Sunday, June 3, 2018

En Plein Air: Exit 6 to Metropolitan Ave. (8 x 12, Oil)


I follow along Union Turnpike by the side of the Forest Park this afternoon and stopped right at the entrance to Exit 6 from Jackie Robinson Parkway. There is a trail almost parallel to the wire fence.  When I was painting, a couple of bikers came passing by. I wasn't sure whether they came down the trail or simply through the opening of the broken fence. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

En Plein Air: Park Drive (Oil, 8 x 12)


Hi, Friends:

As you may have noticed that I didn't post my artworks as often as before. As a matter of fact, I don't paint as much as before. For one thing, that is because of my spinal stenosis. I have difficulty standing or walking for long. Secondly, because I have a new-born grandson. And my wife and I are providing day-care to the baby.

I am not a pessimist, but I would advise any young couples who do family-planning to think twice. I consider the world to have become more dangerous with each passing day. I mean all kinds of risks.  Since he has been brought to this world, as a grandfather, I want to help give to the child a safest and happiest childhood we as a family could give. It is my belief that if a human being could not have a happy childhood, down the road, he would have various kinds of problems resulted from inappropriate growth and development. Therefore, painting has become a kind of luxury to me now. I may go out to do plein-air painting once a week. Sometimes, I would be able to grab a few sketch drawings whenever I have the opportunity.

Thank you.

Weimin

Thursday, May 3, 2018

En Plein Air: May Day (Oil, 12 x 9)


I went this morning to Forest Hills Gardens and painted the Congregational Church. It is amazing to see the tree leaves are budding.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Plein Air: The LIRR Overhead Bridge at Lefferts Ave. (12 x 16 Oil)


I went there this morning because the weatherman said it was going to be a sunshiny day today. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and windy and the sky didn't clear up till noon. Glad I had on my heavy jacket. By then, my painting was almost done. However, I did make some adjustment when he sun came out.