丘策濱 – 以畫會友
I DID IT MY WAY
I’ve showcased my artwork at the K. M. Ng Internet Art Gallery for almost 10 years. Because of this, many art-lovers, particularly those from Hong Kong, want to know how I approach and what methods I use to paint landscapes and portraits in watercolor.
In painting a landscape, I’d usually study carefully the composition first, then make a decision regarding tonality of colors to use. In the meantime, I would determine the technique that I’d employ. Last but not least, I would decide the essence of the landscape that I intend to depict. After all these preparations are done, then, I start painting one thing after another, ‘til it’s finished.
Painting a portrait in watercolor, perhaps, is the most challenging thing as far as technical aspects are concerned. I’d normally begin with a drawing in detail, then I immediately lay in the basic facial colors. After the picture is dried, I’d repeat the same method again and again ‘til everything is satisfactory. In my portraits, not only do I want to capture the sitters’ likenesses, but I also want to reveal their inner world.