Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Sungei Billabong, 17 YEARS AGO October 28, 2019

Posted here is a scene, viewing outwards from Sungei Buloh at the mouth of Sungei Billabong in 2002.

A dying Sonneratia Alba standing defiantly against time and tide on a shallow sand bank. Veterans of  this wetland  reserve may recall its last stand there from platform #1. Its long gone now, water currents and  consequent erosion took its toll. It exists now as a nostalgic memory and this painting.

On Deepavali Day 28, 2019 Oct I conducted my monthly outdoor sketching session there. Picked out two “attractive” scenes to demo to my students. No arresting visual element to use as the subject. The river mouth had lost a defining landmark not so long ago. So I make do with a nearby mangrove tree and a distant coastal scene from neighbouring Johor

 

 

 

Paint Along with Pui San July 25, 2019

Paint Along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh.
Dear FB friends you are welcome to join me this coming Sunday 28 July at the old Wetland Centre at 9am to enjoy nature using art. Bring your own art materials and be guided on sketching nature in this reserve. Posted below is a sketch of the plentiful telescopium snails, a part of our rich biodiversity here.Painnt_190725091757

 

Nature Sketching at Botanic Gardens May 16, 2019

Our regular bimonthly session will be  conducted this Sat, 18 May 2019, at the Ethnobotany Centre.

Please meet at the Bukit Timah Gate Visitor Service Counter  at 9am. See you there.

 

Paint Along with Pui San 28 Apr 2019 April 22, 2019

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View of Hide 1 C from the Main Hide.

We meet at 9am at the Wetlands Centre.Please bring along any art material you  wish to use. See you this Sunday.

Notice the next condo development in Johore in the background.

, and the silhouettes of egrets in the foreground.

Buloh  still has a place for waders.

 

Encounters with nature 2002 March 27, 2019

The year was 2002, when I first signed up as a volunteer guide at Sungei Buloh Wetland reserve. 17 years  and counting. We have a bigger reserve now and it is still growing in size and community participation. Thanks to National Parks, volunteers and nature lovers, we all have a common interest to conserve, appreciate and enjoy our  nature environment.

These two postcards were part of my contribution to raise funds in 2002. Glad I still have a set of these to share.

 

17 years of volunteering at Sungei Buloh Wetlands 2002 to 2019 February 24, 2019

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17th Anniversary as a volunteer at Sungei Buloh Wetlands February 22, 2019

This morning I celebrated my 17th Anniversary as a Volunteer of the wetland reserve at Shelter 1 of the Mangrove Board.

Arrived there very early in the morning to enjoy the quiet and  peaceful ambience there.

Sketched 3 scenes in different media all from one single spot but with different perspective. This was to try out some new techniques, quite unlike what I used to do with oil 17 years ago. Glad that in the 2 hours I accomplished my anniversary mission.

A graphite sketch, a loose water colour painting and a quick pen sketch to record this special visit to my favourite reserve.

Met Choon Beng, who will be joining AVA soon. Chatted with Shufen on some activities for the Friends Group, and was introduced to Dr Doug Watkins, who was helping Buloh in a special project.

Shufen mentioned sighting a single otter at the main bridge which I would dearly wish to see as well but I was at the wrong place at that time. It would have been  a special moment just to sight an otter, let alone a lonely one, to recapture that special moment 17 years ago on the same day at Hide 2A. That was the special reason I became a volunteer.

Wonder if I will be able to relive sighting otters again right at my painting spot  in the years to come.