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Friday, October 06, 2006

Fishing Boats at Telok Bahang, Penang

Happy Mooncake Festival to all!

During my visit to Penang a couple of weeks ago, our host took us to Telok Bahang, Penang, where we can do some sketching and plein-aire painting at a fishing village there.

However, before that, we made an unscheduled stop at a nearby art gallery run by a family of artists and then spent one whole hour looking at the many beautiful artworks on display. By the time we reached the fishing village, it's almost noon but we were still very eager to get something painted.

So, I sat down and picked this scene.

Not all artists did a full scale watercolour painting though, some sketched; some did line and wash, and two of us did full-scale painting. Therefore, most of them were done when I was still half-way through my painting.

By 2.30pm, we were all hungry, so I had to pack up although I still have some darks to add. It's not good to let seniors of 50-60 years olds wait for a 31 years old junior, is it? ;-)

So, I had to bring it home and do the rest of the painting back in Singapore. I'd say it's about 80% done on plein-aire and 20% done at home where I added darks and finished off the whole painting.

Well, here it is.... I decided to exclude the little red hut on the right as I felt it would fight for attention with the beautiful fishing boats, which should be the main focus of this painting.

Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are welcomed as usual.

Half Sheet of Fabriano Artistico (approx 14" x 21"), painted with W&N, Rembrandt and M.Graham artist paints.

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  • I lurve it! You are great!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:51 AM  

  • Nice sketching n paintings..makes my hand itchy..haha.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:41 AM  

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