Saturday, April 15, 2017


A beauty in red.  Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Look

The first portrait for the year. Oil on canvas.  

I think this is the largest portrait done so far.

And a fun one of a lunch scene:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First life drawing session for the year

The first life figure drawing session for 2017:

Some of the drawings from that session.

Finally completed the painting of my nephew and niece.  I wish I could do it differently, but well, there's another time, hopefully...


Sunday, January 01, 2017

Goodbye 2016...

 ... 2016, some events briefly, starting from the most recent:

 I've been wanting to paint my youngest nephew and niece together for sometime now.  I'm glad I finally did just a few days before and this could be my very first painting of double portraits.

Attended 4 funerals within a few months...

Finally brave enough to join the life nude figure drawing community...(shown here are sketches from my first session).

First self portrait in oil for 2016...after not daring to touch this medium for so long...(after which i managed to paint a few more self portraits in oil)

First art contribution to charity. (charcoal on paper - framed)

Went back to a place that I've not visited for many years for Chinese New Year....and drew an old uncle...

Monday, December 26, 2016

Recent drawings and a painting

The last life drawing session for the year.  I arrived really late and missed out so many poses but I'm glad i went ahead:

Recent oil painting - after one of Fechin's work.  It's quite a bad copy but I'm glad to have put in some time as the last I painted in oil was probably almost half a year ago.  

And a quick rough self-portrait in a very blunt charcoal pencil...

I gave up marriage for something you gave up for marriage.  
I'll be alone but I may not be lonely.
Sounds a bit sad but it isn't really....