My Dear friends, how are you guys doing?I have been tied up at work in the past year, so I didn't have time to meet you guys. I'm really sorry about that.As Christmas approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts and wishes to you guys by making a little greeting card.This picture is a draft of my previous mural work for a kindergarten. I like it a lot, and I hope you guys like it too.Here, I wish all AnD's buddies have a Merry Chistmas and a Wonderful 2011ying-fat
Follow with the previous mural works of Phalaenopsis for the nursing home, this time I took a new challenge to paint a new mural on another floor of the home during Easter.
The theme of this mural is Spider Chrysanthemum. In spite of having the experience of painting Phalaenopsis before, I found that the painting method and technique between Phalaenopsis and Spider Chrysanthemum are quite different. Compares with Phalaenopsis, the shape of Spider Chrysanthemum is more complicated, after all, they belong to different genuses.
When I first designed the draft, I wanted to use the western oil painting technique to make a traditional Chinese painting effect . (I think that's the most funniest part of the painting process) Due to the numerous procedures for creating the effect of Chinese painting on the wall by using Acrylic paints , it's not that easy to handle. Furthermore, monotonously drawing the petals and leaves day after day, it really took a lot of energy, especially for someone like me who constantly lacks sleep. But, when I found that the mural formed stage by stage, It really brought me content and joy.^^
Mural -- Phalaenopsis just before, i finished the mural which theme is the phalaenopsis for a senior centre. This is the last mural done in 2009. =]This is my first time to paint phalaenopsis. actually i just hv little knowledge abt it. so i had to do much research b4 drafting the work. finding information from books and internet. and buying both real and fake phalaenopsis for reference! :Di wanted to hv an abstract phalaenopsis originally so as to fit the 3 walls with different angles. but i gave up this idea because the mural is for elderly. it maybe better to have a mural with comfort and relieve. Hope that they would like my work =]i had made a significant decision last year. everyone gave me different comments and they dun hv a same point of view on that. duno what will happen in the future though, it is sure that i would do the best!wish all AND frds happy 2010 !!! =))))))))))))))))))
Just finished the mural production @ 陳呂仲德小學 in Yau Tong. The school wants to have a mural on their newly made climbing wall. Since it is a Taoist school which surrounded by mountains and green trees, i want to immerse the nature into the school. that's why the forest is painted on the wall =]
i've enlarged the creatures on the mural. the idea is to make the kids look like climbing on the trees and animals when they are hving fun on the climbing wall. the kids would be looked small, which is just like a part of the mural. tht's reli funny!
many thanks to the school who allows me to work freely with this funny idea. and i can hv enough time to make the mural.
before the production, i've promised to have interview with Miss Tao from TVB. however the production time didn't match with Miss Tao's schedule so that we fail to have one.. i need to apologize for that. very sorry =[
This time, the mural is located in a private villa @ Lugard Road, the Peak.
the owner of the villa wants to have a big mural in his studio. he wishes to have the spiderman3 movie poster to be the mural.
Actually the design of the movie poster is quite simple. the lines are not complicated. but it is reli difficult to handle the texture and brightness of the painting. the painting technique is quite demanding. it is not very easy to be done. Since i seldom use this kind of theme to have mural production, i do believe that this is a great chance for me to try and practise. besides, Spiderman is my favourite HERO when i was still a kid. so i reli love this production. =]
it's quite inconvenient to work @ the Peak. for example u can't buy stuff or equipments so easily, as well as the FOOD! the mobile signal is very weak there. this is gd tht i can fully concentrate on my work without any disturbance of the advertisment-callssss.
i hvn't take a gd rest since the starting of the summer. maybe coz of it, my knee got inflammation very seriously. it 's reli painful tht i need to stop working for some days. n finally i've spent 2 weeks to finish the production. it's gd tht the client also understand my situation. n he also asked his driver to take me to the villa and back to the mtr station everyday. reli many many thz to him =]
i've been invited by Nancy to be the art director of the wall painting production in「愛‧長傳」SiCuan visiting + services trip. i m glad that i can join this meaningful trip to give help to the SiCuan-people after the 5.12 earthquake. so i promise to Nancy to join the trip once she invited me.
we had meetings b4 going to SiCuan. and finally we started our journey last week. me, together with around 30 volunteers arrived SiCuan 成都 first. besides helping volunteers for the wall painting production, i also followed the team to visit the earthquake site, the re-built schools and some of the SiCuan familes who lived in the temporary houses. we also brought and gave some food and materials to the familes. with our heart and concerns.
we also shared the experience with the volunteers @ 成都. it is a reli unforgettable journey.
(the pics of the site 什邡地震遺址)
(the pics of 都江堰災民安置區)
(to be continued...)
i've got an order to renewal a mural from a client.
This mural is a imitating work of Greek Girls Picking Up Pebbles By The Seag, by a 19-century Britian artist Lord Frederic Leighton. the client told me that this work was made for a very long long time. the colour faded. as the client love mural so much, he found me to renewal this work. he didn't want a oil painting to replace it.
actcually... to renewal the mural is equal to re-paint a work!
the size of the mural is smaller than the original work. here, only 15 pieces of plank. it is really difficult to handle the stroke of Lord Frederic Leighton. i've spent 2 weeks to make it. i've tried my very best already. i didn't try to make a imitate-work or work repairing. this is a new challenge for me.
though it's a sunny day today, i still rmb wht happened in 5.12 of last year
a very sad day
ppl there lost their frds, relatives, family.... such a pain is difficult to be removed
we reli need to cherish everything around u and me.
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