If the human genetics is as simple as rabbit genetics, I believe both my parents have each contributed half their creativity gene to me. I attribute all the crazy ideas I get while raising Holland Lops from my dad’s artistic traits. As for the problem solving skills, I believe that trait came from my mom. She is a pure innovator I tell you.
My dad paints during his free time. Now he is enjoying his retirement doing what he loves most and to be very specific, Chinese Brush Painting. As our culture slowly fades away, so is the appreciation for the Chinese Brush Painting. I must admit that I draw superheroes using pencils and never the brush. It is something that I just couldn’t inherit but I do hope my daughter would be able to pick up the skill.
Though painting is just a hobby, my dad has many proud moments in his passion too. He had a few exhibitions in his younger days and his art works appeared on many major dailies. You will most probably see his works during the Lunar New Year. He fills the newspapers with colorful paintings of the year’s zodiac. During the year of the Dog, he drew pedigreed dogs such as Golden Retriever, Boxer and Poodles!
Last year, during the year of the rat, he painted a piece that has got 100 Chinese characters denoting the word rat.
And since we have the rabbit as one of the zodiacs, he painted one with a couple of bunnies too.
While he paints everything with passion, my personal favorite would be his paintings of chickens. His paintings of roosters have a lot of emphasis on the comb. I am particularly drawn to his chicken paintings. Most probably it is because I was born in the year of the Rooster. I find the chicks that he paints rather cute!
He now paints exclusively for people who appreciates his work. Most of the time, he paints in accordance to the needs of the requester. Recently, I was inspired to get some paintings done on the Holland Lops. I pestered him to help me paint a few and the results were marvelous! I kept on reminding him to think of bulldogs while he painted my rabbits.
Check these out:
Many people have approached him to paint their pets as keepsakes. If you need anything of that sort, please do email me. I’ll be more than happy to hook you up with my DAD!
UPDATE: My dad’s weblog is finally up and running. For those who enjoy good art, please visit http://simonchanart.wordpress.com.
10 responses to “Brushed Bunnies: The Chinese Brush Painting”
Wahhhh.. so..soo..soooooo..beautifulllllLLllllLLLlllll….. uncle Draw something for me can aaaaaa….admire your works lah
I really admire your works!!!! ARgh.. as per Nicoty.. can gigit hahah…
Its really nice men!!
WOW! CHINESE PAINTING ALSO GOT CLARK AND THUNDER!
Your dad is cool! First time I see lops in chinese painting. Very nice…:)
Your dad drew those? Can he do my gliders and dogs? Heheheh….
hi, does he teach? my mum wants to learn. the rabbits look great.
I LOVE your dad’s paintings! They are STUNNING!! Does he have a website for his paintings?! He sooo needs one!
Thanks for the compliments. I am currently helping him to setup a blog. Hope to get it up and running soon.
Tim, Ur dad is amazingly talented! I LOVE all his paintings! especially the one he did on Carmel. BEAUTIFUL! actually not only that, the rooster painting is gorgeous too. no wait… so does the poodles… omg.. the pigs are so cute! ALL of them are nice! LOLz
Really nice!! and so inspirational. I got the *boot* (read: retrenched) last year and turned to painting to recover from the trauma. I enjoy chinese brush painting and as you so correctly mentioned, was glad to keep in touch with our dying chinese culture in Malaysia…. Anyone interested please do join us in facebook…” Chinese brush painting people”. We are in Amcorp mall, PJ. Your daddy could post some of his paintings there too! Please join us people. We are a bunch of “bananas”(-thats what the chinese ed chinese call us!! ), having fun and keeping our culture alive!!