黄运南 - 新加坡水彩与油画家 Features recent watercolor paintings by Singapore Watercolour Society artist Ng Woon Lam NWS AWS-DF . 2 Times winner of AWS Bronze Medal of Honor

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Ng Woon Lam Watercolor Painting

Ng Woon Lam Singapore Watercolor
Ng Woon Lam NWS AWS Singpaore Watercolor Painting Blacksmith, Melaka 马六甲铁匠 2010 (Collected)
34" X 25"
Watercolor on Paper




Ng Woon Lam NWS AWS Singpaore Watercolor Fishing Net, Moro Island, Indonesia 印尼廖内群岛
34" X 25"
Watercolor on Paper

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ng Woon Lam L'ART DE L'Aquarelle

Lastest Feature of Ng Woon Lam's Watercolor and Oil paintings
French Watercolour Art Quarterly Magazine Oct to Dec 2010

L'ART DE L'Aquarelle



Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ng Woon Lam Watercolor Hong Kong Impression

Ng Woon Lam
Hong Kong Impression
29" X 21"
Selected into National Watercolor Society (NWS) 90th Annual International Show 2010

National Watercolor Society 90th International Juried Show 2010 Ng Woon Lam

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Just for fun: This is my mathematical estimation why we do sketches.

Taking 30" X 22" watercolor as an example.

Assume average time to complete a complex 30" X 22" watercolor
8 hours of painting time

8hours = 8 X 60 = 480min

One year, let's say, we paint 12 'GOOD' paintings = 12 X 480min = 5760 min
However, the success rate of making a reasonablely good 30" X 22" watercolor
is as low as 50% or lower.

Taking 50% as e.g => Needs to paint 24 paintings to get 12 Good ones

=> Total time taken = 5760 X 2 = 11520 min
One sketch on average takes 3 mins

=> 11520 / 3 = 3840 pages of sketches can be made in a year
if I don't waste time to paint.

If for 3 years I just sketch and don't paint => 3840 X 3 = 11520 pages of sketches.

In my life, I have not met any artist that has done more than 10,000 pages
of sketches and still has not acquired high level of skills.

=> It only takes as short of 3 years to be an excellent artists. Isn't this cool!

That's why I always focus on sketches.
Share this with you painter friends and they will stop painting for awhile.

Chinese Painting master Li Ku Chan (李苦禅) says" Sketching trains 'quick hand', 'fast eyes' and 'hand and heart' can hence work together, arriving at brushworks that are: FIRM, ACCURATE & FIERCE!"

'Sketch Theory' by Ng Woon Lam
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