Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:05:47 AM
Few photos to share with you. My 3D creation of Prosperity cake, Huat Kueh.
I have decided to create a Prosperity Cake Page for my 3D prosperity cake (Fa Gao). This will be a collection of my 3D works of Fa Gao. You may like to know what is Prosperity Cake (Fa Gao or Huat Kueh): Fa Gao (Prosperity Cake) - This is a type of home made steamed cupcake that look like a flower. This cake is loved by many Chinese. They like to make and eat Fa Gao on Chinese New Year. They called this cake Fa Gao in Chinese, that it's literal translation is "Prosperity Cake". Fa Gao could be a celebratory food item that represents wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and China know more or less what Fa Gao is. It is also called Huat Kueh for the Hokkiens. Huat Kueh Party. Photography by Jimmy Quek. Huat Kueh Party 2. Photography by Jimmy Quek. Huat Kueh Leader. Photograph by Jimmy Quek.
Please visit and like: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prosperity-Cake/285950864836560
Sunday, June 17, 2012 12:29:20 PM
Share with you a watercolour painting that I did recently.
A sound background in direct observation and representational painting is always useful to achieve a reasonable standard of skill in one's chosen medium.
Many objects around us would be the best subjects for beginners for drawing or for painting. Once you have learn how to see and how to record the objects on the surface, you can then experiment with different techniques and medium, and you can even go further to explore the world of imagination and work with intuition. http://pabha.com/ArtClass
for drawing and painting lessons in Singapore.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:17:05 AM
Paiinting by Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 100 cm.
Monday, May 28, 2012 12:57:22 AM
Papers cuttings. (Source: The Straits Time, Singapore.)
Irene Ng and Jimmy at the Launch of Beautiful Sunday at Tampines Changkat, Singapore. (Photo source: Irene Ng's Facebook
Singing on the stage. Photo by Jimmy Quek.
Monday, May 21, 2012 5:16:40 AM
I have completed this painting of wave. Wave. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Friday, May 4, 2012 11:01:24 AM
A new painting:Seeking Inner Peace in the Chaotic World. Acrylic on canvvas panel.
Below painting I painted in 1999: Mindfulness that Counts. 1999. Acrylic on canvas.
Monday, April 30, 2012 4:05:18 AM
I added a Facebook Pages "Prabhakara Jimmy Quek" at facebook and I have posted some photos on the Timeline. Hope you will "Likes" the page. http://facebook.com/PrabhakaraJimmyQuek
I shall add more posts and photos there. Prabhakara Jimmy Quek art exhibition at Gallery Belvedere, Singapore. Prabhakara Jimmy Quek art exhibition at the Oriental, Singapore.http://facebook.com/PrabhakaraJimmyQuek
Monday, April 23, 2012 6:52:07 AM
If you are interested to see how is the future National Art Gallery in Singaproe will look like, here is the URL for that: http://nationalartgallery.sg/buildings/flythrough/
You will be able to view many paintings and sculptures by Singapore visual art artists and South East Asia artists works in the art gallery in near future.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:09:33 AM
Happy to share with you three watercolour paintings by Joanne Tan. Joanne is a beginner for watercolour painting. These are the results of her first three lessons with me recently.
Third work. Two buns. Watercolor on paper. By Joanne Tan.
Second work. Orchids. Watercolour on paper. By Joanne Tan.
First work. Orange. Watercolour painting by Joanne Tan.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 3:08:28 AM
Mystical Mt Kinabalu. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:42:51 PM
I have painted another painting on the theme of Mt Kinabalu. Share it with you. Mt. Kinabalu. 2012. Watercolour on paper. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:41:11 AM
People like to express themselves artistically and yet many fail to understand that this kind of artistic skill require learning and practicing. And many do not spend time developing and cultivating it. Very few people are born with the gift to draw well. Therefore, through learning how to draw simple and complicated subjects and to explore with pencil on paper, we would come to know what is lines, shapes, forms, proportion, perspective, shading, compositions and other art elements in a more satisfactory manner. We would be able to enjoy the joy of visual self-expression.
Drawing lessons could be one of the wonderful gifts that we could give to ourselves. It is especially more valuable for those who wish to draw and to develop their artistic interest but never know how and never had the opportunity.
One participant of my drawing session told me that her power of concentration improves after taking drawing lessons. Another told me that she has found a good way to creatively relax her mind. Another said her worries and problems temporarily go away when she start doing sketching and explore the still life. One said he experienced many rewarding moments during the practise and enjoyed satisfaction seeing his skill progressed. One said she never thought she could did it and now enjoy the surprise and admiration of friends. Yet another said it is a form of creative active meditation that is great for his mind. Another said he is happy that he had learned many things from me...
It is for sure that with proper guidance and personal dedication and diligent practice, learning and doing sketching and drawing (as well as painting) enrich and enhance our life.
Drawings on the left, from top to bottom are made by Andrea, Jen, Vina and Joanna. They are participants of the drawing sessions with me.
See more participants works at website:http://pabha.com/ParticipantsWorks7
and the links there.
For drawing and painting session with me, visit website: http://pabha.com/ArtClass
for more information and registration form.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 2:15:19 AM
See Through the Trap (Red), 2012. Acrylic on canvas panel. 12 x 12 inches.
Monday, January 16, 2012 12:17:14 PM
New Painting. Bodhi Tree. 2012. Acrylic on canvas panel. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Saturday, January 7, 2012 5:55:38 AM
Here are two paintings that I have painted in the New Year 2012. Aerial View 2012. Acrylic on canvas panel. 12 x 12 inches. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Mountain, Sea and Beach 1012. Acrylic on canvas Panel. 12 x 12 inches. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 4:24:44 AM
I like the light falls on the trees and the colour of water. Have not think of a nice title for this painting. Suggestion is welcome.
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:17:04 PM
I have completed this painting. Please let me know how do you feel about it.
Waterfall. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Monday, November 21, 2011 1:03:11 AM
This painting is painted by Patrina Wong. She titled this painting "Swan Lake". Patrina started this painting at last week's painting session with reference to one of my painting and she departed from there, she completed the painting at this week's session. I love this designed landscape painting and the memories that brings. I enjoy looking at the painting because I feel that the painting is full of life and movement and I love the colours, space, weather and mood. I am happy to see that the visual elements and suggestion of trees, far away mountains, water reflections and the interesting hints of swans enjoying on the surface of the water, all that have been translated into artistic visual plane that gives a feeling of freedom bliss, joy and happiness. Swan Lake. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. By Patrina Wong.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:12:40 AM
You could now view Philippine artist Rodel Tapaya's narrative mural sized painting with allegorical references that won the grand prize in the Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize, together with 14 other finalists works, at the Singapore Art Museum until 4 March 2012. The artists are from Philippine, Japan, Australia, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Cambodia, New Zealand and China.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:38:51 AM
My new painting. Waterfall. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:09:53 AM
Hope you like and enjoy this painting on the wall.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:16:06 AM
I have started this painting many years ago and now I realized that my memory failed me to remember which year exactly it was, likely it was before 2000. I found this uncompleted painting recently and I decided to work on it rather than to leave it there untouched. I re-touched on almost every part of the surface except keeping the position of the small house. Finally this painting is done.Small House Near the Plantation. 2011. Acrylic on loose canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:40:49 AM
Art making is about creativity. Art makes life more interesting and meaningful. Art making involves imagination and artistic expression. I share with people my artistic experience. Any people has an interest in drawing and painting could register to join my painting lessons or drawing classes. I have small group painting classes and private one on one painting lessons available to meet different needs. You could see my students/participants works at http://pabha.com/ParticipantsWork5
and the links provided there.
They learn how to "see" and "record" things they see. Later they learn to paint what they see and what they think and finally they enjoy the freedom of art making. More information about my art classes, painting lessons, drawing lessons at website: http://pabha.com/ArtClass
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:10:25 AM
There are art exhibitions at Singapore Art Museum and other venues in Singapore everyday. This week, I have received invitation to official opening of Hyung Koo Kang: The Burning Gaze at the Singapore Art Museum Glass Hall on 13 Oct and opening of art exhibition by Amanda Heng: Speak to Me, Walk with Me at Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Plaza. These two exhibitions run through 25 December 2011 and 1 January 2012 respectively. However, not every exhibition has long period of exhibition. There is another opening invitation that I have received is The Teo Yeonh Shu Hua Xuan Art Exhibition 2011, the art exhibition period is just for 3 days from 14 Oct to 16 Oct at the Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall located at 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building, Singapore 238066.
Monday, October 10, 2011 4:29:04 AM
I found this study in a drawer this morning while looking for some other things. This is one of the study works I did in the 80's. At that time, I had an opportunity to stay at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple Monastery for a few days attending a retreat. It was a very beautiful and peaceful experience to stay there.
I had painted an oil painting during that time. Below is the painting. It was sold to some one during my first one-man art exhibition in 1987. I had not seen the painting since then. I hope the painting still survive.
Below another study of the painting. I have yet to figure our where I kept it.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:47:00 AM
Those who wish to learn painting from me in Singapore join my small group painting sessions or one-on-one painting sessions. They are from different nationalities and from all walks of life. Currently, I have Wednesday afternoon session, Friday morning session, Saturday afternoon session and Sunday afternoon sessions for small group, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon session for one-on-one session. I am happy to meet the participants and share my artistic experience and skills with them and see them progress.
Yesterday, I started this simple painting during the painting session. I did a finish touch on this painting this morning. Here is the painting. Simple Kiwifruit.
For more information on drawing or painting lessons and registration form, please visit website: http://pabha.com/ArtClass
For viewing participants works, please visit website: http://pabha.com/ParticipantsWorks5
and links there.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 2:09:05 AM
Found out this work but I can't remember exactly which year I painted this painting. A silhouetted figure of me watching the formation of clouds in the sky that represent mind. Do feel free to tell me how do you feel about this painting. What comes to your mind and how about suggesting a title for this painting as well. Meanwhile, I simply titled it "Formation" temporary. Formation. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:56:12 AM
It could be quite a task to sketch an open box and a pear for those who does not know how to "see" and "record" in making sketches. Not only that, if one also has to take care of the proportion, perspective and its relation to any other object besides it, that could make the job even more challenging. It would be more challenging if one has to add tones to it or to show light and shadow of the objects. Even more challenging it would be if one has to make a painting in respond to what one sees and to use art elements and to include one's emotions and feeling and personal experience for that.
Sometime, when working on a task like that one may look fine outwardly but deep inside one's cool surface there is some burning emotions, sense of difficulties and curiosity. Usually timely encouragement and support is needed. With this thoughts in mind I made this memorial artwork in which the sense of uncertain happening and uneasy experience are presented by exaggerating the obscure definition of the lines, colours, simply written words and the unpolished finish on the surface. Thinking of You. 2011. Acrylic on canvas panel. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Monday, September 26, 2011 6:12:44 AM
Pencil and acrylic on canvas.
By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:55:14 AM
Having fun with lines and colours. Simple Joy 2. 2011. Pencil and colour pencil on paper. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:32:32 AM
I feel joy and peace when making art. I love what I do. Share with you a simple work. Love, Joy and Peace. 2011. Pencil and watercolour on paper. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Friday, September 23, 2011 8:28:06 AM
Found an introduction about Prabhakara Jimmy Quek at the National Library Singapore website: http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1423_2009-01-16.html
Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:41:13 AM
Acrylic paints is suitable for canvas, it could be painted on paper or board as well. Here is a small painting that I painted on paper. Hope you enjoy this work...please feel free to tell me how do you feel about this simple painting.
Friday, September 16, 2011 12:52:02 AM
Talking to some relatives about Palua Lingga and Riau Island recently. I painted this painting. Lingga derives its name from the profile of Mount Daik; This mountain has three sharp teeth as peak, one of them seems to have broken off at its base. Riau Island Volcanic Mountain, Mount Daik. Acrylic on canvas panel. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:55:22 PM
Hello to everyone. I was busy recently and have not posted anything at my blog for a while. I am here again... during this mid-autumn, may I wish all well and happy... Photo taken by Siew Hooi.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 3:46:00 AM
Vipassana Meditation Centre Singapore organize 8 Day Vipassana meditation retreat from 3 - 11 September 2011, this retreat is conducted by Sayadaw U Pannananda. The venue for this retreat is at Palelai Buddhist Temple. Language: Burmese and English.
Dhamma Talk at night. (Above photos from Sayadaw Pannananda's face book album
Sayadaw U Pannananda has been the religious advisor cum resident monk of Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) since 1999. Sayadaw conducts meditation retreat, mindfulness meditation, Sunday Dhamma Class, dhamma talk and meditation course for beginners regularly at Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore). (http://vmc128.8m.com
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:40:23 AM
Here are 3 paintings that I have completed recently. I have wanted to paint simple object like paper folded crane and others for sometime. Two simple paintings: Origami peace crane 1. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. Origami peace crane 2. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
The idea of below painting come from seeing two small flowers that my student used it for her painting. The intention of making this painting is to show how I could use common subjects to start a painting and then depart from there using art elements and abstract principles for the painting with personal approaches and feelings for that. Here is the painting: Abstract 1. Acrylic on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Please let me know how you like them. Have a nice day!
Sunday, August 21, 2011 3:37:59 AM
I have completed this painting and am delighted to show you how it looks like when it is installed on the wall. I took these 2 photos last night. I hope you could feel turbulent and fast changing phenomenon of elements and that the streams of energy coalesce momentarily. Please let me know how do you feel about it and wish you enjoy it. Painting. 2011 Acrylic on canvas. 102 x 76 cm. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. Paintings installed on the walls.
The month of August 2011 is quite a special month for Singapore as that there are two national events fall August: 1. National Day on 9 August; and 2. Presidential Election 2011 polling day on 27 August. How do I spend my day on these two dates: 1. I joined the Dhammanusari Day Retreat on 9 August; and 2. I shall go to vote on the polling day morning and to have painting session
with the participants in the afternoon.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:38:06 AM
Patrina Wong, a participant of my painting sessions, has painted a painting "Old Wall". Her inspiration of this painting comes from her visit to the St Pauls Church ruins in Malaccca. I like her way of using the texture effects on her painting. Old Wall. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. By Patrina Wong.
St Pauls Church was originally built in 1521 by a Portuguese captain, its history has seen ownership pass to the Dutch and British, gaining two storeys and a tower before falling to ruins over a century and a half ago.
Below three paintings were painted by me 25 years ago and that the inspiration of them also come from my visit to St Pauls Church ruins, St John's Fort and a Chinese Temple in Malacca. St Pauls Church Ruins, Malacca 1986. Oil on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.St John's Fort, Malacca 1986. Oil on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.Guo Tai Min An - Chinese Temple. 1986. Oil on canvas. By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Hope you enjoy all four paintings.
Saturday, August 6, 2011 3:57:56 AM
I have completed a new painting. I love it. Tell me how you feel about it. New Journey. 2011. 102 x 76 cm. Prabhakara Jimmy Quek.
Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:00:09 PM
Share with you a painting that was painted by Vina P Hermanto. I have helped her with the sky area. I like this painting of its vastness and simple composition. I feel that by looking at the painting long enough that it would likely makes my mind feel peaceful and relax... Vast Land. Acrylic on canvas. By Vina P Hermanto
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