Today, it is the start of the Chinese new year or the Luna new year, the year of the dog. Every year I would create a new painting for this special occasion. This time I decided to paint a bouquet … Continue reading
This morning I was down at the basement looking for stuff to use for my lino printing and by chance I found an old exhibition catalog: it was for an exhibition at the AGO called inprint’76 which was a group … Continue reading
It been little over a month since I returned to school and taking classes for print making, I was surprised how much has changed since my art school days. My class mates came from all ages and background but few … Continue reading
When I was in Art College one of my majors was printmaking, I made screen prints, etching and spent countess hours in the print studio at school. At my gradating year I even won an award as the” print maker … Continue reading
Today is Labour day, I feel so blessed not to need a job to live but work on my labour of of love: painting!
last year, I painted a watercolor painting of a white cattleya orchid but it was not satisfy with the result and then put it away for months. later I pull out the painting to look at it but was still … Continue reading
I find March is a difficult month for me as I looking forward for the spring arrival however the temperature outside remind me winter still in charge. This Monday, I woke up to another grey day and the sun … Continue reading
When I was in art school I used to work part time in a flower shop. The tiny shop was in a big hotel owned by a friend, I used to work on Fridays. Most of the customers were guests from the hotel and people work nearby. During the year we were not super busy but Valentine was anther story.
We had so much orders for Valentine my friend would got her family and friends to help out. We had so much flowers with no room to keep them, she had to book a hotel room to keep some of the arrangements and also for us to rest during our long working hours.
it was working at that little flower shop how my interest of plants and flowers started. During the slow time of the day I would read books on plants care and adding more more and indoor plants for my apartment
Every February I would think of the time I worked at that flower shop how we prepare for the Valentine week and all those beautiful bouquets we carefully packed for the cold winter.
Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I finally finished this painting “on the watch” a week ago but somehow forgotten to post it here. I posted it on my facebook page and got many likes and comments, one even suggested to make into a puzzles!
here is the finished version, watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 14″x12″
My neighbour has this black and white cat often comes over to our gardens. One of his favorite spots is our tomato patch. In the afternoon when the sun is the hottest he would enjoys the shades provide by the … Continue reading