It’s been awhile since my last update. Well, a lot had happened… and we finally moved to a new city/ place in early October. For the past few weeks, we have been busy unpacking/ settling down/ explore the neighborhood.
Art wise, I’m hoping to do more art videos in the future and have been trying to figure out how to take better videos with my phone.
I’ve just uploaded a video of me painting Tommy the Cat. A lot can be improved and hope to find a better set up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the video and subscribe if you like it :)
When I thought that April was a tough month, May is even worse… and I can’t imagine what June’d be like…
Well, at least I’ve continued to make art…
I’ve decided to be more focused when working on the ACEO projects, and tried to work with some themes. I did a series of abstract work using the Holbein Acryla Gouache and modelling paste… but I found that the colors I got all have very similar values and its hard to get a large enough contrast…not satisfied with the results.
Another series I’ve worked on is the “Girls in the Universe” series. I had fun randomly applying colors onto the paper, and then worked out the details using negative painting techniques.
I’ve also decided to join many other artists on instagram for the #the100dayproject from 19 April to 27 July. I’ve been painting cats using the Acryla Gouache so that I can explore the medium more… you can search this hashtag #100daysofgouachecats on instagram for my work.
A late update on my ACEO project – I managed to finish a total of 54 ACEOs in March! I was experimenting with different papers and different art materials. It was fun just to paint whatever I feel like whenever I feel like, but after doing that randomly for the past 3 months, I think I need to be a little more focus and working on some series instead of making a lot of individual pieces… and I need some time to think what I’d like to focus on…it’s hard to decide……
Here’s a collection of my ACEOs done in February. Thanks to my friend who brought me some new watercolors and gouache paints, I got to play and experiment with the new paints :) always fun to play with new art materials.
Thanks to the encouragements of my friends, I’ve decided to join this year’s Pameran Poskad 2015, a postcard show that features works from artists around the world. This year, a total of 502 artists are included, and more than 5000 postcards are on the show and for sales!
I’ve created this “Girl & Cat” series for the show, featuring Tommy the Cat secretly in all of them 😝 (actually I found myself painting Tommy whenever I’m painting a cat!) It was fun trying to create a series of work based on the same theme, and the postcard size is just perfect for me as I enjoyed working small 😊 . Come check these out this weekend if you happen to be in Singapore!