Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wu Guanzhong.

Wu Guanzhong died on Friday last week, 25th June 2010, in Beijing. It is a measure of the man that he request no funeral. Just a straight cremation.

Check out http://www.china.org.cn/english/NM-e/169480.htm for the story of his live. In extraordinary life and an exceptional artist.

He donated much of his art to museums.

He gave 113 of best paintings to Singapore in 2008. Rest in peace.

Film - Letters to Julet.

A good flik for afternoon viewing. 'Course couldn't happen in the real world. But then again, there was Friends Reunited and now Facebook. Score - 3. Why was I the only male in the cinema? Come on guys, don't be ashamed to tear up!!!!!! Won't hurt once in a while.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

B & W update.

Started on the railing for the veranda. Going with a simple square spindle. Going to take 30 feet of 3/16 x 3/16 wood to complete the veranda. I keep doing the math, cause I don't belive it!!!

Down stairs ceiling now in place lights installed.

Glimps into the bedroom. The quilt on the bed is a Gek creation.

Friday, June 18, 2010

New furniture.

On a recent trip to Penang we chanced upon some new furniture. Gek has made up the soft seats and the cushion. Could be she is getting into miniatures??????

Friday, June 11, 2010

Christopher Dally - Painter.

Chris is holding his first solo art exhibition in Penang over the next 2 weeks, Touch of Fantasy. He has been painting in oils for 60 years. He went to sea at the age of 17 and never settled in the UK again, spending most of his working life in SE Asia. Pictured here with Ranu, Gek and me. A privilege to have been at the opening. 13 out of 30 paintings sold by the end of the evening. Result!!!! http://www.galerisenimutiara.com/touch_of_fantasy.php.
Evening Intimacy. 61x77 cm (2008) Oil on Canvas

On Baron Beach 61x77 cm (2001) Oil on Canvas

Waking in the Blue Room 61x77 cm (1993) Oil on Canvas.

Comfort befroe She Dances. 77x61 cm (1997) Oil on Canvas