I painted these during the year plus period I stayed and studied in China. All are portraits of a sort and figurative. Some were wrought from an Oral History project I was attached to while in JiangXi Province. Some were from my own musings about Chinese strategy games. Some were still from people who affected me.
I would either take pictures then sketch drawings from those pictures before painting, or I would sketch from life and then use the sketches as reference when painting. My goal was to explore a free-form, plein-air feeling. I wanted to paint from memory and feeling while exploring technique rather than trying to emulate and capture a picture exactly.
Enjoy 'em, critique 'em. These will appear in my applications and graduate portfolio, so I care what you "laymen" have to say. :P
|Sweet Margot - Beijing 2010|
|Smoking Korean Girl - Beijing 2011|
|Old Red Guard - Jiangxi 2010|
|New Friends - Ji'an 2010|
|Man with Hair - Jiangxi 2010|
|Mandy Cha - Ji'an 2010|
|Indecision - Beijing 2010|
|Colleague - Beijing 2010|
|Céline GungFu - TianTan 2011|
|Living in the Past - Ji'an 2010|
|3 or more Play Pai - Ji'an 2010|