Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Old Plane"

Old Plane
8 x 10"
Oil on stretched canvas

  When I saw this week's challenge, I know it is the time to paint a tool from my husband's workshop. I always want to paint those hand tools, especially this old plane, it reminds me of Chinese ancient time, we were still creative then, but now... 
  Mention of my hubby's tools, I feel that men love tools are just like women love shoes--you always need another one in your shop/closet!
  It is very interesting to set up this still life, I added couple of wood shavings to join the plane to get more practice on reflected light on different edges. Thanks Eileen for the fun challenge of this week! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Lean Meal"

Lean Meal
5 x 7"
oil on 1/4" gessoed board

  I went to shop for meat few days ago, just for finding a perfect piece of raw meat to paint to do the painting challenge of this week. But as you can see, I was not very satisfied with the meat on the market that day, I made a quick decision finally, chose a pack of lean ground beef instead. It is really interesting painting the ground meat--not too bloody but still have the raw meat feeling in it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

"Simply White"

Simply White
5 x 5"
oil on 1.5" thick gallery wrapped canvas

 sides painted

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Ferris Wheel Ride"

Ferris Wheel Ride
6 x 6"
oil on 1/4" gessoed board
  When I was thinking about DPW this week's "The wheel challenge", this big bright Ferris wheel comes to my mind, it brought back the joyous memories of playing in the local fair with my family. The challenge is about the "wheels" give us the freedom and speed, I don't know if the Ferris wheel count?...Take a ride!