Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bamboo Song

Bamboo Song © 2008
4"x 6" Watercolor

With each Spring the warbler brings his friends to sing their songs outside my window. I like to paint warblers they are very colorful and cute. Hope Spring comes soon.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Returning Home

Returning Home © 2008
3.5" x 5" Watercolor

We've had so much snow this year, everything is blanketed in white, I didn't see or hear the little stream when I went out for a walk. The stream that flows under the stone bridge in this painting is like the one I pass by, I am also followed by this cute black dog. This painting is result of my walking.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cool Purity

Cool Purity (c) 2008
4" x 6" watercolor

Cool moments in the summer are a wonderful time to reflect on the rhythms of life. There were many times when I would sit at pond's edge and paint such scenes. Now, in the grip of winter, this type of coolness is appreciated.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

China Venice

China Venice © 2008
6"x 8" Watercolor

This very old city is located on the water and called "Eastern Venice" in China, near my home town where my family came from. This girl dressed in red has just gotten off the boat and is following the steps up to her home.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bamboo Sea

Bamboo Sea (c) 2008
6" x 8" watercolor

In China there are many bamboo forests. We enjoy walking through them on the fallen bamboo leaves. Especially in the high mountains, the air and the bamboo are so fresh, the whole world is peaceful.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Visiting Temple

Visiting Temple © 2008
3.5" x 5" Watercolor

All these years no matter where I live, my friends always joke that I am a painting machine. It sounds funny until 2 weeks ago my right arm decided it needed a rest, I realize it was sending me a message--not only take more time off but also shouldn't take everything for granted in life.