For this portrait painting of the beautiful tuxedo cat of our neighbour visiting our garden I first painted an abstract background with acrylic colors in shades of purple, pink and blue. Then I applied some clear gesso to create texture for the fur of the animal. The kitty is painted with soft pastels. With vibrant shades of blue, teal, green, red and purple I worked on the background to emphasize the black and white fur of the cat.
Undersea Coral Reef And Blue Tang Fish. In this fantastical undersea painting, electric blue Tang fish swim around a reef populated by a myriad of colorful coral. Various and multi-colored corals are offset by open water on the right. Vibrant blues, yellows, pinks, reds, purples and greens create a feast for the eye. There's so much to see in this image, take your time.
Water droplets on a leaf symbolize life as it begins. The seemingly endless number of circles, in varying sizes of development, appear to use the veins of the leaf as a highway toward their destiny. Each one quivering, pulsating, full of promise, moving upward and out into the unknown future. In the blurry background is the promise of untold numbers waiting to embark on their own journey.
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"Love" - Chinese symbol for love, written in Chinese calligraphy Li-Shu style, with my painting "Chinese Wedding Scene" as backdrop. Both calligraphy and painting were created with Chinese brush and ink.