Thursday, November 17, 2016

Painting Winter Silhouette

Purple & Orange, this is the best time to appreciate the beauty of trees, silhouetted against a glowing sunset.

west facing window comes in handy

Monday, November 14, 2016


Dont forget to look up at the moon tonight. The last time we had a super moon was 67 years ago. Due to optical illusion, the moon appears gigantic at moon rise & moon set.

Brilliant moonset at  5:30am this morning

Friday, November 4, 2016


Pursuing landscape in saturated tones to express the sweeping expanse of sky outside my window!

Start of with Blue pastel paper for a blue nocturne

A few strokes of colors to indicate the sunset

Monday, October 24, 2016

Painted Ferns

 Nature's abundant glories...from my garden to my studio. The tiny ferns call for some detail brushwork.
The wonder of it all!

Friday, October 14, 2016


Another typical scene of the Catskill Mountain. Black & White nestled quietly among the green texture of trees & meadows. 

I started off with a watercolor rendering. I needed to use a small watercolor brush to define the cow.

I then  highlighted the foliage with a few strokes of colorful pastel. Soft pastel over textured watercolor paper gives it that illusive quality of the light.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Another morning of trying to capture the light & atmosphere.

Seeing a lot of cadmium orange around the studio this week...

I think I can use the leftover paint for pumpkins too!

Monday, October 3, 2016


Dreary day calls for some colors. Another short summer in the garden. This in-between season actually gives me more time to paint. It's nice to have the luxury to study every botanical for its own sake, without rushing out to water the garden!

late summer blooms

Friday, September 16, 2016

From Summer to Mermaid

Mysterious nature of inspiration with a dose of mindfulness! Been working on a Summer Collection with seaside cottage, sky & water. 

Thought I should include some nautical elements from the beach. Tossed around some seashells onto a layer of blue texture watercolor.

 The right side of this border seem to be a little off balance...
 The idea of adding a mermaid to the border came to me while I was biking. I have to dash back to my studio before my inspiration swims off!
Fantasy Summer Collection