Ixora IV

This is the fourth time I am painting ixora and it is getting a little less scary and, if I may dare say, a little easier.  With loads of help from teacher of course.

I had coffee with teacher after class and found that he is a native of Hainan island in China and has worked as a book illustrator for 20 years and that he was a former student of the well known local Nanyang-style artist Liu Kang. I have posted on an exhibition of Liu Kang’s work which I attended at the Singapore Arts Museum a while back.

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Today’s subject.

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Teacher correcting my painting. As you can see the ixora florets were a little too tidy and sparse. (But I managed to get the overall shape of each bunch of flowers and managed to angle the key florets decently with some guidance). 

With a few broad brushstrokes, teacher transformed the ixoras into full, bushy bouquets. Magic.

With a few broad brushstrokes, teacher transformed the ixoras into full, bushy bouquets. Magic.

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