Spring in the South is a dream-like period. The wind is warm. All kinds of birds sing everywhere. The flower pedals cover the passage way and drift in the air. Shangri-La might exists in near Tibet, but sometimes you can find it in South Carolina.

Acrylic on gessoed board. 30″ x 30″

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Waiting for Autumn to come

I love to go out and take a few pictures of landscape. Like George Inness, capturing the magical moment just before the nightfall would be wonderful.  But it is still too hot out there.

Acrylic on gessoed board. 12″ x 12″

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Fall semester

My summer vacation is over. Monday will be the fist day of school. It will be a bit hard for me to adjust my day but it will be fun. I am still working on the large landscape painting….but not quite finished yet. I am slow.

8″ x 10″ Acrylic on Gessoed board

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Large painting

I started to painting 30″ x 30″ landscape painting. I used to paint this size or much larger quite a lot. But these days the smaller size is more preferable to me. When I make mistakes or like to change its composition, I can do that without so much pain. But now I am gradually shifting toward the lager in dimensions and relearning the different approaches. Do I like it? I do not know…but very frustrated to cover such a large area. I want to take a break and paint a smaller size instead. But if I stop then I will never go back to the larger size…so I am keep working on it. I hope that I will post the result very soon on this blog.

This painting is done a couple weeks ago and waiting for a total dryness. When an acrylic painting is covered with a layer of varnish, it is a good idea to dry for a while.

Acrylic on Gessoed Board. 6″ x 6″

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Fun with colors

I did not think so much about where the marbles go when I set this composition. There is no unity concerning to the color. But it turned out to be fun.

Acrylic on the Gessoed Board. 12″ x 12″


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I started to use a gessoed board and like this kind very much. Instead of simple thin board, this has the back supports. Because I really like what I experienced, I purchased totally 9 more panels which sizes are up to 12″ x 16″. I sanded and gessoed 5 layers, the panels became very smooth and easy to add the details. It was a quite job to prepare all 9 of them but it was worth spending the whole day working for my painting supports. Oh! I also can paint side of the panels because I gessoed them too. The patterns of this pink strips continue to the four sides of the panel and requires no frame. How cool is that!

Acrylic on gessoed board. 6″ x 6″

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Dancing Trees


Acrylic on Gessoed Board   16″ x 12″

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