Thursday, February 23, 2012

Museum Series 12-01

I feel this is an interesting subject to paint, will paint more when I get chance.

By the way, I finally created my website, please check it out: I am still working on it, please let me know if there is anything can be improve.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Drawing demo in my studio

My first weekend workshop in my studio was very successful!:)

Here is one of the step by step demos I did during the workshop, I feel that I need more time to warm up, but not too bad. I did not draw any cast after 1994, but I benefited a lot in my art work from my early drawing training when I was young.

I created this drawing workshop before we start painting from model, because I feel the artists attending my studio are learning the art very seriously. Drawing the cast is one of the best training to improve the modeling skill and learn the technique concepts. I highly recommend the artists who want to improve the painting technique to get some of this training, it will benefit a lot when you paint. Use pencil to draw, not charcoal, sometimes charcoal drawing hides your weakness.

I may still have one or two cast drawing classes for following monthly weekend workshops, I will be drawing with other artists, contact me if you are interested, I will post the workshop date later.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Figure Series 12-01 - SOLD

I plan to paint some small nude figures this year, here is the first one I did, find that is difficult to paint full figure with all details on a small canvas.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Summer Workshops Announcement

I am going to have two Plein Air Workshops with Silvana Gallery this summer. One is in Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, another one is in Mammoth Lake, California.

Silvana did perfect arrangements for the workshops, if you love to paint, breathtaking and scenery, join me this Summer !! I would love to paint with you :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Austin Workshop Announcement

I am going to have a 3 days Portrait and Clothed Figure Workshop at Austin, TX from 18th to 20th this May. My good friend Qiang Huang will host the workshop for me, please check the information on Qiang Huang's blog, and more detail information on Fongwei's Workshop Flyer.

Look forward to see you in Austin !!

By the way, the painting I am sharing here today is called "Christmas in the park", I really enjoyed paint this painting :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Award and Workshop

I am so proud to be the “Winner of the Southwest Art Award” on Southwest Art magazine February 2012 from “6th Annual Great American Figure Artists Exhibition” – Waterhouse Gallery. Thank you Southwest Art and Waterhouse Gallery!

Workshop Announcement

I plan to do weekend drawing and painting workshop once a month at my studio, Santa Clara, California. This month will be 18th and 19th, please contact me at if you are interested, I still have two more spots available.