Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nude Reader

A pose by a beautiful model.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Warm and Cool

Love the contrast of the lighting on the girl, try to manage the warm and cool colors to create a harmony on the canvas.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


It was a very surreal scene in the Trinity Church garden in New York city.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


My son was connecting with his friends in U.S. after a long day of sight-seeing in Florence back in the summer of 2012. It was a hot day there so we closed the drapes to keep the room cool since the air conditioner wasn't quite working. I was surprised to find out we had created a very beautiful environment for painting.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


In the middle of the day, a handsome surfer rested on the white sandy beach of Santa Monica. The sun was so strong I felt like he had already melted into the sand.

Reading Christmas Choir Program

I attended my friend's German choir performance during the Christmas time of 2013 and caught this scene of a senior man reading the choir program before the performance. It struck me deeply as in that celebrated joyful time, he came alone by himself, sat there alone, and tried to read the small fonts on the printed program.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Feathery Purple

Painting the feathery costume is challenging but fun. The result is satisfying.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Another figure painting, I had lots of fun with the colors and shapes.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Oil Painters of America - 2014 National Juried Exhibition

My painting "Carmel" was selected by the Oil Painters of America's 23rd National Juried Exhibition. It will be showing in Bennington Center for Arts in Bennington, VT in June - July, 2014. I am very excited for the recognition by the OPA and am looking forward to a great show in June. Click below for more information about the show:

Folding sheet

Another Figure painting


a figure painting

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Renaissance Fair 3

Another interesting character at the Renaissance Fair.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Renaissance Fair - 2

Another picture from the Renaissance Fair, I love to see all the people dressed up and immersed themselves into the Medieval time. As an artist, I found there are so many wonderful subjects that I can paint from. Definitely it's the place I will visit more often.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Renaissance Fair

An interesting picture I shot when I visited the Renaissance Fair last summer. This young girl dressed up with the Medieval costume. I love the vivid colors and texture of her clothes, with her angel face under the full sun. Painting her made me feel like I'm back to the scene again.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carmel - 2

> Another lovely pose by Carmel.

Warm light

I love the very warm light shining on this very characteristic model.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Carmel is a beautiful young woman, she posed for us a while back. Now that I am focused on the figurative painting, I found her photo reference and painted her out. I am very happy with the result !

Arabian Woman

Another portrait painting that we dressed the model up like the Arabian woman.

Man with headdress

Another portrait painting. I really like the headdress he was wearing and his facial structure. He is a perfect model.

Curly Joy

I have been procrastinating on updating my blog due to my busy school and work schedules. Now we are in 2014 and I want to make sure I have a fresh start with my art career. Sharing the paintings I did in late 2013, it helps me to organize my work better. You can see that I am working on mastering the portrait / figurative domain. This painting has been selected by the Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15% in September 2013.