Cherry Blossom

Acrylic Painting 16 x 20 inches

Cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin was beautiful. People were taking pictures, walking, talking, laughing and having picnic on the grass. What a peaceful sight !!! Well, I joined the crowds, took a picture of, and painted cherry blossom with the Jefferson Memorial background 🙂

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Bird of Paradise #3

16" x 40"

Acrylic/Oil painting on canvas 16″ x 40″

I never get tired of painting this tropical flower, bird of paradise. Whenever I visit California, I always take pictures of this attractive flower which can be spotted so easily in shopping center parking lots and streets. I started this painting with oil and finished with acrylic.

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Acrylic on Canvas 12″ x 16″

I am trying to paint waterlily’s delicate flower feature but also depict modernized style (?!?!) – I’d like to combine traditional and abstract way, light and dark, black and white, red and green, … At the end, I want to paint something that makes me happy 🙂

 

Sunflower Dream

Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

In late July, I visited the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, Maryland for its sunflowers.  It was the end of the sunflower season and a scorching day. Most of the sunflowers were wilted or already facing down.  Nevertheless, I managed to capture a few good photos which led to this oil painting…