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We will showcase PABHA pendants, 3D art, small paintings and art cards at the coming Art Market. Date: 9 – 10 June 2007. Place: Fort Canning Center at Fort Canning Park. See you there!

This is not a watercolor but an acrylic on paper. I use acrylic with a lot of water so to have the watercolor effects. I enjoyed doing small works recently. I still do bigger size painting of course.


Blossoms
Color pencil and acrylic on paper
5.5 x 3.75 inches
By Jimmy Quek

This is my new painting. I like it. 😉 I am happy with the effects. It is acrylic on paper. I hope you will enjoy this new work. I have placed it at ebay Singapore for auction a while ago. I hope someone will love it and acquire it.

I am delighted that the small painting “Land of Joy” that I mentioned in my post early this month has already been sold at ebay Singapore. :up: The buyer has also bought another painting at my acution at yahoo Singapore. He told me he saw my art at one of the President Charity Art Exhibition before.

Mountains and Flowers
Acrylic on paper
7.5 x 7.5 iinches

This is a small painting that I have completed recently. It is acrylic on canvas. I am happy with the free and easy approach of this painting. The painting is stretched, edges painted. Painting size is 8 x 8 inches.

Title: Beach and Mountain
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

I have just categorized my paintings at my Paintings web site. I have also added 79 images in the photo album “Love and Celebrations – Painting of Flowers Series”. I started “Flowers” paintings since 1996, few years after I started the “Trees” paintings.

Many of the images were produced long time ago and they are small in sizes. The recent images are bigger sizes and they are also clearer. Click here to view the “Flowers” paintings. :up:

I have added 27 “Trees” paintings in the photo album. I am happy to see the changes of my Trees paintings in the last 15 years. There are some trees paintings that I am unable to include in the album because I do not have photos of them.

The painting on the left is “Dance with the Wind” painted in 1991 (Acrylic on canvas, 127 x 127 cm). It is one of the earlier works in that series. I was inspired by the rubber trees that I saw in rubber plantation, in which there is a meditation centre called Santisukharama, where Vipassana Meditation was taught by Ven Sujiva. The first time I went there was in 1987, for a 10 days Intensive Vipassana Retreat. After then, I went there very often until 1992. I painted many paintings that the inspirations of them came from the rubber plantation and the meditation centre.

We have rambutans today. At the small garden behind where we live, there are rambutan trees planted there. However the reambutans we have today are not from the garden, they are from the market.

I placed three of them in front of me and do a small painting of it. I drew and painted rambutans when I was a student of art. I could see the difference between now and then when I do this small art work. I took a few minutes to finish this painting though I have not painted rambutans for two decades! I enjoyed doing it.


Three Rambutans 2007
Acrylic on paper
138 x 94 mm

I mentioned this painting in my post few days ago, and now I have finally completed it this morning. I have worked on the lower portion of the painting for a while. I am delighted to declare that it is now completed. Hope you find this painting special and unique! Rejoice!

Tulips Rejoice
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

I have painted some small paintings. I’ll showcase them with my pendants, art cards and 3D art at the Metta Carnival on 27 May 2007. Siew Hooi went for a meeting yesterday.

 

I painted this painting “Wave” few years ago. I can’t remember which year I painted it, it is likely between 2001 to 2005. I will update the year when I could confirm it. I have posted 3 smaller wave paintings at the first day of my blog, you may like to have a look there!


Title: Wave
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 102 x 76 cm
Framed
Sold

(Note: This painting was painted in 2001. Added on 6 Dec 2008)

There were some mangosteen at the kitchen. I found them quite nice, so I randomly took three of them and placed them on my table. I looked at them for a while and I enjoyed their forms and colours.

I decided to do a quick sketch of them. When I started sketching them, I changed my mind to paint them instead. So I took out my paints and brushes and started adding colours on the paper. Just a short while, I completed this unexpected simple painting.

Not too bad, right? I have not done paintings like that for many years!:D


Three Mangosteens
Acrylic on paper
size: 93 x 137mm

Many times, when I look at paintings that I did not know how to resolve it  few years ago, I could very quickly have a solution for it now. So I know it is because my experiences have grown and my skills have improved. Then, either I would act on it, to resolve it and to start working on it, or I would do nothing and let the painting be what it was.

For this piece, I decided to work on it again, as I was not fully happy with it last time. I have kept it for years, and I have nearly forgotten it. I worked on it for a while, and sooner than what I expected, I am happy to declare it completed and happy to share it with you!

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