paint nature landscapes mostly. There had been three
stages since I actually started to enter the world of art.
First stage is on the period when I just finished high
school, and is having a holiday in Dunhuang, before
entering an University I never thought of and doing a
major I never wanted. It was uncle Wang Feng's Studio
that brought me into this special world, and the art
gives me back courage to live, energy to endeavour, and
feelings to love the nature. Then in the second year of
my first University, I found Qi Hong from the Art
Institute nearby my University, and learnt a lot from
their school from him. It is this second stage that I
finally managed to set up a studio of my own, and
started doing a lot of drawing and paintings seriously.
Finally, after I came to the UK, I can travel a lot
freely to galleries around Scotland, London, Paris and
many other countries of Europe. This third stage exposed
me to million of great art works through out human
history. My mind of "best paintings" has been set free.
Now I can just paint very fast whenever I really want
to. Yet, I can only rank my skill level to about
intermediate. Wish can find another period of time in my
life to do a lot of practices. . . ^_^
Series: "The Shape of My Heart"
many more paintings are sitting in a very quiet room of
my home in China, or in many friends' houses. I can show
you a group of painting that I did in London. This
series of oil paintings were painted between 05 summer
and 06 Spring. My heart has been experiencing a hard
period of loneliness, pain, as well as happiness. Every
piece of the art work represents one aspect of my heart.
Hope you like them.
Random New Oil Paintings
are a few new painting that I have done in Edinburgh.
I'm still working on the theme "Gold Seasons", while
prepared more portraits for the new theme "Love Hurts".
The first four paintings are from the first theme. Last
four are half day studio works done in
Edinburgh College of Art.
Colour Pencil Drawings
colours, so even with pencil I still prefer to do them
with colours. Here are a few of the drawings from my old
sketch book. The third and fourth drawing were done in
St Andrews, Coast (2003) & Castle Ruin (2004). Sixth was
Sun Set on the top of Eiffel Tower in Paris, when my
camera was out of battery. Seventh was done around
Germany when I was travelling around Europe with
Eighth was on my birthday in Egham, when I was done my
Master's in Royal Holloway University of London.
Finally, the first one was the first summer after I
moved into London centre in 2005 with Rachda. Golden
leaves in Battersea Park was so falling so beautifully
as I remembered. :)
you many already noticed, the drawing on the left is
actually a draft before I paint the oil in the
second photo of this web page. ^_^
Some other times, I would just use oil based pencils
to do the sketch directly on the canvas.
Random old Black-White Portrait Sketches
to those friends and classmates who have been supporting
my art studies and modelling for me. Earlier since year
2000, when I was still in my undergraduate's in China,
almost each of my flatmates has been chased and under
the torture of my pencils for at least three hours. Not
to mentioned those other dozens of my relatives and two
dozens more other random college or art class models.. .
^_^ Although my drawing skills is still not good
enough to capture the spirit, each of my progress in
portrait art that has been made so far was contributed
from your kind supports. I would remember that, and
these warmth will always be shown in my future art
started to do figure drawings since year 2009, when I
determined to enhance my portrait skills, rather than
mostly landscape. This is to prepare for my next oil
painting theme which will be focusing into people.
Sketches below are random two-hour studio work in
Edinburgh College of Art or Leith Studio. I learnt more
skills in ECA, but the Sunday Studio in Leith has given
me more spaces to practise.
Summer School Photos
the art classes that I have enjoyed most is the ECA
summer school (including continuous ECA evening
classes). Although these can not compare with the
unlimited studio time & space I had in Bengbu Art
College (China, when I was doing my banchelor's) and my
uncle's studio in hometown Dunhuang, yet the time spent
there are my most enjoyable moments since I came to the
photos and paintings of my classmates are available