Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Valentine Rose Revisited

Several months ago I painted a rose in response to the Daily Paintworks Challenge presented by Qiang Huang. Soon after posting it on my blog, I received an email from Mike Hasler of Wooden Knot Art. To make a long story short, he bought the painting. Yesterday he sent this photo of the painting in the frame he custom made just for it. Please take a close look at the craftsmanship. Notice how he carved a stem that transitions perfectly into the stem of the rose. And the buds, the thorns, the leaves...I just love it! He says he found out that he wasn't a frame maker but, I think it is absolutely beautiful!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I am still walking on clouds since the workshop with master, Zhaoming Wu. I wish I were more articulate so that I could better share how profound and life changing that workshop was for me. If I ever find the words to express it, I promise to share them with you.
This is the first painting I have done since the workshop. Although I am pleased with the result, I sure do miss painting from life. It is entitled "Patience".
9"x12", oil on linen