Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

hoi an international sketchwalk

the clouds were in small clumps
 with its shadows casting on the land 
which made it difficult to sketch with the moving plane.
                                              upon arrival
                                        my first glimpse of this bright yellow tree warned me
                                               tis going to be hot
                                                          for the next few days sketching
                                          in this ancient town Hoi An


                            by 5pm.. i rushed out to see the main sight.. the japanese bridge..


                      the first thing that came to my mind is to get away from all that noise,
                                          suddenly i see
                                          the owner of a shop..
                                          facing the bridge was this  long wall..
                      he sat there watching the whole scene
                      i used sign language to seek approval
                                          if i could get to where he was seated..
                                          and so i did.


      the very first day.. was already warm the thai team of sketchers were all set and ready
        well positioned.. it was their first day.. so give each other space.. all artists like their
                                OWN SPACE.. AND THEIR OWN SCENE TO SKETCH




Thursday, June 25, 2015

onto onto golden reflections on the equator..... singapore waters

whilst strolling in a Singapore Park,
 we sometimes glimpse upon a beautiful reflection in our pristine waters.
 When the waves settle, there is order out of chaos.
Like a thumbprint, each reflection is unique, depending on the time of day and its
accompanying ripple effects.

Which brings us to
"MIRRORS of Singapore"

these are the golden reflections.

on the shores of singapore around Marina bay




the view was from the esplanade in singapore


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

the end of the day in luang prabang laos.





i never carry my paints which is a bad habit.. but somehow i manage to find this lady who had an art shop so i borrowed her husband's paints and paper.. luang prabang in the late afternoon was such a thrilling place to sketch.. in the middle of my first sketch .. the gongs started and went a little wild..enjoyed looking at this wonderful lady's face.. she was probably flabbergasted .. thank goodness she did not want her sketch because the moment and the experience of that day..was such a great souvenir from that trip.. after awhile i started dancing there .. the monks were all staring at me..
 i was so happy that afternoon 




a couple of bedsheets one morning.

some mornings 

you just in that mood to realize

that these sheets are so beautiful in its natural state.

 so you quickly start sketching.. certain areas always will appeal to the beholder
tis always what you see first that inspired oneself..


 the shades of light and dark are so amazing... it will take hours.. and you just can't stay there forever sketching so.. you just sketch your style ...

Monday, November 17, 2014

smileyouareon.....last year's christmas ideas for my class mates

Enjoy the company of close friends
mean a little effort .. on my part
creative ideas christmas 2013
venue:  ymca.. 

i dragged my painted rocks.
and gave the group little notebooks
to match..





 as entertainment
the girls rearranged
the rocks and elephants
in different formations

and they explained
their reason for doing
their way.