Monday, May 30, 2011

Freshly Cut

Set up the roses outdoor and paint directly from them is a great experience. I enjoy it very much.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Purple Dream

As I said earlier, I want to paint lots of roses this summer. This is a small painting, I want to create the vignette effect. Hope you like it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Open Studio - Done!

I just finished showing my art work for 3 consecutive weekends in the Silicon Valley Open Studio. It was a great experience to meet with people and talk to people about my art. I am so encouraged by the feedback and praises I got from people who came to see my work. In return, I will work harder and smarter so I can be better and better.

Also, the support I got from my family and friends during the entire event was unforgettable. Many of my "lost" friends came to the show, it's a great feeling knowing that art can be such a powerful tool to connect people.

Now, back to painting!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rose Cluster

This cluster of roses are so vibrant and showy, they always attract the most attention from people passing by my house.

This is my second try of painting roses with the impressionistic way. I enjoy it very much. In fact, I will do more rose paintings as this is such a beautiful yet sophisticated subject to paint.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pink Roses

The roses are blooming in my backyard as summer is near. So I decided to paint the simple beauty with complex structure.

Before I tried several times to paint the rose petals one by one, and none of them were successful. So this time I decided to use the bold brush strokes to simplify the petal folds, as well as to capture the light on the roses more dramatically.
So far, I am satified with the results.