“On the watch”, watercolor painting

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″


on the watch framed


work in progress

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

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


The chance encounter

My latest watercolor, “the chance encounter” 12″x16″. At first I was planning to do a portrait of the Jack Russell but mid- way through the painting, an idea came to me by adding a butterfly.  I choose the monarch butterfly … Continue reading

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

Cat in a Box


I love boxes because it has that element of surprise one never knows its content until it is open. One day while walking downtown, I found a very nice Armani men Cologne gift box. The elegance black box was in a small shopping bag with colognes missing

I took it back to my studio and wanted to do something to replace the missing colognes.

Today, I made this cat paper cut as the replacement. It is 8.5”x8.5”.

cat in a box