Monday, September 17, 2007

Objects Study

Objects Study - a painting in oils on board ( own collection ) size: 35 cm x30 cm

This is another rare work of mine because it is done in oils. Actually back in Tanjong days we were never taught painting in oils. I think the reason could be that the prices of the materials and tools to paint in this medium was too exorbitant for schools.
However, in 1992 I had formal lessons from Lawrence Song who just came back from the Netherlands after a two years stint studying oil painting sponsored by a Dutch couple who happened to see his artistic talent while working for a short period in Bintulu. I was fortunate to learn the practical basics from him. This picture is my first painting in oils. It is a real treasure for me.

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