The Bay painted in Acrylic. I love being able to translate my Thousand Point Perspective watercolours in other mediums. This was interesting because I don’t have the best relationship with Acrylics like I do with watercolours or oils. But it was fun and I enjoyed that the colors were very bold and strong. And it was fun painting on a larger canvas.
In traditional throw back Thursday fashion, I was thinking about my past in the art world. I have these two little paintings to thank for my beginnings of my Thousand Point Perspective style discovery.
I remember how I was looking online and I was just in love with urban sketching. Going on site and just breaking out all of your art supplies and painting or drawing. Artist after artist explained how much you learn from drawing not from a photograph. I already had a taste of this with life drawing but not with architecture. So I packed up some watercolour supplies and headed out to Yonge and Dundas square in downtown Toronto in 2012. I took everything out and just started drawing and painting. It was great. Committing to the lines in ink with no erasing, I felt more free. I wasn’t worried about making everything perfect like I would if I was at home in the safety of being indoors. It felt good to just put what I saw on paper. It wasn’t about being exact but more about what I was seeing. If you looked at these paintings and you know Yonge and Dundas square, you would recognize this area. It was a beautiful way to express what I saw. Needless to say I was in love with it.
The name Thousand Point Perspective actually came from me looking at my paintings after finishing them. I loved the way they looked but I couldn’t help but laugh in amusement that there is about 1,000 different lines of perspective in each painting. I still keep things more free and less restrictive in my paintings to this day, I believe it adds to the charm of the concept. It’s not always about being exact. I draw happily and focus on drawing free.
Urban sketching opened up a whole new world for me. I continued to make more pieces and I started to really flesh things out. I wanted to refine what I was doing and put more time into it. The 20 minute urban sketches were essential to grasping the real feel I wanted for my paintings. At home, I was able to push myself and think more about what I was doing and really continue to grow.
So I introduce to you my two paintings, AMC and The Hard Rock Cafe that started my journey and discovery and now obsession.
I GOT MARRIED ON MAY THE FOURTH ! My husband knows this Star Wars fan so well. One of the best days ever. I had so much fun. So sorry to everyone for being M.I.A for the past few days. But we got married and then left civilisation for a while and it was the best. I married my best friend and I couldn’t be happier.
Say hello to Mrs.Li and Mr.Li 🙂
Now back to art 😉 hahahaha
Put together a youtube video of all the footage I took of making my Distillery District painting. It’s not too long but I like it. Next time I will try to have more footage that’s timelapse. I think that’s my favourite way to film it. And a couple close up shots.
I am so pleased to say for the first time ever my artwork will be showcased !!! I am super excited.
It will be with RAW on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. The show will be held at the Mod Club in downtown Toronto.
My Thousand Point Perspective artworks will be on display along side many other artists in varied fields of the arts. ( Visual Art, Fashion, Music, Film, Hair, Makeup, Photography, Performance art and accessories)
Tickets are only $20.00 and that get’s you to the Thursday show (the one I will be at) AND the Friday show !
If you are interested in purchasing my original artwork or prints, or would just love to see other artists and be entertained for the night accompanied with food and drinks, please come by and show your support.
Again, I am just so excited. Really happy to be doing this and June is a few months away but I wish it was next weekend hahaha.
Looking forward to seeing everyone ! Don’t forget to buy a ticket for only $20.00 !
I got new business cards in ! I love them. I got them printer over at Moo.com . I really like their offer because you can print more than 1 different kind of card in one order. So I ordered 50 business cards and have 7 different variations. I used all of my Thousand Point Perspective watercolor paintings of the iconic Toronto buildings. The quality is really nice and I love the way they feel. It’s a matte finish so that finger prints wouldn’t ruin the images. The colors are vibrant and the lines are nice and crisp. Very happy !