Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Another afternoon at the workshop

Been busy lately, but that's no excuse for not posting. Anyway, here is from this weeks painting workshop. Kind of lost with my approach for paintings at the moment.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Been out sketching the neighborhood after dinner lately. Mostly focusing on getting the essentials before the light is gone. It is not hard to see the family resemblance in the approach.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Doodles this week

Did this sketch while waiting for my long lost father in front of the art museum. 30 minutes before the time to meet up, a familiar nasal voice with strong New York accent came from my left. As some of you may already guessed, I saw a short man with white mustache walking towards me. My highlight of the week.

With the overly relaxed workshop, we only get about 1~1.5 hours worth of actual painting time. Although I usually get most of the major element blocked out in the first 20 minutes, having to effectively show form, effect of lighting, while having random ambient light is a real challenge. Kind of force me to re-think my strategy and approach differently.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Granville Island

Been out painting near the river. Although it was a place with high tourist traffic, they were nice enough to spare me from conversations about their artistic relatives. Tons of nice boats around. Even some that were lifted up from the water for repair.