Thursday, August 3, 2017

Will in the Black Rock Dessert

This is a picture of my friend's son Will who was in the Black Rock dessert for testing the rocket launch as the Boy Scout science project. When I first saw the picture of a young man in the scorching hot and dry dessert environment, I said to myself that's a good picture to paint. After 2 years with all the distractions and excuses, I finally did it..... it's a long journey !

Thursday, July 20, 2017


I'm used to painting the light directly shinning on the model's face, but this time the light source was from behind so the face was in the dark side. I learned a lot from painting the model in this kind of studio setting, and hope I will be more fluent next time.

Friday, June 30, 2017


Richard and his parrot have been together for 22 years, and the companionship between them was absolutely unparalleled. What a fun experience to paint the 2 together.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


This time we got a professional ballerina posing for us. She was so beautiful, elegant and classic that we just kept painting even the live studio session was over. Great model, great artist friends, and happy to share the painting here with you.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Summer Nap

This time I tried to render the painting more impressionistic to learn (and practice) more of impromptu paintings. I enjoy this painting process very much, and see the result is more dramatic than my usual paintings.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Another painting done by one live model session and finished the detail in my studio. We were so happy to have 2 young girls post for us, they were curious, energetic and excited. And they held the posture extremely well.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sahara in blue chiffon

After 8 months of absence, I finally get back to my painting routine again. This is the painting of a young model Sahara. I painted her in one live model session and finished with photo reference. Although I felt rusty when painting her (due to lack of practice), I'm glad I did it.