Friday, November 27, 2009

A Sunny Outlook

Hello Sun! Boy am I glad to see you! I'm so delighted to catch the first sunny day in weeks, here's some pictures to share.
Snow on the distant mountains below.
Frost on the roofs... brrrrr. Have a great weekend! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ahoy Matey!

Would you look at this little pirate in his own imaginary world, rubber ducky included, along with his sister's jewellery!!!Zig zag pattern for the sides this time, another addition to my series of mini paintings, see the rest by clicking here. Painting size is 4" x 3" and 1.5" deep.

Monday, November 16, 2009

About Chinatown

It's been raining long and hard for weeks now. Last Friday there was a sunny break so I managed to head out for a bit and enjoyed the mild weather. It's now back to being wet and grey for the rest of the week. To cheer myself up, I went over to my stash of sunny days and decided to share with you on this cold cold Monday some pictures from Chinatown taken a month ago.

It was the perfect Fall weather with blue skies and gorgeous lighting. A view up the street from where we parked.
Two turtles sunning themselves surrounded by curious koi greeted the visitors.
A composition of abstract forms from the garden.
Scenes taken from the parking lot at 5 stories high.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Hairy Episode

To be honest I chuckled when this idea came to mind! It came to me while I was cooking couple of weeks ago, seems all ideas come to light when I'm not sketching... long story short, the first draft was too crowded but my mind eventually sorted it out while I was working on other paintings.

Note to self: sometimes it's good to invest in some new brushes, they do wonders with fine details!Yet another different treatment for the sides, this time a brightly colored one to contrast with the darker front. Click here to see all works for the show. Painting size is 4" x 3".

Monday, November 9, 2009

My First Art Show

Some pictures from The Art Show and Sale last Saturday which is located at a private residence in Burnaby, British Columbia.
The Art Show consisted of 3 potters and 1 painter, the painter being me. :) Potters are Amy Chang, Jessie Tse and Mary Baker. Mary is currently having a show at the Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery, click here to find out more.
I made the extra effort to design labels for each piece indicating title, artist name, size, materials used and price.
I managed to squeeze in one last painting for the show, making the total number of submissions to be six, I will be posting this sixth painting during the week!
One last shot out the window before visitors showed up. Quite a few laughed at my paintings and expressed great joy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Together Now

Hello Sunday! It's bright and sunny today. The Art Show is next Saturday, I thought I'd put all my paintings up on my notice board to see how they look. I covered an old notice board with leftover fabric and use it to hang my paintings and picture cards collected from local galleries for inspiration. Here you can see 2 paintings I completed in Spring this year, Spring Flowers and Fish Painting, click on their names to read more.This side view below shows some pottery pieces I have collected over the years. The butterfly on the pillow form is made by Amy Chang who will also be showing and selling her pottery at the Art Show. The small blue dish I decided to hang on the wall for that pretty splash of color.
A closer view of the famous five, click here to read more about them.