Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Running Stream

12"x16" oil on canvas


Bayan Mirza said...

I just want to say, I stumbled across your ballerina paintings by chance, and honestly I thought they were Edgar Degas paintings since he was known for his ballerina paintings. But I just looked closer and thought "Strange, were Degas' ballerinas this pretty?" I was honestly really interested in knowing who drew them. And I was really stunned to find out that the artist who drew these is actually a modern day artist with a BLOG, like wow. I was happy because I'd always wished to convey to my favorite artists like Monet and Van Gogh just how beautiful and inspiring their works are. That's why having the opportunity to do so here is a real privilege.
I love how your paintings all have such pure and gentle colors, whether bold and saturated or not. That really makes gives them a sense of serene and peaceful beauty that I truly enjoy admiring. And in both your figure paintings and landscapes, I can't seem to catch up with how some are painterly with visible brushstrokes while suddenly others are more clear and linear. But I love how that variety somehow compliments each individual painting and makes them more interesting.
As for the figure paintings, namely the ballerinas, I love how delicate and expressive their poses are. I really feel like I'm invading their space, and it really makes me wonder what they're doing and thinking, which I find very enjoyable and intriguing!
And as for the landscapes I love how beautiful, refreshing, and ALIVE they are. It's like I can FEEL the leaves rustling and the water running, it's quite stimulating!
I'm sorry for writing so much, I tend to overboard in my enthusiasm sometimes. But I really love and admire your works, I'm quite a big fan already and I'm looking forward to your future works. Please keep up the good work!

Kelvin Lei said...

Hi Bayan,

Thank you for your kind words. I have studied those artists you mentioned my entire life and it is a great honor for you to compare me to them. Thank you again; I appreciate your kind words very much.