Description This is my painting which won an award at the International Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition in China in 2017.Just Sit and Watch the Rising Clouds is a variation of a previous painting of mine. I did it this time with colour ink and according to the dimensions required by the exhibition in China. The rice paper was white and I used black and blue ink only. So whatever shows as white is the original paper colour.The painting 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 Website: 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)