Rouge river in Autumn

Rouge river in Autumn

I live near the Rouge River valley and with a short bus ride and 10 minutes walk I would right in this urban wilderness. The Rouge River is part of Rouge Park, the largest urban park in North America. It … Continue reading

fallen leaf in water


I live near a valley, often I go there to be alone and found inspiration for my paintings. Last week when i was there noticed some of the trees already turning color, colorful leaves were floating on the nearby creek. … Continue reading

Labor day celebration

watercolor 16"x12"

Yesterday was labor day but as a full time artist  I think it was more about a day to celebrate of not being in the work force. However I spent the day “working” and finished another painting: a labor of … Continue reading

Many shades of white

mang shades of white s

My I love painting white flowers with watercolor because in watercolor white paint is not used instead the whites came from the paper itself. Painting whites one really just painting the shadows and reflected colors. Here is my latest  “Double … Continue reading

My sold painting was returned and unclaimed

I sold an original painting through an art site just before Christmas. The next day I sent out the painting and later I checked the post office has tried to deliver but no one home to receive it, a notice was left. I thought the buyer might be away for the holiday then After the 15 day return period over I was paid so I didn’t think much about it Then last month, I got a notice from the post office a package was on hold for me: to my surprise it was my sold painting. Their explanation was, after holding it for more than a month no one has claim the package it was return to me. ( I paid for the return shipping charge).
Right away I sent out an email to the buyer but no reply and then I called and left a message still no respond. Another month gone by still no respond from this buyer,.
This is the first for me, make me wonder what ever happened to the buyer if he still alive?

watercolor painting

watercolor painting


The year of the Monkey

monkey watercolor

This year is the year of the monkey according to the Chinese calendar. I painted this babay monkey watercolor painting to celebrate the Chinese New Year, he is carry a tangerine in his mouth and the tangerine is an important symbol for the new year which means good fortune and wealth.

the watercolor is 15:x21

monkey in studio


Some days my stars all lined up

Yesterday morning, I got an email from one of the art sites I belong to as I sold a greeting card. later, I returned home and found out I sold a original painting at the other site. Better still, a confirmation email from a TV channel it wants to do a feature on me.

watercolor on paper 23"x23"

watercolor on paper 23″x23″

In the evening, one of my watercolors was chosen as the banner for a group I belong  on facebook. I went to bed feeling it been a rather eventful day.

wish upon the butterfly

Got up this morning was surprised to see the unusual number of emails I had over night. Most was about one photo I  upload on flickr, A photo I titled “winter berries” received many thousands views and comments: as it turned out it was feature on Flickr’s explore page. Then another email for another greeting card sold to the same buyer from yesterday!

winter berries

After lunch I went to mail my painting as I came out from the post office was stopped by the local TV station and interviewed for my opinion on the city’s plan on building subway in my area.

One last email, from the watercolor society the confirmed date for my workshop been sat.( last month out of the blue I was invited to do a master workshop for their members even I don’t anyone in it).