I haven’t been using watercolour for over a year - I started using gouache and oil paint before the pandemic - and it’s nice to start using it again. Admittedly I was a bit rusty but I had fun with the medium. Gum tree These were painted in Studley Park where I met some friends … Continue reading Back to watercolour
While in isolation at home, and with no travel plans in sight for the foreseeable future, this is as close to travel as I can get now 😃. It was still a lot of fun to visit Europe and look around virtually.
Since we can’t travel internationally for a while, I did some virtual travel using google map. It was fun to see places that I have never been before without having to leave the house. It was also really good to so have some painting references to continue practising and painting at home. I went to … Continue reading Virtual travel
View from Green Point looking towards Melbourne city. A page from my sketchbook, the citrus tart on the top left corner was sketch a week prior. A sketch of the view from Green Point occupied the rest of the spread. I went plein-air painting last Saturday at Green Point in Brighton. It’s a lovely green … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 4
I have sold 2 art prints recently, and once again the idea of putting my work on an online platform/online shops (like Etsy) seemed attractive. However that idea was stashed away quickly! The next day, while out painting, I was thinking of what would sell rather than what would make a good scene or what … Continue reading Selling art prints
This is a park in Port Melbourne. There are several lakes and one of the lakes turn pink (below) when the weather is warm, due to the algae present in the water. These were painted in early 2019 - when the weather was warm in Australia.
Another week passed and my art residency is getting closer to the end. I will miss this landscape. I am doing some sketches in my book. Sometimes they just end up there, but sometimes I use the sketches to develop new work. Anyway, the one above is the first sighting of Cowwarr town, completed on … Continue reading Painting on location
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I booked myself a stay in Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn Ashram. Looking back, the experience was invaluable. It is situated in a lovely and peaceful surrounding. I have a few hours each day to reflect and of course to paint. On day 1, I attended Havan (a fire ceremony) held … Continue reading Ashram life
This was Waikiki Beach, Hawaii in 2000. Not that I painted it 15 years ago; the photo I used as reference was taken back then when I was there. Looking at the photo made me think of my few days there - chilling on the beach, sightseeing and snorkelling. I had the most memorable … Continue reading Waikiki Beach
Kueh - a collection of snacks. They are usually made of local ingredients including flour, sugar, coconut milk, pandanus leaf, palm sugar and others. Most are served as bite-sized cut pieces, and some wrapped in banana leaf (shown below) Above : Various types wrapped in banana leaf. The one that is exposed (actually wrapped … Continue reading Malaysian Kueh