Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Swan Lake"

Swan Lake
8 x 8"
Oil on 1/8" thick gessobord
  I did this painting for DPW weekly challenge. The idea was to paint something in the style of a painter you admire. Can you feel that Monet's "Water Lilies" was the inspiration of this paint?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Sunny Road Trip"

Sunny Road Trip
8 x 8"
Oil on 1  1/2" Thick Gallery Wrapped Canvas

The side-views
  I always feel so impressive when I see the blue sky and white clouds on the road trips with my husband. I don't see much blue sky when I was in Beijing because of the pollutions were so bad in the city. This is one of the beautiful scene I remembered at a road trip to Washington D.C.. We were such "road warriors" back then.
  This painting I did on an 1 1/2" thick, gallery wrapped stretched canvas, painted four sides, ready to hang and display.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"American Apple Pie"-Photos From My 1st. Thanksgiving

  It was my first real American home made apple pie on thanksgiving 9 years ago. I even got the chance cutting holes for the crust before they put into the oven. I tried to made it creative with Chinese word "fortune" on top. My husband's family are traditional New England family, had apple pies in their whole lives but never seen Chinese word on top of the American apple pie!--I always thought it would be very funny if I put "Made in China" on it!

  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Be grateful for everything we have! Enjoy the holiday with family and friends!

  Thank you for following my blog and supporting my paintings! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Peace, Joy, Love"

Peace, Joy, Love
8 x 10"
Oil on stretched canvas
  I picked these special ornaments for this Christmas, love the way that golden bird and red glass ball with golden lines matched perfectly, set them with my tablecloth before hang on the tree, create a simple holiday spirit--peace, joy, love, share them with family and friends. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Little Man's Big Catch"-Gift for family

Little Man's Big Catch
16 x 20"
Oil on canvas
  This is my painting done by a photo reference that my husband took for his brother and my husband's fishing buddy. My brother-in-law got a chance having vacation with us last year, they three went out fishing that day, and he caught a big sailfish (I think that is what they called), my husband and his friend were all so happy for him because there are not many people can catch this size of fish everytime they go out the ocean. Also my brother-in-law's nickname is "little man", so I think this title is really fit him.
  It is my first time paint fish and have a lot of fun with it--I always admire and impress by artist Guy Harvey 's dynamic fish painitngs. I am very proud of my first try. My husband even said that the best looking one is the fish in this painting! :-)

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Holiday At Dock"

Holiday At Dock
8 x 8"
Oil on gessoboard
  I found these beautiful nautical style ornaments in the store, they are really bit of challenge to paint for me. The dock line and knots wrap around the balls, the see-through colored glass with high light and reflection...I set up these two balls on a piece of wood with light blue back ground, created the holiday spirit at a dock somewhere. Hope everyone enjoy the painting and the coming holiday as well.