Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hsieh Ming Chang

Hsieh Ming Chang is a Taiwanese watercolorist born in 1955. 

This painting has an upshot angle of a doorway with carvings and decorations. The illuminated area bleaches out to white. The colors are muted versions of warm and cool colors except for that red accent, which is echoed in the lower right. 

The textures of rust and peeling paint are so loving reproduced. I haven't seen the original, but I'll bet it's looser than it appears.

There's a big variety of shapes and edges throughout the image. If you follow along the edge of that canopy from the top down, you can see how it goes from soft to crisp.

A limited palette gives a sense of permanence and age to this simple rendering.
More examples by Hsieh Ming Chang


Rich said...

Amazing! The white paper lacunae as well.

First one is my favorite: Is there a dragon in there?

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wow! The first painting is especially captivating.

Stephen and Nyree said...

Such control and depth of color.