Water Hyacinth & Cichlids

This is not the best of combination because the water hyacinth is considered a weed plant in Lake Malawi and the environmental ministry there constantly battle to eradicate this plant from the lake.

This is because it blocks the sunlight and hinders the growth of plankton in the lake which causes problem for the cichlids and other fishes in the lake.

But I thought the color tone matches with beautiful blue hue of the Blue Dolphin Cichlid (aka Cyrtocara Moorii). My son keeps a tank of African Cichlids and the Blue Dolphin cichlids are beautiful.

Just to make my painting a little more interesting, I have decided to include a couple of these cichlids.

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea plant is not native to South East Asia but they can be found in abundance here. Who wouldn’t fall in love with their various vibrant colours.

Besides painting, my other favourite past time is gardening. I used the grafting and budding technique I learned from my late father in law to combine the Bougainvillea plants of different colours into a single plant.

Don’t be fooled by the beautiful flowers because these plants have very sharp thorns that can cause painful scratches.

I hope you like my painting this week. Thank you for watching!

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Hibiscus

Guess what? Another weekend is here!

For this weekend, I have decided to paint the Hibiscus. If you stop a while to admire this beautiful flower, you will notice that it is quite unique. It is not common to see many flowers with a long pistil that holds the stamen and stigma at the end.

The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was declared the national flower of Malaysia on 28th July 1960.

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest is the common name given to a few species of plants including the Butea which is native to both the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia. We have them aplenty here in Malaysia.

I especially like the dark red colour of its flowers and that is what inspired me to paint it for you this week!

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Canna

Here’s more flowers and for this week, I have chosen the Canna or Canna Lily because I like the vibrant colours on the flowers. I hope everyone is hunkering down and staying safe wherever you are!

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Celosia

I found that painting flowers seemed to help me relax a little more. I hope it is the same for you watching the process. This week, I am adding another flower to the collection.

This is the Celosia or also known as the Cock’s Comb.

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

Roses

I believe what we all yearn the most in life is LOVE and HOPE. I do not have much to elaborate for this piece except that I wish that everyone out there feel loved. May you also find hope in all the things that you do and in the events of your life.

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

The Sunflower

Just a sunflower to brighten up your weekend!

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

The Lotus

If you have just a little knowledge of Buddhism, I am sure you’ll know that the lotus plays an integral part of the faith and teaching. It represents purity in its highest form in words, mind, body, and deeds. The lotus often rises above the murky water underneath representing the detachment from all the noises and materials of the world.

I hope that this piece will inspire you to hold onto what gives you peace of mind as well as the strength to endure the challenges we are all faced with at this moment.

Click here to purchase this painting on print.

I would also like to invite you to browse through my online gallery at Society6.

May I also ask that you kindly LIKE and SUBSCRIBE my YouTube channel. Thank You for your support!

The Indian Paradise Flycatcher

The title of this post is a mouthful. Indeed, the Chinese culture places a lot of emphasis on longevity and wealth. I am not sure why anyone wants to live a long life but if that is what it is, might as well live a long, healthy, good, and happy life. And by good and happy, I mean like super rich and without problems. Quite impossible if you ask me.

But anyhow, I wanted to paint something this week that represents “super longevity” like forever and ever and ever.

The pine tree symbolizes longevity and I added the Indian Paradise Flycatcher to further extend the length of longevity that this painting represents. It is self explanatory looking at the bird’s long tail.

Who knows if you’ll live as long as your heart desire and able having this painting in your home?

You can purchase this piece in print here.

Please feel free to browse through my online gallery here.

Please remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel!

Thank you!