Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peak 1

Acrylic on canvas
I call this Peak 1. Somewhere I am currently residing. The imagery of this painting should give you and idea of how this place is. Though notoriously famous for its past, I do love the quietness. It has been awhile since I last used acrylic cream with knives. So this is it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Wassily Kadinsky, the so-called 'father of abstraction' once famously declared:

"There is no must in art because art is free."

This is one of his works that I particularly like:

Squares with concentric circles

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mama Fish

Acrylic Ink
I was getting restless last couple of days. After the trip with my girlfriends, I was itching to reach for my brushes again. I was inspired with all the paintings at Kuningan Suites where we stayed. Lots of naive and abstract paintings hung on the walls at the lobby and along the room corridors. The moment I got home I already knew what I wanted to paint and set to work the very next day. I came up with this. A naive painting of a fish. Now, this gives me an idea to make this into my sister's 38th bday present. I will scribble at the back "Happy Birthday Mama Fish Fina!" I hope she will get the message..hehe. Ok. Going back to bed. This fever I'm having is so not fun :(

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yellow Painting

Mixed media on canvas board
This started as a test board. I had too much fun trying different techniques that I almost completed it as a whole painting until, I spilled half a bottle of yellow ink in the excitement of doing this. Sheeshh! Half a bottle of pricey ink gone! That's when I started to scoop up the paint and used it on the test board. It came out as above. Of course I added few other colours and did print transfer to give it depth and focus. Oh, I added texture to it too. I think it came out quite alright. I call it the Yellow Painting :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lotus Pond

Acrylic ink on canvas.

Weekend is always high risk days for me. The tendency for me to just get ready, start the car and drive to the nearest mall is very high. Shopping is my fave past time next to painting. So, today, before I have the itch to spend money unnecessarily, I quickly donned my painting uniform (shorts & tee) and started working on a canvas. The result - Lotus Pond! I just love ink. Tricky but fun. Well...who knows, instead of spending money, I will make money out of this...hehe.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Test board with acrylic ink

I recently bought a set of inks. Experimenting was fun! I did this on a small canvas board. The flow of the ink was so smooth and vibrant akin to watercolour except this was a mixed media as I sprinkled a bit of white sand texture gel.