Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Bunga kangkong"

I really dreaded doing metal item that has so many grooves on its surface. It makes painting very tedious process especially doing the base coating and transferring of the pattern. This customer had been coaxing me into doing this so called "Bunga Kangkong". I told her that I don't do this type of "bunga kangkang" or whatever. Anyway what is this flower ? She brought a plate and showed it to me the pattern. It's nothing like Ros Singleton's flower.

Even though I took the order it takes me a month later before I finally tried. It was a challenged and something that I don't think I would want to do again unless the money is good...(well, sometimes that could be the motivation especially when I'm broke...hahaha!).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Painting Little Drawers

A customer originally wanted to throw away this little cabinet with drawers. Instead she had asked me to paint hydrangeas and roses on it. It turns out very nice after I had painted it and she was pleased with it.

Painting Lynn Foster's Flowers

These two ladies came to the shop to learn painting Lynn Foster's flowers where the majority of the technique uses Filbert brush - comprises of stippling, shading, highlighting and brushstroke method. A lot of colour mixed which slows down the process of painting.

A rice bucket of fruits

This is another rice bucket that I have painted with all kinds of fresh fruits around it. The entirety of the background and design are painted with Americana colours.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More chicken on the rice bucket

I have painted some chicken on this rice bucket. It turns out quite country. There is papa chicken, mama chicken and baby chics all around it. Quite fun to do but as usual it's a lot of work these chicken. After this can go next door ... Kenny Rogers Roasters to eat more chicken...hahaha!!

Enamel Items

I have painted this two enamel items using the enamel paint. A couple of things thats good about painting on such surface using this paint is you don't need to basecoat and you don't have to varnish. Just let it dry for a day and then you can use and wash it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Recently I had a photoshoot with karangkaraf for the DIY section in Majalah Keluarga. This is for the Hari raya bumper issue in which I did several craft relating to the festivities. Among them are decorating cookie jar and dringking glass.

Enjoyment of learning to paint

A visually impaired student who is enjoying learning to paint with only an eye. With sheer determination she can still finished the project and appreciate the time spent to learn such technique.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aveena Devi's book

I had bought Aveena's book and she finally signed it for me after her usual class with me. This time she did an oriental painting on canvas. By the way, she had written her experiences learning art at my shop in this book. Read Chapter 7. You can get the book "What's your problem ?" at MPH.

Ros Stallcup roses

A student learning the Ros Stallcup method of painting roses. This method requires to mix clear glaze medium to the paint to get the whimsical effect and transparency of the colours.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicken in the barn

This is a sample that I did for anyone who wants to learn to paint Rooster, Hen and little chicken all in a barn . You may have to do it in two sessions to finished this project which will includes applying a few techniques in painting and usage of several type of brushes. However you may at least have some basic techniques in painting in order to be bale to do this project.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Majalah keluarga Jun 2011

The latest issue of Majalah keluarga has featured my craft in their DIY section. There are two items covered i.e. decorating the mirror frame and making the canvas with mirrors. Go and get a copy if you are interested to know more.

Painting the Chef

After painting kitchen things the two ladies came again to paint the Chef. It looks simple but the details can be quite time-consuming especially the face expression.

Fly like an eagle

Another session of painting a bird on a stool. This time it's an eagle based on the big bird book. A bit difficult to follow at first but eventually able to managed it. While we are painting we had a good session of latest gossips as well....hahaha..very entertainining and make the painting session more enjoyable...hahaha.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Reminder - Workshop in Sg. Petani

FA workshop for beginners in Sg. Petani that was posned will be held on 14/5/2011 i.e this coming Saturday at Nuriz Palace Hotel, Aman jaya. The time is 10.00 am - 4.30 pm. Price is RM 250 per person (inclusive of paint set, brushes, board, lunch and refreshments). You will learn Daisies and Angle-brush Roses.

Those who already have basic brushstroke technique can also join to do other projects but you need to call and discuss with me.

Please call 03-79555909 if you are interested to join. Thanks.

Still Life Workshop in Ipoh -8/5/2011

Yesterday I have conducted a workshop on Still Life- Kitchen Things in Ipoh. A small group of students who had to work very hard to finished up the project in a limited time frame. I presumed everyone was tired including me...hahaha...but I'm sure they are satisfied with what they have accomplished so far in learning the technique of painting Still Life.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The workshop in Sg. Petani is postponed.

We are postponing the FA beginners workshop from the planned date of 7th May to the 14th May 2011. Those interested please take note and for those who had registered we are very sorry for the postponement. Anyway, I hope we will have the opportunity to meet in the next two weeks from now.

However, we are still going ahead with the Ipoh workshop-Still Life which has been scheduled on Sunday 8th May, 2011.

The workshop in Seremban

I had the opportunity to conduct the FA Beginners' workshop in Seremban on the 30th April 2011. It was a fun day of learning for everyone. We also received students from Johor attending this workshop which is amazing. Thanks to all that has made the effort to come and learn from me.