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.
Installation Art at Sungei Buloh April 12, 2017
An initiative by Friends Of Sungei Buloh, to engage the community and encourage greater appreciation of our wetlands. Loyang Secondary School is our first group of students to participate in this environment related art project to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup in Sep 2107
Kranji Marshes and Moorhens April 8, 2016
There is always a first time for everything.
This morning I visited this marshland to explore outdoor painting possibilities for my outdoor art sessions as a volunteer artist for Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
This water colour painting is my first ever painting done at Kranji Marshes, and for the first time too was my fortuitous sighting of a pair of Moorhens right before my eyes at the Moorhen Blind when I was half way through my watercolour painting!!.What a memorable experience.
Nature has its ways of rewarding my visits with such wonderful coincidence.
14th Anniversary as a Volunteer in our wetlands February 23, 2016
Today I celebrate my 14 years as a volunteer at our Sungei Buloh Wetlands.
There is something special about this reserve that kept me interested and to continue to express what I feel should be recorded and shared. The fauna (birds in particular) and the mudflat creatures are my favourites. The changes in the flora environment captures my attention too.
Here is my painting I did this morning at the Main Hide, and enjoying yet another beautiful start to my 15th year of volunteering with the sight and sound of migratory birds flying past me now and then.
Expressing wetlands with other mediums February 4, 2016
After many years of appreciating this Wetlands in my usual watercolours, pencils, oil and charcoal, an exploration with chinese ink and brush may open up new ways of capturing this gem of a wetlands in Singapore.
Here is my first, using low cost chinese brushes to do just that. Promising possibilities and certainly a new perspective for my wetlands landscape painting.