Sunday, February 26, 2017

My Featured Painting "Origin"

The first painting I completed in 2017, Origin, was an abstract gouache painting, with yellow dusts scattered on a very dark background — red and blue streaks intermingled with swirling thin layer of black paint. A striking contrast and beautiful presentation, perhaps depicting the beginning, or end of the time.

 Origin / 起源 / Ursprung  
Origin
Gouache on Paper, 10”x8”, Completed in 2017
© Matthew Felix Sun
www.matthewfelixsun.com


The inception of this piece was a strange one. It was inspired by my aged, multiple-layered, and simultaneously muddied and rich-hued palette. A small vision triggered a larger one.

Originally posted on matthewfelixsun.com

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Installation in San Francisco Civic Plaza

San Francisco Civic Plaza has been consistently presenting some amazing or amusing public installations over the years, and the latest of such efforts are some traditional Chinese vases of various shapes and colors, with some Chinese writing, which seemed to me family surnames.

IMG_0985 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

IMG_0988 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

IMG_0994 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF IMG_0995 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

IMG_0998 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF IMG_0997 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF IMG_0996 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

IMG_1001 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

IMG_1002 - Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, Illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, SF

Pity I didn't see them at night when they were illuminated. In regardless of artistic values, these installations have brought joy to this plaza consistent and for that, we are grateful.


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Air Fight Between a Hawk and a Seagull

Two days ago, I witnessed an amazing air fight between a hawk and a seagull.

It was some fierce cries in the air called my attention to those two majestic birds, chasing and circling each other, but didn't escalate into bloody pecking and clawing. The fearless seagull really faced off its much bigger opponent and perhaps, through her bravery, saved her chicks from the praying bird.

IMG_0953 - Hawk & Seagull Fight IMG_0954 - Hawk & Seagull Fight

IMG_0954 - Hawk & Seagull Fight (detail)

Hawing was nothing unusual, but the prey's fighting back was exciting - now the hawk chased the seagull, and then the seagull chased the hawk:

IMG_0955 - Hawk & Seagull Fight (detail) _ m

IMG_0956 - Hawk & Seagull Fight

IMG_0957 - Hawk & Seagull Fight IMG_0957 - Hawk & Seagull Fight (detail) _ m

Quite an unusual sighting in an urban setting.


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Three Gouache Paintings Completed in the New Year

Into 2017, while working on  five oil paintings simultaneously, I decided to better utilize my time and took on work on paper again.

So far, I have completed three gouache paintings this year and they formed a very interesting complementing body of work to my oil paintings.

Origin / 起源 / Ursprung
Origin, 10"x8", Gouache on Paper, 2017

Origin was an abstract painting, depicting the beginning, or end of the the time, featuring yellow dusts over background of black intermingled with layers of red and blue hues. It boasted a striking contrast and pleasing presentation.


Hope and Desire / 希望和慾望 / Hoffnung und Sehnsucht
Hope and Desire, 10"x8", Gouache on Paper, 2017

Hope and Desire was a geometric study of shades and shapes, representing hope, desire and the dash of them.


Cascades / 瀑布 / Kaskaden
Cascades, 12"x8", Gouache on Paper, 2017

Cascades was inspired by Yosemite waterfalls, in the style of Impressionism. Completed just days ago, in February.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Moon in the New Year

Last night, a sliver of orange hued new moon graced our evening sky. Here are s few snapshots of the lovely sight.

New Moon - DSCN8357 New Moon - DSCN8359

New Moon - DSCN8355

New Moon - DSCN8356

New Moon - DSCN8351

New Moon - DSCN8352

New Moon - DSCN8353


This is the first new moon in the new year. A comfort for people in the turbulent time.


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Featured Painting - Remembrance

My last oil painting completed in 2016, Remembrance, featured a ghostly profile of a pale and pensive person, occupying lower third of the canvas, head bending down, in deep thoughts, with a barely registered presence. Against this sketchily and thinly painted bust, the strongly accented abstract and dark background, asserted itself strongly, and became obvious the representation of the things to remember, a commentary to his thoughts. Perhaps, the winding road or river in the far background reminded him of the toil in the past; perhaps, the repeating pattern of vertical shapes, reminded his of the hopes raised in the past and perhaps not wholly accomplished, or even lost. An ept conclusion to a quite regrettable year of the turbulent 2016.


Remembrance / 記憶 / Gedächtnis  
Remembrance
Oil on Canvas
24”x18”
Completed in 2016


© Matthew Felix Sun
www.matthewfelixsun.com


Originally posted on matthewfelixsun.com

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