Taiwan Illustrations

It seems like I only ever update this blog now whenever I come back from a trip! This summer was my first time visiting Taiwan! Apart from the overwhelming heat and one typhoon, it was a splendid time of eating, manoeuvring through Taipei’s bustling streets,  and gazing at gorgeous scenery. Would I go back? Absolutely!…

A Dog, a Tree, and a Kalanchoe

I’ve recently been reading and looking through the sketchbooks of various traveling artists, and it has inspired me to paint my own surroundings. I simply can’t wait until the next time I travel so that I can whip out my Moleskine and watercolours and just sit and study people, buildings, and whatnot. But I can definitely…

Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Daphne

I spent a very peaceful weekend painting the nymph Daphne. This initially began as a simple sketch of a girl on which I had mistakenly drawn awkward and grotesque looking hands. I scratched out the hands and for some reason I don’t remember, drew a leaf over to hide it. This eventually led to her…

Seventeen Times

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket Seventeen times as high as the moon Where she was going, I could not but ask it For in her hand she carried a broom “Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I, “O wither, o wither, o wither so high?” “To brush the cobwebs…

Mercat Boqueria

I spent a very snowy afternoon today finishing this painting I had started a few weeks ago. I had visited Barcelona spring of 2009 and my favourite place by far was the Boqueria Market! I had never before been to such an immense marketplace with so many sights, sounds, and smells. It is just as lively…

An Italian Carousel

So I went out this last weekend, bought my watercolour supplies, and got right to work! I chose to sketch the merry-go-round in Florence, Italy located in the Piazza Repubblica. This merry-go-round had caught my eye from afar when I was taking a solo stroll  down the street and I just had venture down to…