Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chirping Birds and Fragrant Flowers, Part II

Following up on a previous blog on the same theme, here are more card paintings of the chirping birds in the company of magnificent flowers.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bamboo Garden

Bamboo garden on blank colored cards is today's feature.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rock Formations

Today's Arts class was about painting rock formations. This was how I progressed, from top to bottom.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Yesterday's Arts class featured one of the Four Gentlemen in chinese brush painting: bamboo. Despite numerous times of painting the same subject of the bamboo, there is always something new and fresh that emanates from each effort.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Breathing Life into Lotus Painting, Part II

This is a continuation of an earlier blog on lotus paintings, in the sense that the five here were done at the same time as the previous five.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Painting Idea

At the suggestion of Mrs. Fan, my Arts teacher, I tried something new today: painting on cut rice paper of circular shape pasted on colored blank card. Here are the results.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Breathing Life into Lotus Painting

An old friend, Baixi, visited us with his kids over the weekend. Then we were sidetracked by the cone of the projected track of Tropical Storm Fay, which threatened to be the first 2008 hurricane to come acalling. That fizzled out, putting me at ease to continue my painting. The results: lotus.

Previously, I have painted the outline first followed by coloring in. Today, I decided to reverve the process: one-stroke to complete the color first, be it for a flower, a leaf, or a stem, then follow up with the outline. The effort seems to breathe life into the painting, adding some lustre to the previously rather bland look. Don't you think?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Landscape Painting

Rock, mountain, water, tree, and house, it being symbolic of the human presence, that span both the geological and human time spans. But within minutes, the paintings are done.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lotus, sometimes in the company of fish

Today's renderings comprise a combination of new and redrawn nature painting of lotus and fish. Redrawn paintings are based on my previous works but the cards have since been given away to friends or for the purpose of charity sale. But since each is hand-made, there would be some differences in details such as in the brightness of the color, for example.