A drawing is a painting without color

A drawing is a painting without color

Drawing is often perceived to be a form of training. Although its importance of foundation building  is recognized by many, it’s often “abandoned” once the artist moves on to other forms of expression using different media. For someone who has been...
A look back on time – Taipei TV interview on Expert Talks

A look back on time – Taipei TV interview on Expert Talks

I came across the video of an interview I did years ago. I was interviewed on TV program Expert Talks and the interview was aired on Taipei TV in 2002. Although the interview was done long time ago and the video quality is not that great, It nonetheless covers quite a...
How to paint a portrait – a step-by-step process for Girl in Kimono

How to paint a portrait – a step-by-step process for Girl in Kimono

This is a recent demonstration from the Twin Bridge Studio. Excluding breaks for the model, it took approximately twelve hours (or six class sessions) to complete the painting. 這是最近的「雙橋畫室」課堂作業,共畫了六堂課,扣除模特兒休息,布上作業約12小時。 The model is very beautiful and holds a steady...
From Mackay Practicing Medicine to Huang Dafu

From Mackay Practicing Medicine to Huang Dafu

Well known author, commentator and historian Li Ao recently passed away on March 18, 2018. We met in 2001 through an introduction of my brother Jinzhong who is the chief editor of Open Magazine in Hong Kong. The last time I saw him was at his 80th birthday party three...
Letter from Ray Seitz

Letter from Ray Seitz

Occasionally we have artists from overseas joining the Taipei studio for short term studies. These requests are considered on a case-by-case basis depends on the artist’s needs and studio capacity. Ray Seitz was the first international student we had at the...