Archive for Flowers

Calla Lilies

Posted by | June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

I love calla lilies, especially the pink/purple ones. I think I will paint some of them using pictures from this video.

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Poppy and House – Acrylic Painting

Posted by | April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

After 6 basic acrylic painting lesson, here is our final painting project, based on a photo. It was painting on 12×12 in stretched canvas, ready to hand on the wall. No frame needed, which is very convenient. It is hanging on the wall in my studio. 🙂


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Narcissus in Acrylic

Posted by | March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Narcissus, one type of white daffodils, is very popular flower during Chinese New Year.  Narcissus represents innocent and self-esteem.

Spring is coming … daffodils leaves are turning green and buds are growing. Here comes white daffodils, one of my favorite flowers.


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Red Rose in Acrylic

Posted by | March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love rose? Roses have been on my painting list for a while. I think I will have rose series paintings in different colors, types, shapes, etc.

As a real beginner in painting, I look for inspirations from other people’s painting or photos. The painting below is the one I was referring to. However, I was not able to mimic the light and shadow. So far I’ve found the shadow coloring is the most challenging thing for me.

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My Sunflowers Vs. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Posted by | March 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

I loved Van Gogh’s sunflower so much that I have to paint one based on his. Can you tell me which one is Van Gogh’s and which is mine? 🙂

I paint this in a 5”x7” Canvas Panel. It was so much better experience painting on Canvas Panels than watercolor paper. Smoother, higher quality and no buckles!

I drew the sunflower based on Van Gogh’s oil painting first, and then added vivid orange colors in different values. I painted the background in blueish green. I absolutely love my sunflowers and I feel so nappy and fulfilling. It’s satisfactory and rewording that you can paint what you love!

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Charcoal Drawing #3 – Sunflower & Lily

Posted by | March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. I like their vibrant colors and spirit. I plant sunflower in my gardens. They grow so easily and can be up to more than two meters high.


It’s my first time to draw sunflower. I like the colors and composition; but the shading is always the most difficult part.

I also drew a white lily which I like a lot. It looks like I am pretty good at capturing those flowers with a simpler shade.

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