Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Vacation

Hi, Dear Followers:

I'll be on vacation for a week or so. There won't be any posts on this blog during the period of time.

Thank you.

Weimin Mo

Saturday, September 9, 2017

En Plein Air: The Soccer Players at the Forest Park (Oil, 9 x 16)


It was a sunshiny day today. I went to the park this afternoon, having in my mind the picnicking people on the lawn. Maybe I went there a little too late. By the time I set up, they were ready to leave. Therefore, I made a composite sketch of the soccer players.

Friday, September 8, 2017

En Plein Air: The Shadows on the Wall (Oil, 12 x 9)


It is an apartment building on Burns St in the Forest Gardens near Ascan. In fact, I decided to paint it yesterday when I was on my way home from a haircut at the barber's on Ascan. I noticed the shadows on the wall and felt like depicting its subtlety. I like the color contrast, too.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

En Plein Air: Queens Blvd. by 78th Ave. (Oil, 9 x 12)


Actually, what you see in the painting is only half of the thoroughfare, the westbound traffic on the road. I stationed myself this morning at the intersection of 78th Ave. on a road divider which provided a safe island with an iron fence on one side. At intervals, the vehicles stopped abreast in front of me for the light to change.

Monday, September 4, 2017

En Plein Air: The Christian Science Church of the Gardens (Oil, 12 x 9)


It is not the first time that I painted the church. I still remember how surprised I was to see a church of the denomination located in the Forest Gardens. As a matter of fact, the church is not in practice anymore. The property of the church has been put for sale. Someone told me the church asks for a price of $700,000. It is another sign that indicates the decline in its membership in the past 30 years.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

En Plein Air: Park Lane South (Oil, 12 x 9)


A week ago, on Saturday when I was sketching, I saw many people in all age groups come out to enjoy the beautiful weather. On the lawn of the Forest Park, they were doing all kinds of activities: chatting, sun bathing, picnicking, baseball playing, dog walking, kite flying, you name it. Besides, there were Muslims, Jews and other minorities who were dressed in colorful traditional costumes. I was excited and told myself that I would come to paint figures the next Saturday. Unfortunately, it was cloudy today and there were not many people on the lawn. I finally saw a man sitting on the bench. Believing he would sit there for a while, I rushed to set up. However, barely before I got everything ready, the man stood up and took off. Unwillingly, I put things back in the bag and began to go deep into the woods. The trail happened to be parallel to Park Lane South outside the park. Suddenly I realized that there was a spot on Park Lane South where I had painted a snowy landscape. So I went off the trail and got to the place.