Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Coming Home - 2011

This is my latest piece showing a group of sailors emerging from the storm. It depicts the personal battles we all face in life, the storm that we all weather at one time or the other. And in the end, we all emerge a better person.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Simple Tree

When you have nothing in mind, doodles help you keep in touch with the colours and techniques. Here I created an imaginary piece using ochre, vandyke brown, ultramarine blue and viridian.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Penang Coast

Thia painting - 10in by 11.5in was done as a sketch to a painting. Feedback welcome.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Figure in Paint - or is it Figure in Pain?

A well thought out piece.
I invited myself to the launch of the Figure in Paint Contemporary Watercolour exhibition held at the Galeri Petronas today, June 30, 2011.

Figure In Paint: Contemporary Watercolour is an exhibition featuring a collection of experimental works by some of the the nation's well-known artists invited by the gallery. The artists, I was told, uses or have used watercolour as their primary medium.

Although the exhibition gives pride of place to the aquamedia, I wished the artists had looked beyond the obvious requirements of the theme.

Why do the obvious and treat Figure in Paint as it is? Why not figures in pain instead? In troubled times such as this, I think it is very relevant for artists to exercise their creative licence and think out of the box. Which is what creativity is all about, isn't it? To be fair, there are several artists who impressed me with their depiction of the theme. These artists have put on their thinking caps and have come up with works that are worth figuring about. And one, which showed a Hazmat man holding a burnt ripened banana (read: Japanese Nuclear Crisis), is particularly worth mentioning. Another showed a woman in her palms praying for love which is obviously lacking in this time and age. This Figure is definitely in Pain!

Intelligent piece, this!
If you want to see who has intelligently explored both his medium and his creativity, you have until Sept 4 to view the show. It is at the Galeri Petronas, KLCC.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Canvas Tents

Colours used: Indigo, Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean.
Was exploring what the colours the master might have used. This was modified greatly and unlike the work of the master.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Looking for KL Sketchers

I am trying to start a sketching group in Kuala Lumpur. If you are interested to find out more, visit Facebook here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Morning Glory

This is a piece by my 17-year-old student. She is trying a very complex subject.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

My friend Judie

This is my painting of a friend of mine, Judie. I did this during my recuperation from an eye surgery.