for a drawing workshop.
Many people emailed me about my workshop information, I am not able to do too many workshops, but I will post my workshop information here on my blog if I have any openings.
I have regular classes Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings at my studio in Santa Clara, near the Apple campus, email me if you are interested.
My painting "Study Break" is available at Waterhouse Gallery's Figurative Show, please check it out.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Fall semester started this month, this is the first demo I did. Instead of a monochrome painting, I used a limit palette (Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red and Titanium White), first try for limit palette, but fun :)
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Available at New Masters Gallery
I am going to have a two day Portrait Painting Workshop in Redding, California on Oct 12th and 13th. Please contact DeVon Harbolt at email@example.com if you are interested.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This is the demo painting I did from a reference photo in my Sacramento Workshop last weekend. Thanks to Patris, the Oak Park artist and gallery owner who arranged this wonderful workshop for us, although I thought Sacramento might not be the best place to paint the landscape, but I was so glad to meet many new artist friends there.
Here is some information about the workshop on Patris's blog, I think she is arranging another great workshop, you can contact her if you are interested.
Also the California Painter Bruce B. Hancock shared his experience last weekend on his blog, please check it out, he did a few beautiful works during the workshop.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I feel sorry that I am too lazy to update my blog... I do have some news here.
I am very happy that M Gallery of Fine Art started representing my works, M is a great gallery at East Coast. I have sent 3 paintings to them recently, please click to check them out if you are interested.
I am glad that my painting "Christmas in the Park" shipped back from OPA National Exhibition safely.
My recent painting "Tack Room" has been accept to OPA Western Regional Exhibition. The painting also got into the July Finalist of Raymar Fine Art Competition by Jennifer McChristian.
I noticed that my Sacramento Landscape Workshop this weekend still has openings, please contact Patris if you want to join me, we will paint at location in the morning and work from photo references in the afternoon.
Looks like I have to miss my daughter's soccer game this weekend :( However she scored 2 beautiful goals in soccer tournament last weekend as an offensive player, we enjoyed so much!:)
Monday, August 6, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I did a couple of big (30" x 40" and bigger) paintings recently, here is one of them, the inspiration was from my last workshop trip to Texas this May, any suggestion for the title?
I find that it is difficult for me to paint the big painting, I don't have time to continue painting the big painting, I have to stop painting for a few days after just painting a couple hours very often. Anyway, I finished the painting, it doesn't look too bad.
Here are two of my up-coming workshops, please contact the organizer soon if you are interested:
Sacramento Workshop August 24-26, 2012
Mississippi Workshop March 8-10, 2013