The divergent week

This week I got less time to do watercolor sketches, because of job hunting, finding daycare for Ethan, contacting galleries for exhibition opportunities, and the last few steps of our moving.

However, I got more time to think. What is the direction of my new works? Yes, I want to paint baby, not only because of Ethan. I have this wish for a long time. It starts from a painting by Gerhard Richter  Moritz by Gerhard Richter.

There is something, now let me roughly say it is half-human half-animal, of a little baby. Not saying it is the direction I want to go to, painting little animal-human, just it catches me, and stays. I want a real model, like Ethan, not some photos, to observe, to paint from live. The close observation and spending time with is so important that it is the only way that I can bring out truth.

So happily, at least now, I think I got the sense of what direction this is leading to. I will be upset and depress soon, as soon as I start to sketching for the paintings. But at least now, let me enjoy one flash of happiness.

Next week will be Ethan’s first week in a daycare. I feel very sad and very guilty about it. I want to be with him, especially when he is so young, only two and half months old. However, at the same time, I understand that a better career, can bring him much more than what I am giving now. And I need time to paint.

Wish he will understand and forgive me one day. I love him so much.

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Self Portrait with Mirror

Self-Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 27 x 21 inches, 2017

Self-Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 27 x 21 inches, 2017

Sketchbook

Watercolor on Sketchbook, watercolor on paper, Qing Song, 2016

Watercolor on Sketchbook, watercolor on paper, Qing Song, 2016

 

I believe that any person’s real experience is always meaningful, always fresh, and never becomes a cliche.

Refrigerator

Girl with Refrigerator, watercolor on paper, 30 x 23 inches, 2016, Qing Song

 

Girl with Phone Light

New Watercolor Paintings

Girl with Phone Light, Watercolor Painting by Qing Song, 2016, 30 x 23 inches.

Girl with Phone Light, Watercolor Painting by Qing Song, 2016, 30 x 23 inches.

Late Night Sketch 


Sketch for next painting. 

Re-do July portrait 


Re-do an oil piece from last month. Took the photo on my balcony in a cloudy hot day. This summer is going slow.