Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Belle Vue Park, Newport, South Wales


I visited Belle Vue Park, a large Victorian public park in Newport which opened in 1894. One of the main features here is Belle Vue Park Tearoom! I walked around it and finally chose the spot under the shelter of the bandstand which allowed me to sketch the tea house under shade. I like how one of the ornamental pillars of the bandstand frames the tea house!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Travel Sketch Vlog : St Fagans Museum of History

I was happy to visit St Fagans Museum of History on 3 June 2022 again! Upon seeing Stryd Lydan Barn, a cruck and timber-framed barn, which dates from 1550, I decided to stay there to sketch this historic structure. I really liked the textured surfaces of the old wood. To capture the textures, I spent much time drawing the lines to depict the wood surfaces. I hope you enjoy my video!

Friday, June 3, 2022

St Fagans National Museum of History, Stryd Lydan Barn

I was happy to visit St Fagans Museum of History on 3 June 2022 again! Upon seeing Stryd Lydan Barn, a cruck and timber-framed barn, which dates from 1550, I decided to stay there to sketch this historic structure. I really liked the textured surfaces of the old wood. To capture the textures, I spent much time drawing the lines to depict the wood surfaces.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fourteen Locks Canal

Great to meet up with friends of Urban Sketchers Cardiff this morning at Fourteen Locks Canal in Newport. I walked down the canal and saw this beautiful cottage house and decided to sketch it. We had a gathering afterwards and what great sketches everyone produced!


Friday, May 13, 2022

Tintern Abbey


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Yesterday I had this pleasure to visit Tintern Abbey and surrounding areas with my friends. Itinerary was tight and I could only made a quick pencil sketch on location. I later colourised the sketch using walnut oil and gel pen and colour pencils.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

St Fagans National Museum of History

Spent a nice day at St. Fagans National Museum of History! Lots to see and many buildings worth sketching!


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Peregrine Study

 A study sketch of the peregrine. I really like the large intense eyes of this bird of prey!

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Painting in Progress : Brecon Mountain Railway and Squirrels

 After painting all day, it's time to take a break for now. Today I worked on the under layer of this new painting! I’m painting the curious squirrels observing a passing train of the Brecon Mountain Railway. I’ll go back to it tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Sketching at Bryngarw Country Park

On 24 March, I went hiking in Cowbridge and visited a number of places. Along the way I stopped at Bryngarw Country Park to sketch. Time was tight so I did a quick pencil sketch there and when I was home, I finished the sketch with walnut ink and gouache.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Kite Over Mong Kong, Painting in Progress 麻鷹旺角

Working on the first layer of a painting which depicts the urban wildlife in Hong Kong. A Kite, flying above the high rises in Mong Kok, looking for its prey.


Friday, March 11, 2022

Art Episode 10 : Sheep at Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tools and Painting Process 英國GARY畫室 第十集

Following up on the previous vlog about my hiking trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, this time I would like to share with you the tools I used and the painting process of the artwork 'Sheep at Sugar Loaf Mountain'.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Hiking at Sugar Loaf Mountain 英國南威爾斯登山遊


Another great hiking trip!  This time to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain!  Fantastic views!  It’s just too cold to sketch outdoors!  I hope I can go back in summer again. 南威爾斯登山之旅!景色好靚!想畫畫但係實在太凍!夏天再去過。 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Sheep at Sugar Loaf Mountain, Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons National Park

Finished! 完成!Sheep at Sugar Loaf Mountain. I went hiking to the Sugar Loaf earlier. The views were breathtaking! Based on the references I had, I created this piece. I hope you like it!

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Sheep at Sugar Loaf Mountain


Based on the references I got from the hiking trip at Sugar Loaf Mountain, I’m now working on this piece. Just finished working on the first layer of line work.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Two Magpies at Chepstow Castle, Art Print

One for sorrow! Two for joy! Three for a girl and four for a boy. Magpies! A common sight here in the UK! I have been thinking drawing/painting magpies for a while and recently I visited the very beautiful Chepstow Castle and I was captivated by the view across the river. So I thought why not put the magpies and the castle together! Here is the result! Two magpies, two for joy, with the famous Chepstow Castle as backdrop!   


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Two Magpies at Chepstow

Finished the line work! Colouring is the next step! Two magpies in Chepstow. Or should I say near Chepstow? The background is the very beautiful Chepstow Castle. I visited this place just recently and I was captivated by the beauty of it! 

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Art Print, Tiger on the Mountain 松山峭壁虎生威

Finished!  畫完! 

2022 is the Year of the Tiger. I especially painted this piece before the Chinese New Year arrives. In this piece, I depict a tiger high up on the mountain and regally walks down the cliff of the mountain with ease. The pine tree is a symbol of longevity and for this pine tree which thrives high up on the mountain, I want to convey strength and toughness as well.  Wish you all a great Year of the Tiger! 

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Year of the Tiger! Tiger on the mountain! 虎年畫虎!山上虎!

Tiger on the mountain. The year of the tiger is soon here! It’s time to paint and draw a piece with tiger as the theme and I came up with this piece! The line part is all done. Laying watercolour is the next step.  虎年快到!決定畫一張以老虎為題材的作品!線稿已經畫好。之後是上水彩。


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sketching with Urban Sketchers South Wales at National Museum Cardiff

Excited to meet up with sketchers from Urban Sketchers South Wales today at National Museum Cardiff !  A great place to admire and sketch the different exhibits such as dinosaurs, wildlife and paintings by old masters.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Wooden Framed Art Print, Cats, London Night, Big Ben, Moonlight Art, River Thames, Dating Cats Art

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Wooden Framed Art Print:  Trying something new this time! As a cat lover, I am experimenting with the idea of putting cats in various locations. I always find two cats sitting together intimately and observing the world an interesting idea! For this piece, I chose Big Ben at night as the setting. Hope you like this framed art print! 


Monday, January 17, 2022

Welsh Art Print, The Bear, Cardiff Castle, The Animal Wall

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Sculpted by Thomas Nicholls, the Bear is one of the 15 animal sculptures of the Animal Wall of Cardiff Castle. The eyes which seem to be made of glass when I looked at them on location, really added life to the sculpture!   

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Welsh Art Print : Racoons at The Animal Wall, Cardiff Castle

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These two racoons are one of my favourite sculptures at the Animal Wall. I would slow down my footsteps every time to look at the beautiful sculptures at the Animal Wall outside Cardiff Castle! 


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Virtual Sketch

A virtual sketch done with the sketchers from Bristol! Thanks for introducing me to this great place, Yorkshire Sculpture Park!