Monday, September 29, 2008

My first ACEO for the exchange project.

From WC ACEO Exchange Sept 2008

Color's of Autumn

My first ACEO for the Wet Canvas forum's ACEO exchange project was successfully reached India. I am very excited when I received a PM from Nithya, and I am so glad she likes it, Thanks.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oil Pastel Sept 2008 Challenge

Every month, there will be a thread open for challenge in Oil Pastel Studio of WetCanvas forum. Anyone are welcome to post their masterpiece, and ask for comments. While looking at everyone's masterpieces and read through people's comments, its really widen my views as well as sense of art.

Suddenly, I find myself very philosophical about Art. Art is not about accuracy, is not about right and wrong. For me art is about self expression of the artist and appreciation from the audience. I can't say this painting is correct, but I can tell why I like it.

After crapping around here, now lets look at the photo Randi post up.

Slieve League on the North West Irish Coast

And this is my painting on ATC size ( 3.5 inch x 2.5 inch) on black mounting board, my OP is CRAY-PASS Expressionist 36 colors.

From Oil Pastel ACEO

And Yeah! I like to hold it in my hand.

From Oil Pastel ACEO

If you are interested on the challenge, please check this out!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Best Forum for artist of all levels!

Recently I have discovered a very interesting forums regarding arts, WetCanvas! It is the best forum for artist from all levels! You will meets artist from all around the world, experienced and talented one. They are all very helpful and friendly, that makes me believes that the world is no logger round but flat.

Not only I find the people there nice, but I also able to access various arts information, interactive tutorials, interesting exchange projects, space for me to upload my paintings for sharing.

I will be active in Oil Pastel Channel, there are a lots of things I need to learn from them.
I will be socializing in Art Cards Editions and Originals (ATC/ACEO) channel too. I am very lucky that I managed to join the ACEO exchange projects just in time.

Check It out and join Us at WetCanvas!!! You won't regret!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Having fun with ACEO

I love ACEO very much! For the first day I discovered ACEO, the second day, I already making my first ACEO.

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals" or ATC "Art Trading Cards", it is one of the miniature art which have to be in size of 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Its about the size of poker card where is it well fit into your palm.

I like to take pictures on ACEO with my hand holding it. It makes me feel like I am taking down a huge painting from the wall and hold it with my hand.

Here I would like to share my first 3 ACEO, with my hand holding it of cause :p

Wow! I feel so good! I promise that I gonna create more ACEO!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My first oil pastel experience begins here

I remembered I have mimic Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" using oil pastel few years ago. I remembered I find it awesome, but I couldn't remember where I kept the painting. After visited an art gallery at my home town (Penang, Malaysia), my art's gens revived and started to grow.

When I was young, probably during studying at primary and secondary school, my parent sent me to private drawing classes. I still remember painting using Buncho poster color during primary school, and continue to paint it in water color during high school.

But now, I want to try something different. I find myself passionate on oil pastel. I didn't aware of any art classes or studio here in Malaysia concentrate on oil pastel. As OP (oil pastel) is not common in the arena here. I decided to start my journey alone while searching for BOF. I am glad that I can find a lots of information regarding OP in the internet, and realized that I am not really alone in OP.

This is my very first OP in normal sketch book. Traditional Malaysia food, Nasi Lemak.

From Oil Pastel Drawings

And just very recently, I came across ACEO. So here is my first ACEO in OP.

From Oil Pastel ACEO

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