Monday, October 22, 2007

10-minute painting

This is a sketch of the Putrajaya bridge near the Wetlands lake. I did it in a very loose style, under 10 minutes. What I intended was to capture the form of the bridge. The foliage you see are actually quite a distance away. However, because of the heavy colours used, they appear up front - as if they are ornamental trees planted on the bridge itself. The coloured structures are the (at right) Putrajaya Mosque.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Putrajaya National Watercolour Competition 2007

Take note please if you are interested. The first prize is RM10,000, RM8,000 for the second and RM6,000 for the third. There are 10 Merit prizes offering RM1,000 and 10 consolation offering RM500.

Online entry forms are available here

This is the second organised by the Putrajaya Corporation and the Malaysian Watercolour Organisation. Last year, there was no top prize winner and two artists tied for the second place. Let's hope this year we will see a true winner and higher standards of selection.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lone angler

Did you see the chap in the blue covered boat? Spotted him at one of my favourite fishing grounds near an estuary. Scenery like this are quite rare as development eats up the countryside. Still, moments like this captured either on film or on paper, bring back fond memories.