Monday, January 24, 2011

Three's Company

Three friends stand by each other - have fun!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Purple is my favorite color and I love the deep purple color of the eggplants. It's quite satisfying to paint a simple still life in early Saturday morning.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Red and Blue

This is a traditional still life setting. I found it quite interesting when I added a few blueberries in the setting as I could use the red and blue colors left from painting the apples and mug for the blueberries (and the tulip).

BTW, I have registered the Silicon Valley Open Studio 2011, and will be showing my paintings to the public in the first and third weekend in May. From now till May, I will be painting more :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breakfast time

This is the painting I did last night with my artist friend. It was her idea of setting up a breakfast scene.

First I thought the setup was OK, but when I started rendering the subjects - a peanut butter jar, some walnuts, a slice of wheat bread and a spread knife on a white plate, I then found the fun and beauty of painting them. It's the same elements of painting any other "exciting" subjects - color, value, composition, edges, and drawing.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ready to Cook

This is the first still life painting I did in 2011. I tried to setup a scene that's warm and cozy to compensate the unusual wet and cold California winter.

As this is the beginning of a new year, I promise I will study, practice, and think more when I'm making art, and hope you will come back more often to share your thoughts with me.