Friday, December 26, 2008

"Chang Er", The Moon Lady

Acrylic on Canvas 36 inch x 28 inch

The Moon Lady, "Chang Er, 嫦娥" has always been one of my favourite Chinese mythological figures.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chang Er and Hou Yi in watercolour 嫦娥與后羿

I am thinking about doing a series of paintings on Chinese mythological figures. Any suggestions on which ones I should paint?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cover illustration for City University of Hong Kong Press

Cover Illustration and Chapter Illustrations
City University of Hong Kong Press 2008

The finalized cover illustration was based loosely on the Sai Kung Town scene. See if you know which part of Sai Kung Town I am depicting.

This one was the first version of the cover but was discarded cause the editor thought the youth was too alone and the scene too depressing.

A quick sketch at the Sai Kung Typhoon Shelter.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Painting in Progress

A new painting in progress. It's an exercise painting based on Rebecca Guay's "Beauty and the Unicorn" The original was painted with gouache on paper but I'm using acrylic and texture paste instead. I am also going to change the coins in the shell to roses.

Do visit her website:

Her paintings are wonderful!

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Central Courtyard at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Front View of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. It was once an old factory building and is now converted into an artist village jointly operated by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Art Centre. It's an interesting place where you will see many genres of art, puppetry, western oil paintings, Chinese painting, dance, sculpture, wood work, traditional Chinese music name it!

Graveyard Tour

A sight that caught me during a graveyard tour at the Hong Kong St Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A finished Painting on Sai Kung Lion Dance

It's based on a lion dance/dragon dance parade which was held during the Sai Kung Tin Hau Birthday Celebration. Placed on an easel, you will have a better idea of the real size of the painting.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Two paintings and One Print

This one with the little girl in the stream was conceived while I was wandering along a stream near Sheung Yiu, Sai Kung. I called the painting "Sai Kung Alice" cause that little girl reminded me of Alice's adventure in Wonderland.

"Enjoying the Sun" is based on a rough sketch I did in an outing to Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung. It was a wonderful afternoon with the sun shining brightly and yet the weather was cool and pleasant.

The print of the "Sai Kung Fish Market" was based on a sketch I did during daytime. The color and early morning mood were all imagination. I remember someone told me the dim morning sunlight should be on the other side of the picture, so I made a mistake. Wonder if the person who bought it will ever notice it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HK International Printing & Packaging Fair 2008

HK International Printing & Packaging Fair 2008

The Hong Kong Society of Illustrators had set up a booth at the fair at AsiaWorld-Expo showcasing profiles of and artworks created by a group of talented and very enthusiastic local illustrators and art practitioners. Happy that I was one of them who could display my work and yet sad as I couldn't find time to help out and interact with people at the venue.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sai Kung Boat Lady Finished!!!

Finally finished. One is taken when it was still being worked on. The one with my cat is the finished version:)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Did this quite a while ago. A book written by Tom. All illustrations done using drawing pen and photoshop. For information on this series can be found following this link:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring Sales

The Sotheby's HONG KONG SPRING SALES Pre-auction exhibition is a must-see event. It showcases many of the best and/or the most expensive contemporary Asian art and Chinese Art. The section which displays New York Auction items was really a surprise in which some of Andy Warhol's works were also on display. Opening Hours: 6-10 April 2008 10:00- 18:30 Wan Chai Convention Centre Grand Hall.

A visit to Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Shek Kip Mei Hong Kong

Went to the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) this morning and joined a guided tour. The first photo shows the skylight at the top of the central courtyard and the second one is the old machinery left in this former factory building.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sai Kung Fisherwoman

This one is based on a photo I took some time ago at the Sai Kung waterfront. The colourful objects that are placed disorderly on those boats are always an enjoyable sight to behold. The painting is far from fisnihed, the yellowish parts are all the underlayer which are not painted with the colours I hv in mind yet. There is also some shadow errors that I have to fix along the way.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Painting in Progress

It's been so fulfilling to be painting again. A painting I have just finished. The photo was taken while I was still working on it.
The painting is about a metalwork man who is running a shop in Sai Kung Old Town, selling metal mailboxes. He is already over 90 I heard.

Thanks Tara for taking this picture and thanks Judy for letting me paint at your place. Will be painting at Explore Sai Kung again on this Saturday:)