May this monkey year 2016 brings you happiness, prosperity and tons of creative ideas. Happy New Year 2016! xxx
Well, I have been away forever! Works have been flowing in so no complains 🙂 It has become a tradition that I send postcards to my friends from watercolor class once in a while. So on the occasion of the new year, I painted a bunch of postcards with cats to them. I love cats. Not as much as dogs but I love them too. This is not the year of the cat (but the year of the goat for us Asian) but well… who can resist cute cats!
It is not really a still life painting but this just fits my previous still life theme so yey. My watercolor classmates and I kind of have a tradition to paint postcards to our classmates like once every 2 or 3 months. One of my classmates is a very smart university professor and she travels around the globe and be a visiting professor here and there. Her name in Thai is Nok which means bird in English. So the latest postcard I painted for her was this one. Very simple but not at all easy. I don’t really like the background color. Though I like chubby little colorful birds and their little red flags (*pats self for coming up with this idea heh*). But my friend loves it! I guess this matters the most.
I would like to think I get better at this… yes? no? But I had fun–that is for sure. Heh
So they all say third time’s a charm! I presented to you the chubby little labrador and his oh-so-huge fish 🙂 I think the fish swims upside down? No?
Oh my, my, who would have thought that painting things are so much harder than painting landscape! My second try at still life painting. The original photo is not mine, found in google. Still a very loooong way to gooooo….
When I first started painting with watercolor, I mostly painted landscape. I still love to paint landscape but also have started to explore more style. Lately I have been into painting still life picture. One thing I lean is that light and shadow are very important! I’m still learning and cannot yet master all the work of light/shadow but it’s fun and refreshing all the way 🙂
For some reasons, I love lighthouses. Often find myself browsing for lighthouse pictures from google image and looking at the beauty for hours. So late last year, I chose 9 of my favorite U.S.A. lighthouse pictures from several sources and painted postcards to my watercolor classmates and teachers. Thanks to the owners of the original pictures whoever you are. This is one collection I am very proud of 🙂