Saturday, December 31, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005



Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Illustration Friday - Surprise

She was not afraid of the big snake, but I was.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

WetCanvas! Portraiture Forum

Painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05
Color pencils on 11"x14.5" drawing paper

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Illustration Friday - Small

Mini was my first car. It was small, but it was powerful, economical and easy to park. The background was an old photo showing me driving this car outside my block.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

Illustration Friday - Free


One day in the park, this father decided to turn his back and let his 3 children free to play. The kids went up to the fountain and had a good time.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Illustration Friday - Strength

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Illustration Friday - Broken

The word "broken" reminded me a song, "Morning has Broken" by Cat Stevens. It was so beautiful and meaningful.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Oil Painting - A Sunny Morning at Yale

20"x16" water soluable oil painting, the reference photo was taken 2 years ago when I visited my son at New Haven.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Oil Painting

24"x18" Water soluable oil painting, old houses at Ann Siang Hill, China Town.

Thanks Lynda Doukanaris of Wet Canvas for the ref image. I added in the old lady myself.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Illustration Friday - Escape


It is an old Chinese fairy tale that is related to the Chinese Moon Cake Festival (or A Mid-Autumn Festival), celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of Chinese calendar.

A woman , Chang-O, was married to the great General Hou. He was a skilled archer. One day, at the behest of the emperor, he shot down eight of nine suns that had mysteriously appeared in the heaven that morning. The people feared that these suns would appear again to torture them and dry up the planet, so they prayed to the Goddess of Heaven to make General Hou immortal so that he could always defend the country. Their wish was granted and he was given a Pill of Immortality. One day his wife Chang-O swallowed the pill and fled to the moon.

By coincidence, tomorrow is the Moon Cake festival and we are eating moon cakes.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Monday, September 05, 2005

Illustration Friday - Roots

Illustration Friday

they may be forgotten when the progress is too fast.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Illustration Friday - Reflection

Illustration Friday

Reflection ....

after 60 years?

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Oil Portrait Work-in-Progress #03

The positions of the eyes have been adjusted. More details and colours were put in on the face.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wetcanvas Paint/draw from the same reference - July 2005

Submitted the pencil & white pastel drawing to Wetcanvas Portraiture Channel "Paint/draw from the same reference - July 2005 ". The photo was the reference image.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Looks Ok but Unreal

Yesterday I read a fantasy art book, I found this interesting drawing.

It looks normal but it could not exist in reality.

Oil Portrait Work-in-Progress #02

Today just blocked in the colours for the back ground, hair and shirt. The face looked bright when these colours added. Will continue to work on the details on the face.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Oil Portrait Work-in-Progress #01

Oil portrait on 24"x18" canvas. Started work from 16 July 05.

Submission to Illustration Friday this week

Submission to Illustration Friday this week: Karma

To continue putting something into a limited capacity, will cause overflow and wastage.

Sunday, July 17, 2005


Submitted a pencil drawing to Wetcanvas portrait drawing challenge No.4. The photo is the ref image.