Monday, June 27, 2011


6 x 6"
Oil on wood board

  Lychee is one of special fruit to me. I've never had fresh lychee when I was child in China. It is impossible to keep lychees fresh or store them for longer time (not in the cans). Luckily my husband found fresh lychee in the local farmer's market, before the lychee season is over, I paint them to keep a long memory of the fresh taste.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Melon Reflections"

Melon Reflections
6 x 6"
Oil on Wood board
This week DPW's challenge is to paint this photo upsidedown. Of couse, never done that before. It was very fun, just like use my another hand to write, or think everything in Chinese but communicate with others in English...:-P now please understand why I speak Chinglish!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Save For Future"

Save For Future
5 x 7"
Oil on Wood board
  A stacking piggy bank is the entry of DPW's ''balance challenge". Piggy bank is a simple reminder for us - no matter our lives are better or worse, we should always have something saved for future.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Love Memory"-Commissioned Portrait

Love Memory
8 X 10"
oil on Wood board

  I did this commissioned portrait for Mrs. Willard referred by her husband's favorite photo which her father-in-law and their daughter were together on the beach at Cape Canavarel in Florida 22 years ago.  Her father-in-law recently passed away, she would like the focus to be more on them, but still show that they are on the beach. This painting will be a special gift for her husband and mother-in-law.
  So, here is my final work. I followed her request and did a few changes to make it more like a piece of art not just a photo copy. When I was painting, I focus on the lovely moment in this photo, the grandpa and the little girl's bright smiling faces really touched me, and brought back lots of my childhood memory...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Golden Jewelry Pouch"

Golden Jewelry Pouch
5 x 7"
Oil on Wood board

   This Asian golden jewelry pouch is very handy to "wrap", but it is a little bit difficult to paint, especially in gold color. Combine with my Chinese earrings make a fortunate present. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Summer is Here"

Summer is Here
6 x 6"
Oil on Wood board
  Summer is not the best time of year in Florida. Windows are covered by the blinds and curtains, AC is running most of the time everyday. "Snow birds" are gone, hurricane season starts...While I was looking for something to paint from outside the window, I discovered this mockingbird standing on top of the metal decoration, he was enjoying his image reflected on the window. Feel like he is telling me - summer is here!