Sunday, May 31, 2009

Insects and Flowers

We were away on a New York trip, at the expense of my blog. But I'm glad to be back, though these paintings of flowers variously with butterflies, bees, and dragonfly, were actually done on the day before the trip.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Buddies on a New Date

The Buddy painters met today, as opposed to the usual Friday, and completed the following. The top one is by Mrs. Kim and I brought up the rear in tow.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mixing up ...

Painting on cards, painting on rice paper, birds, flowers, butterflies, different hues ...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Painting Buddies separate yet united

The painting buddies each painted on their home turf, but their works are reunited here, featuring for the first time a bird painted by Mrs. Kim (top). I opted for a dragon-fly.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Birds' Musing

This is a outline sketch that can be used for coloring in as would be the case for the Gong Pi style of Chinese brush painting.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Painting of a special nature

Not the bamboo, not the flowers, but the paper that they are painted on. This special rice paper minimizes color smearing when colored. However, it cannot be stored for a long time as then the quality deteriorates such that any color pattern will appear as blocks. But when it's colored when still new, the pattern will stay.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The complementarity of flowers and leaves

The ever colorful flowers and the uniformly green leaves make up for a pleasing sight that spells nature.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Happy Mother's Day to all

Today's art class is on drawing Orchid and I took the opportunity to combine it with an excerpt from a famous Tang Dynasty Chinese poem that expounds on the unconditional love of a mother that knows no bound and is beyond any act of repaying, no matter how hard we try, to send a Happy Mother's Day greeting to all.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

At ease ...

... with oneself and the environment, the birdie way ...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In Full Bloom

... via the Gong Pi Style and patterned after the excellent painting guide of Elaborated Style of Flower and Bird Paintings by Yu-shia Liou (2001).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Color me red ...

... and the butterflies shall pirouette.