Hope you have all been well. I have had lots of time at home during this pandemic to try out a new media. I hadn’t spent much time using gouache in the past, and it’s fun to be able to challenge myself. Still life at home Pile after breakfast Mess after breakfast Carton of 12 … Continue reading After breakfast gouache paintings
The other day I wanted to paint something different so I got out my gouache and painted the closest thing I could find in the studio - my brushes in a bucket. It was so enjoyable that I continued to investigate still life paintings - see below, my new shoes and found objects in the … Continue reading Still life in Gouache
Obaasan (Grandma in Japanese) takes care of a shrine near the artist residence where I currently live in Itoshima. I have attempted to paint there three times with no luck, since she wanted to talk each time. With my limited command of the Japanese language, I only understand every third sentence that she says. But … Continue reading Lovely Japanese Granny
When I was in Nikko, I gave my Airbnb host a sketch of her deck to say thank you, and she promptly put it in a frame. I didn't give any thought that she would reciprocate, as she had already given me an origami crane earlier. But of course, she did - in return she … Continue reading Japanese Gift Giving and Receiving
Continuing from the previous post, here are more birds sketched in gouache at the KL Bird Park, a giant walk-in aviary. Pelican This little guy was sitting on his minder’s shoulder Palm CockatooIf you missed the previous post, and would love to see more birds from the Bird Park, follow this link.
Fun time sketching at the durian stalls. Got a family interested and they asked to take pics 😀, not just of my sketch but with me! Haha cute! See below, too right corner. The other pics in the above montage is of my day out with Urban Sketchers Kuala Lumpur in the morning, … Continue reading Eating durian and sketching all day
Hungry ? Here are some painted treats 😄 hope you enjoy these. Pancake stack with banana and strawberry slices with chocolate sauce, and maple syrup on the side. Yau Char Kwai, curry puff and kopi Cakes yummm!
Trying a different approach today. I think it got too dark as I kept painting and moving paint around. Here is the final result, below: The next time, I will have to go lighter.
Trying something different by using a Pentel brush pen. A fun tool. Still life at home Could not help adding some watercolour wash on these shoes 😊 The adventure continues - till next post when I go outdoors!
A gorgeous flower left (above) from a bunch given to me by a friend recently, and some painted flowers below. Carnations from the market - white flowers are a challenge but a dark background helps push the flowers in front I often look at my beautiful succulents and think how complex they are to capture. … Continue reading Flowers