Monday, April 26, 2010
I have a limited copies of Priscilla Hauser's Decorative Painting 1-2-3 for sale. This book has a step-by-step approach of decorative painting of Nature (Flowers, fruits, seashell, ladybirds, etc). It has 16 projects with 154 pages of pictures and information. A good quality imported book by a well-known artist.
The price is RM 50 inclusive of postage. Those who are interested please made your request via the feedback form on the front of my website page.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
At last we had a folk art workshop session in Ipoh last Sunday. Even though time was running short but I presumed everyone had enjoyed the session and learned something from it. I felt very exhausted today but satisfied that the program was a success. A big thank you to all who had participated and most of all to those who had helped to organised it. Hopefully there would be more to come in the future. "IPOH ROCKS !!!".
Monday, April 19, 2010
I will be conducting a workshop in Ipoh, Perak on Sunday 25th April, 2010. The venue is at Hotel Hill City Ipoh and it will be between the time 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 pm.
You will learn to paint Daisies and Roses as in the picture. The technique covered will be : Preparing the surface and Basecoating, Brushstrokes, Shading and Highlighting. If time permits, I will also demonstrate some background effects that you can do on your own.
The fees will cover the lesson, materials, tools, place and lunch.
I will also be bringing some paints, brushes, wood items and books to be sold to those who are interested.
There are still some available space if anyone who is interested to join. However it is quite limited, so first come first serve basis. Call 03-79555909 if you would like to know the details.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This a book box that I made for a customer as a wedding gift. The motif is a mixture of flowers of lilies and roses and the background has been scumbled with mixtures of colours of Diox purple, Brilliant magenta and Smoked Pearl on top of the Lilac base. The side has been grained to make it look like the book pages.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This is a notice board that you can placed in the kitchen because it is shaped like a teapot. It has been painted with blackboard paint/black gesso. I have painted some motifs of cupcakes and roses to make it look sweeter but on its own, it does look nice to hang it in the kitchen.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Here is a box that I have painted following Priscilla Hauser's method from the book. I have created a marbling effect in the background for the top and used jo Sonja colours for the roses. However opted to use angle brush rather than a flat brush.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I've worked on this piece for one week in between teaching. Actually I have basecoated this perpetual calender wood item three months ago and decided not to continue the project because painting the little pieces for the numbers on the calendar was a bit too much. Anyway, I am glad that I finished it in the end. It looks very country when you put them together with the Picket Fence that I did earlier. The toughest part is actually doing the wood graining effect on the little pieces. The design is mainly painted using shading, highlighting and stippling techniques. The roses are just an add-on to make it look sweeter.