20171210 Teluk Bahang Fishing Village I

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: graphite & watercolour graphite on paper

Last year December when i first visited Teluk Bahang fishing village i immediately fall in love with the scenery. I did a sketch with my usual medium, twig and Chinese ink with watercolour wash. I reduced the boats colour to only warm colour scheme.
Last Sunday, together with fellow USk Penang sketchers, i went back again to the same spot. This time i explore with a new medium: water soluble graphite. It’s a kind of graphite that can be dilute in water. I bought it from an art store in Paris near Pantheon and Brigitte Lannaud Levy’s home where we did the workshop presentation.

Before that i was given the graphite putty to try during my Ischia Ink Workshop with Simo Capecchi and Caroline Peyron. In order to keep our hand clean we have to wear the glove to work with it. I hate to have dirty hand during sketching. We have a funny photo with Carmina Vila, good memories.

My sketcher friend Chin Kok Kong who is a DIY man gave me an idea to soften the graphite putty (it become very hard after i kept it for almost a year) with water and put them in a small plastic container and work with water brush / watercolour brush.

20140302 Second Penang Bridge 第一和二檳威大橋

Size: 28 x 76 cm each x2
Media: Chinese ink on paper

二零一四年三月二日是檳城歷史性的日子,第二大橋正式通車了。速寫檳城也在那天辦了素描第二大橋走畫會。那天一大早就有許多的畫友到那邊的漁村寫生。我畫了兩幅可拼接一起的長型水墨素描,從左邊的第一大橋穿過中間的木蔻山島到右邊的第二大橋和漁村整個長景。畫木蔻山的時候感觸良多,父親當年從潮州汕頭飄洋過海到檳城的時候曾經被扣留在島上幾天觀察。父親回憶時告訴我那時後的木寇山島上一片荒涼只有簡單的拘留所,有次「媽打」(警察)給了他一些米和一隻雞要他自己解決一餐,他見雞隻太小不忍殺害就把它放生了。

到了檳島後他就開始了他遠渡重洋的新生活並一直持著馬來西亞的紅登記。後來經過多年的努力終於在三年前正式成為馬來西亞公民。