Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pearl of the Orient

Trying out using seurat pointillism style of painting

The scene is a famous "  egg-noodle stall under the big tree"
at Ayer Hitam ( Black Water )
in Penang island ( known as the Pearl of the Orient )

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting with grays

Mixing grays in any mediums can be real tricky

Mixing a variety of grays gives your shadows character, 
and your skies a deeper meaning

Mike Hernandez's impressionism

An artist with a fearless brush

Thursday, October 21, 2010

To be artistic

Look for something poetic in the ordinary

Zero in on what draws the interest

That is the subject to begin with

Feel the mood of the sight

It can be something
as simple as dappled sunlight falling across a wall

Focus on that one thing
and keep everything else subservient to it

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hong Kong in a hurry

Timeless photos of Hong Kong

Colors characteristics as explained by Pam Coulter Blehert

Hue is the property which distinguishes red from green. If you ask “what hue is the sea?” the answer might be: “Aquamarine” or “ultramarine” depending on where you are (and the weather). Hue is determined by the wavelength of the color. The colors of the rainbow are considered hues. Browns and grays are not hues.

Value (lightness-darkness) applies to color as well as the gray scale. Yellow has a naturally light value and blue has a naturally strong (dark) value.

Saturation refers to how much pure pigment of the desired hue is present versus medium or other hue. You can de-saturate a pure color by adding white, gray, black, or the complement of the color. Saturation is often referred to as color intensity or chroma, although chroma has a slightly different meaning to a purist. (Visual artists don’t usually seem to pursue this distinction.)

Temperature refers to whether the color is perceived as warm or cool and is a relative term. Red may seem warm in relation to blue, but may seem cool if placed next to orange.

These attributes (qualities, properties, or characteristics) work together to create depth and composition on the two-dimensional plane.

There are some additional terms, such as “shade” (amount of black added) “tint” (amount of white added, and “intensity” (the brightness or dullness of a hue). But I think the main concepts it’s important for a painter to get are the first four

A photo of Adirondack Lake in Franklin County :

Sherry DeReuter, a student of Pam, painted this interpretation :

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tiger in Three Colors

Painting by Stephie Butler

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Giselle Gautreau

Rhode Island Reds

Bee and blue

See here for more

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

De'jeuner Amongst the Roses

Another vivid colors by Dreama

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


... a beautiful and bright spring painting ...
...crispness in colors ...
... stunning ...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Capturing Life with Brushstrokes

by Karin Jurick

Lost At Sea

Morning exercise


A water color painting by Julie Hill

... painted loosely but unmistakenly a tiger ...

the background, the glint of the eyes, the colors

portray so much with so little

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blind man's bluff

This painting is inspired by the beautiful work of Fragonard,
a French painter from the 18th century

This game Blind man's bluff was very popular in Europe a couple hundred years ago

 The girl is about to fall and the boy is ready to catch her

 The cat adds a comic note

 He seems to say: “Is she or is she not?”

Painted in a classical realism style in plein air 
by Dominique Amendola

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweetness Of Life

Yet another painting by Dreama

Charismatic charm of Robert Finale’s paintings

Using rich colors and textures,

Finale has developed

his own rich vocabulary in a painting

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Painting in Saturated Colors

Here are some paintings I like from Jayne Rose

" Spring Lilacs on Yellow Cloth "

" Afternoon at the Garden Center "

" Left Leaning Lily "

" Cherries in Shadow "

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hot Chocolate, from Starbucks

I like this painting from Robin Cheers

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inspired to inspire

I live in Borneo island ( third largest in the world )
and I am a hobbyist photographer

I love using photos to show a situation or depict a mood
My photo-blog is more photos than anything else
and I hope that these photos would uplift the mood
and invoke some joy for some people

I create positive images from photos and paintings
( could be done by others )
which I selected to awe or impress people

There are images on my blog from myself
and there many from others

What or who inspires me?
Too many to name, I would say many great photographers and artists

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Corner Cafe in Roma

I saw this painting by Dreama Perry
Quoting her
" Some days you're just notin the mood to cook
Especially on a gorgeous Italian summer day
What to do?
I guess you just call your friends and decide on a gathering place
How 'bout the cafe on the corner of Via di Santa Maria?
Yeah....that'll work
I just hope there are enough seats "

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Passion for Paintings

When I travelled to Paris and Dijon,
I sat in sidewalks cafe to enjoy
a meal and french wine
just like in the painting below

Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace

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