Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sold by Waterhouse Gallery.
This is the big version of one of my small studies I did before, available at Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara for Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition 2011, the opening will be 19th this month, wish to see you there.
I was not able to send the recent postings out via the Google group and I don't know why, please let me know if you can help.
I have sent a email "test" to my group to test, and then I realized that it may sent out, sorry for that if you have got that email.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Available at New Masters Gallery.
This is another painting I just sent to New Masters Gallery recently, please contact them if you are interested in having it.
I really admire many artists who can paint daily. I can only paint one day per week, a poor weekly painter.
By the way, my daughter titled this painting, I like it :)
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
At the beginning, I need to have an idea about composition, the design of color and value; of course, most important is the idea for the painting, these take a lot of time for me sometime.
Then I will mark some key spots for the proportion. When I continue on the painting, I will just focus on one part of the painting each day, and try to finish the part as much as I can. I find this is the best way for me to paint a live model because next time she may not pose the same thing for you :) but I will still need to come back adjust the whole painting later.
I will try to do some set up for next time by the end of the day, therefore I will have some chances to apply different techniques on the painting later.
Tendai is a beautiful African girl, the texture on the canvas showing through her face added a trace feeling of wildness to her, I like it.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have not done this for long time, and this is the first time I paint the "exercise" from a photo reference. A little too tight, but not too bad for a demo :)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This is a moment from an evening of downtown San Diego when we visit the city earlier this year. I really like the actions in the kitchen, this is a small study, and I also did a big painting this week for a upcoming exhibition this November, I will share the paintings later :)
By the way, I have another upcoming exhibition - International Salon of Figurative Art at Silvana Gallery with many great figurative artists this month, the opening of the exhibition will be this weekend, September 10th. Please check it out if you are nearby.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I had been at Shuhe old town three years ago, I like the night there very much, even better than Lijiang old town, but did not get chance to paint it last time.
My previous painting is the busy time of the night, it's all about the motion and energy. The town is totally calmed down after mid-night, the calmness is the only thing I want to talk in this one, it is the feeling in my memory.
I believe the feeling is the soul for the artist!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hey, I am back :)
I had a great vacation at my hometown this summer, and did a few small studies there, not much :( I may use them for big painting later.
A couple of night scenes, here is one of them, enjoy!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Available at Waterhouse Gallery.
I am going to China for a two and a half months vacation. I will bring my painting tools with me, but might not be able to post my new paintings on my blog.
My email will be available if you want to contact me :)
Wish you a wonderful summer ! :)
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Here is a picture of the opening of my show at Silvana Gallery May 21th, I have more pictures on my facebook if you are interested.
The show had been recorded by Countdown Los Angeles Television Show on KCAL 9 and interviewed by art critic Terri Martin. I will share the video later if I look good on the TV :)
Thanks for everyone who come to my show, and special thanks to Silvana Ambar, the gallery owner who made everything possible!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Available at Silvana Gallery.
The fire is really cool, isn't it ? :)
The painting is for my solo show at Silvana gallery, the opening reception is May 21th, 6pm to 10pm, I will be there.
Also I am going to have an open studio at my home studio in Santa Clara, California this Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm, just want to get more connection with local people. Although most of my painting already sent to Silvana gallery for my show, but if you are nearby and want to visit me this weekend, please feel free to send me an email for my address.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I think the small study offer me more chances to try some new ideas that I was afraid to try on the big paintings.
On this small rose study, I applied high key and less modeling, so I got more room to play on the colors, please let me know how do you think and if you like it :)
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Inspired by some artist friends, I started to do some small studies (no bigger than 8" x 10") before I paint them to a big canvas. I think this is very helpful to see the design (composition) and the unity of value pattern and color pattern before I spend a lot of time on a painting.
For my small studies, you have chance to get them by a very good price from "Daily Paintworks" if you like them :) but my painting bigger than 8" x 10" will be more finished quality and the gallery price.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Available at Silvana Gallery.
My first try for flower painting.
Some friends ask me if I want to change my subject because recently I painted landscape, still life, bird, and a lot of other things, I think I never changed my subject, I enjoy capturing all the beauty around us, it is just like I have all the good food on my list, after eating some meals, I may want to try some vegetables.
Enjoy the painting :)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I did not feel well (cough) for a few weeks, I should not play soccer before recovered :(
So I did not paint enough for a while, need to catch up now!!
This is a painting I did a month ago, and did a few changes but no time to retake a picture. It will be the biggest painting for my solo at Silvana Gallery this May (I want to but I don't think I will have chance to paint something bigger before my show).
Enjoy it, and hope to see you at Silvana Gallery :)