Description 'Sit and Watch the Rising Clouds' This is the latest painting in my ink 'Flow' series with the clouds being created with free flowing ink on water. It is inspired by an ancient Chinese poem by Wang Wei (699-759). The two phrases I have written on the painting is from the poem: 'Having reached the water's edge and there is no more path, just sit and watch the rising clouds' . When faced with adversity and feeling that there is no way out, I often think of these two phrases, then just take a deep breath and see things in a different light. There is always light at the end of the tunnel and rising clouds at the water's edge.Artist: Oi Yee Tai http://oystudio.com
Oi Yee Tai, Canada Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement The two sides of me...
My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic. I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey. I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination. (http://www.oystudio.com)
With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself with all the different colors I love. Unlike my Chinese ink paintings, I fill the canvas with so much color that it might be suffocating for you but I am having so much fun I just want to share it with you too. (http://www.oystudio.com/playful)