Thursday, 31 December 2009

Chinese opera--lao sheng and huan dan



Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Lao Sheng (old man with a beard: dignified, polished, official, scholar)
Hua Dan (flirtatious, playful female)
Peking opera roles fall into four categories: Sheng, Dan, Jing and Chou. The roles have the natural features of age and sex, as well as social status, and are artificially exaggerated by makeup, costume and gestures.1. Male Role (Sheng);2. Female Role (Dan);3. Painted Face Male (Jing);4. Comedy Actor or Clown (Chou).

Finished on the last day of 2009. wishing all my dear friends a happy new year.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Canna Lily








Oil on canvas 51 x71 cm

Monday, 9 November 2009

Flame tree



Oil on canvas 51 x71 cm

A close study of the flame tree, striking bright red flowers

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Flame trees of MT Tamborine





Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
On the recent drive to MT Tamboring, south of Brisbane. I encountered a fabulous scene of a flame tree in full bloom.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Qingyan Ancient Town




Oil on canvas 51 x 71 cm

Qingyan Ancient Town in Guiyang Guizhou province China

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Spring in Beechmont


Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
Spring in Beechmont , Lamington Range National Park in Queensland

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Wattle tree




Oilpainting on canvas 90 x 90 cm

One of the many beautiful Australian trees that flower in spring time.

Friday, 16 October 2009

one battle you rarely see

this is a battle between a cockatoo and a possum which i witnessed the other day .I think this is unique so I put it here to share with all my dear friends .

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That poor possum was driven out of a tree and climbed up to the power cable crossing the street while the cockatoo attacking it all the time.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Call of love




Oilpainting on canvas 92 x 122 cm
This is a story in a song about a wolf and a sheep, love between them seems absurd but it happened. Love is love and its so simple. I got this inspiration from the Chinese song “a wolf fell in love with a sheep”.Wolf and sheep represent opposite personalities of humanity. As you can read about the story as you listen to the song which i attached to my blog. Hope you like it .
A fierce northerly wind was howling
Snow flakes were falling
Suddenly a gunshot boomed in the distance
This wolf had been severely wounded
But his luck saved him from death
A sheep had saved him
From then on, they made a commitment to each other that would span their past,
present and future lives
They exchanged each other's vows
The wolf said: "my love ,
Thank you so much for healing my wound ,
No matter how intense the stormy trials of our future will be,
I will be your shield"
The sheep replied that it went without saying
Because I fell in love with you
No matter how dangerous it will be beside you
I will be by your side
Like this, side by side, they happily wandered about
Like this, they sang together of their love
A wolf fell in love with a sheep and they were crazy for each other
Because each truly loved the other
It’s not absurd for a wolf to fall in love with a sheep
They said as long as they loved each other they knew where to go .

It’s wonderful for a wolf and a sheep to love each other .Because they broke through the walls of a stereotype .Together they traveled, arm in arm.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Fan-chuan




Oilpainting on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Traditional performance of chinese opera in the park of Guiyang city Guizhou province. “fan-chuan” means (of actor) play not one's customary role or “cross casting” .Here the actor is playing a female character .

The second and the third pictures are closeup sections of the painting.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Winter sunset at west lake




Oilpainting on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Winter sunset ,West lake , Hangzhou, China

The second and the third pictures are closeup section of the painting.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Hope


Oilpainting on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Australian jabiru

The second picture is closeup section of the painting.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

April in Kanas




Oilpainting on canvas,100 x 120 cm

Kanas national park in Xinjiang China

The second and the third pictures are closeup section of the painting.

Jiuzai scenery 3




Oilpainitng on canvas, prox 70 x 90 cm

winter in Jiuzai national park , Sichuan ,China

The second and the third pictures are closeup section of the painting.

Jiuzai scenery 2






Oilpainitng on canvas, prox 120 x 100cm

winter in Jiuzai national park , Sichuan ,China

The second and the third pictures are closeup section of the painting.