A small study for a painting in my plan. It's useful for me to study the light, shadow and shapes before i start my painting. I use charcoal, pencil, color pencil and ink on toned-grey paper for this drawing.
However, I am not quite sure when will I work on the painting. I just created a few projects that will due soon and the theme is not quite similar to this one. I might keep it for future. Nonetheless, I had listed this drawing in my shop. I think a digital copy and a print copy will be good enough for my reference during painting. So if you would like to purchase this, you can visit to my shop for more.
I can feel that my 2014 is different, and a good starting point for my art career. I am moving closer to a style that I like and I want to move deeper to claim as my own style. About two weeks ago, I completed this painting and I was just wow, this the style i like. I have not research on art history and style, but I know it fall within new contemporary category, and I find myself like to use different objects as a symbol represent an event or a thing. Besides, I tends to look for my theme around the common weakness and loves, at least this is what I believe now.
"Imprisoned by Secular Views"
Oil on Wood
Secular views in the title is telling about the common thinkings and ideas of public, such as the trend and ordinary views that affecting we make our choice. These views tends to telling us what should we do, what we shouldn't do, but they are not always correct. For example, people will tell you to take graphic design instead of fine art in college because they believe that graphic design has a better future.
I myself was a victim on secular views when I was choosing my course in Uni. That's the reason I end up with an engineering degree. However, I had finally pushed away these views and try to pursue my art career.
In this painting, I was trying to tell about how weak we are to be easily imprisoned by the secular views, which may come from ourselves, direct family, relatives, friends then social. The prisoner of secular views are always have their own thinkings to tell but they failed, because they were blocked or locked by the secular views (as an arrow in the painting). Of cause, these own thinkings are always the opposite of what others told (the red little men in the painting) ; otherwise, he won't be miserable and limit by what peoples told him.
I really wish you can get the meaning that I tried to deliver through this painting. It's not easy to describe in words for me. And here are some progress photos from my Instagram.
New prints added in my shop. It's a replica of my oil painting: "Waiting for Silent", limited edition of 50 and each is unique because each has hand-embellished with Pearl Gold Metallic Paint. I made the print smaller size than original, which was 12"X12 but the print is 8"x8" only. You can find more info in my shop if you are interested: Waiting for Silent Limited Edition Print
written on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Firstly, the last song that I falling into in 2013 is "The Chain" by Ingrid Michaelson.
Secondly, the last artist that I discovered and love in 2013 is Agnes Cecile and you should check out her works. She has a few inspiring progress video in youtube.
Then, both last loves of 2013 had inspire me to make my last video of 2013. It was posted in Dec but I only remember to share it here now. It is a speed up progress video while I'm playing with watercolor painting in Agnes Cecile's style.
I'm not sure how often I'll make progress video on youtube; but if you're interested, you can subscribe my channel: SUBSCRIBE.
8"x10" Graphite, Watercolor and Color Pencil on Paper
Available in My Shop
I have also start creating in this new place. I'm so lucky to have one room as my studio. A place belong to my own, i place anything at any place. I have just put my wip on floor and no worry if anyone will step on it. I can play the same song looping and looping again, no worry of anyone feeling annoyed with the same song. It's so wonderful to have own studio. Most of my furnitures bought from IKEA and my easel was from BLICKS.
I had actually bought the same type of table that i used in Malaysia but this time is BIGGER and in WHITE. I love the big table top that give me enough space for my lamp, macbook, stationary and in-progress artwork.
I think (personally) it quite cool to put my speakers on both end of window and hang the headphone at the center. Silly...