Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hold-on

"Hold-on", Year:2007, Oil On Canvas(Private Collection)

Many people like my observation works. I suppose they enjoy looking at the techniques! Some people even encourage me to do more observational painting... In fact, I love to do observational painting, but right now I have a problem, that is - nobody wants or can find time to be my model (even when I am willing to pay them by hour). For example, few months ago, I tried to fix time with my nephew during his school holidays and decided to pay him $10 per hour, but finally he had to go to school almost everyday for CCA… So what could I do? Another example was: a friend whom I had painted before also rejected my offer… Maybe I can look for a full-time model who poses for an art school, but I do not know them at all! (Also, if I do not know a person well, I cannot paint him/her well!) Recently I am thinking: Shall I paint from photo??? Since nobody can find time to let me paint “live” model, I might as well ask my friends/relatives to only pose for me few minutes first, then I take photos of them and paint back home? Any suggestions?
The painting “Hold-on” was completed early last year. This friend model studies at NTU, and I can still remember I spent around 15 hours to do this painting. In the painting, the girl’s hand is holding a TV controller, paying a lot of attention on the television programme… It seems as if her conversation over the phone has been disrupted as the television programme is too attractive- this is how the “Hold-on” title comes about! It can be related to our Christian walk with God - sometimes our communication with God is also “side-tracked” halfway…!

7 comments:

人见人爱的小西 said...

路过~~~

Anonymous said...

Hi Shih Yaw,

Surprised to see 'me' here. :) If you need to paint an auntie there is always my mother. haha! she likes to support art!

-ivy

Wong Shih Yaw, Abraham said...

Hi,Ivy,

May I paint you again?

Anonymous said...

Wow...i also surprise when i see this paint, quiet nice and can see you spend lots of time to compelited it.
Mm....model for your paint...
Am i ok for that?
of course if i have enough time...

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