These are sketches from life objects or people around me based on the 'clue' given in Wetcanvas Scavenger Hunt#133. They were done in ink (Stabilo pen) and watercolor on my 9x12 inch Strathmore 400 sketchbook.
Now I am on Twitter, as 'aiarts'. You can follow me there too if you like or if you do have Twitter, then do let me know your Twitter name too. Believe it or not that I was on it for academic purpose. I want to teach my students how to develope software using available APIs (Application Interface) and Twitter.com has provided such thing for software developers to add some extra service on their existing system. I will see how it goes. But as an artist, I feel excited to just burst out a short message once in a while of what I am up to. I hope I can keep it up. So far it is fun, I have followed one watercolor artist from Long Island, and another artist from California has followed me.
This is another watercolor ATC done for Wetcanvas art exchange project, '25' of ?, which I do a series of irises. The Ref. image is from Flickr. I apologize for not remembering the photographer's name.
For some reason, I felt great painting this one. Every thing came out well together control but loose. It was kind of zen- like for me to be able to execute things in a few brushstrokes and not get into a disaster but rather a pleasant result. This one went to an art friend in Oklahoma, USA.
Here is my Daily Painting today, about 6x8 inch watercolor life-drawing of my DH who was still in bed for Sat. morning. He changed the first pose in 30 seconds. So I have to wait a bit to do his second pose, which he stayed in this position for several minutes. I have fun doing this when I was fresh springing up from bed early with high art energy.
This is a 4x5 inch watercolor (KOI travel set) plein air done while I was sitting in a cafe along side the Damneonsaduak canal in Rachaburi province. This floating market is the first tourist attraction floating market renowned for more than 50 years. This is the first time in my life that I visit this place !!!
Tone, Iris, our nanny and I left Bangkok early this morning heading south 50 miles from Bangkok. All of us never seen the real floating market before, so this is truly remarkable. The energy is so unbelievable. Once we arrived we rent one hour taxi boat to go thru the market and we stopped for fifteen minutes at the coconut sugar house, where they show us how to convert coconut's sap into coconut sugar. Then we drove 8 more miles to the Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral and I did another quick plein air sketch. It is unbelievable that in this orchard land away from Bangkok, 120 years ago there were priests from China who received funding from Paris and Rome, and built this majestic cathedral along the river here. We were in awe when we see the inside.