The year of the Goat, Sheep or perhaps Ram?

This year being the year of the sheep according to Chinese zodiac but also created a bit of confusion for English translation because the Chinese character yang (羊). The exact meaning of the phrase is hard to pin down. Because … Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today, is the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the year of the sheep. During the ten days celebration, often you will see the lion dances  perform but the dragon dance is less often  because it requires a team of … Continue reading

50 shades of grey in Watercolor

I just having fun with the title of my latest watercolor but seriously in watercolor  painting whites basically you are painting many shade of greys. The painting is inspired from one of my blooming white orchids. watercolor on arches paper, … Continue reading

Art imitating life

  Last night, while in bed I look over at my blooming orchid by the window. An idea came to me: often, I use my orchids as my subject for photos and painting. It would be fun to take photos … Continue reading

Watercolor paper cut with shadow

Today with the temperature drops to -30C and is the coldest day of the year so far. However on the bright side, the sun is out. I took advantage the bright light to take some shots of my watercolor paper … Continue reading

Painting for the Chinese New Year

This year the Chinese New Year is on February 19, the year of the Sheep. Every year, I would celebrate this special occasion with a painting and this year is even more special because I was born on the year … Continue reading

Animals in art

When I was a teenager I was very into drawing and painting birds and animals. Everyday, after school I head to the local museum, using the displays of animals and birds as my model for my painting. Pretty soon, the … Continue reading