2023 Relaxation small oil painting series (2)

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Snowy stream

This one can be considered as another landscape study. I like the color of reflection on water surface. But I try not to paint every tiny branches of those trees.

Fig salads

I love fig. I’ve heard “fig” fruit since I was little. But back then I could only get dried and thinly sliced “fig”. It was hard for me to imagine those dried slices were from an actual fruit. The first time I saw fresh fig was in San Francisco, CA. Someone had a big fig tree that was full of fruits in their yard. Some branches were out of their fence. I got a clear view of figs on the tree. Later I found them in local farmer market. I could still remember my first taste of the fresh fig. 😋

This little painting has a lot elements such as different vegetables, bread and napkin. And I tried the rose pink contour line for each of these elements. It works well. I also tried not to struggle with too much details on lettuce. The goal is to relax.

Kimono girl

This one is portrait practice. I also want to paint the kimono dress. So here it is.

I may need more portrait practice…


These smaller paintings are my getaway from bigger fantasy oil paintings. I would like to keep them simple, fun and loose.

I hope you enjoy them too~❤

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.