Archive for Uncategorized

How to Paint Loosely

Posted by | May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

I like loose painting style with fewer bold brush strokes and bright colors. Not too much details but still close enough to recognize what you are painting.

Lessons learned:

  • Use a fairly large brush so you don’t get carried away with detail.
  • Try to segment the pear/apple in your painting into large planes of separate color.
  • Try to capture the individual value of each plane in correct relationship with the planes next to it. Keep squinting!
  • Make sure every plane is a different color.
  • You may soften edges between planes but do NOT paint large blends.
  • Start with your darkest dark and lightest light.
  • Time yourself, for example, 1o minutes to finish a pear/apple, stop when time’s up!

Below are a few apples painted by some artists with a loose style. I am working towards to their direction. Hopefully in the future my paintings will have a similar style.



Filed Under: Uncategorized

Expressive Painting

Posted by | February 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I was being lazy and busy in the last 6 month. I almost forgot how to paint! I think I should find more time to explor expressive painting 🙂

Filed Under: Uncategorized

About Paint Happy!

Posted by | April 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

I created Paint Happy! to record my new adventure in expressive painting. 

I am very sensitive to colors and lights. Although I am always interested in arts, I’ve never taken any art course. The only art-related activity in my daily life might be my hobby, photography. Last week I happened to find an interesting part-time program, Expressive Painting, at a local community art center. I’ve enrolled in this program to explore a totally new area. The course is for everyone, the artistic and the non-artistic alike. Expressive Painting is founded on the theory that the heart needs to express and invent and that learned techniques are not required to be creative. This non-technique method will help you discover your own original, personal style of painting. I am looking forward to developing my art potential and having fun at the same time.

Stay tuned for my adventure of color, form and image where no rules apply…..

Filed Under: Uncategorized