Sunday, May 27, 2012

some mediums take time to warm up to~ michellechoongkhoo

i found a box of my oil paints in the carryon easel box in the store room today!

 oh noooooo, the oil paints have been neglected for so long , the covers of some tubes were twisted off due to dried up paint :(

 i also found a whole box of stretched canvases ...…

 Therefore confronted with those,  I tried to summon mojo to get some art out to good use !

 Its quite nice to mix the palette and then prepare the outlines of what I had set out in my mind a detailed oil painting of Tiger……
But after getting this first undercoat done …..I am reminded of how tedious and taxing on one's nerves it can be ..... waiting ...... waiting for the layers to dry !
Morever as I clean my palette and brushes with turpentine…..sigh, I realized why it was that made me put all those oil tubes and blank canvases in the store room for so long~

I guess some mediums need time to warm up to ……
We'll see how next weekend goes :P

Saturday, May 5, 2012

the fire rekindles, the journey continues~michellechoongkhoo

it sure feels really good to spend the holy Wesak Day, getting re~acquainted with my brushes and the palette~

Though one may conquer a thousand times
a thousand men in battle,
yet he indeed is the noblest victor
who conquers himself.

- The Buddha

I am so happy to be inspired and its definitely reassuring to know too that watercoloring is akin to bicycling, once skills are learnt….heh2 one never truly forget the lessons!

On a Lucky day, if needed one can quickly bring the techniques up to speed to try capture the essence of the day's inspiration!

Happy Wesak to all arty friends and may you be always well and happy!

link to the story inspired by diyana

inspired by Diyana ~ michellechoongkhoo

Woke up this morning inspired to dig out all my brushes and watercolor gears, thanks to a sweet girl Diyana who wrote me a nice follow up email to inform me she read my blog and decided to sign up for art classes!
I sure hope she finds her art journey as enjoyable and gain self discovery akin to love affair with water coloring like I did <3

I am just imagining a pure sweet young graphic student as I painted this today …..and I shall name her Diyana, for if not for her email…..truly I must say I may have neglected my brushes for far too long~
Watercoloring is always painstakingly slow but it is pleasurably fluid as one waits for the paint to dry before proceeding to the next.
I almost forgot how much joy it can be…..something that cant be replicated with the doodlings done on ipad, I must admit!

What a lovely Vesak Day it is …..

300gsm cold pressed acid paper, 

Not quite done but I think it is definitely coming along well~
hope you like this Diyana

Thursday, May 3, 2012

in search of artful expressions: Having fun dotting my i's and crossing my t's ~ michellechoongkhoo

in search of artful expressions: Having fun dotting my i's and crossing my t's ~ michellechoongkhoo

Having fun dotting my i's and crossing my t's ~ michellechoongkhoo

After enjoying ipad's Paper by 53 app so much doodling my cat series ,  
I found myself inspired to doodle Fashion with alphabets :p
Stay tune here as my ABCs slowly unfolds ~ hopefully I will get to my zee not too far into the future as its now peak diving season and we do have quite a few dive trips coming up from now till end of the year!


                                                A= Attitude

B =Boldly Beautiful

C = Cool n Collected

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sensu Brushes….I wished I had on hands on a couple of this~

and I cant wait to get my hands on this cool gadget : sensu stylus 

you can read more about it and view more demos
Isnt technology just awsome?

wow, life is great!

Tobie, my beloved serial pool bum~ michellechoongkhoo

couldnt resist a quick doodle as I watched Tobie soaking in the sun~
what the flick, I wished I had his kingly royal lifestyle…..but instead I had to pop a panadol and go to work, aaaargh!

more doodles at michelleblueplanet's flickr