【瑞典🇸🇪速寫本】

旅行寫生充滿住不同限制:唔夠時間、唔夠物料、下雨或寒冷天氣等等。相較本地寫生,旅行寫生容易給人欠缺細節,潦草的感覺。 想當年,我大學交換的時候,我會好執著一定要把速寫畫到最完滿、雕刻細節,才覺得不枉此行。 當我積累了更多創作經驗,我發現:相對於capture一個完整圖像,捕捉一系列的模糊印象,更加容易積存到你的創作冰山圖像庫。 這次去瑞典,我沒有常常使用水彩。我決定單單用一枝HB鉛筆同一本薄薄的速寫本(請繼續觀看我的鉛筆速寫)。這樣,我完全沒有要趕著完成大作的那種壓力。反而,我可以邊走著路,邊握著筆,將之前用手機Snap Shot的習慣,用Sketch Book取而代之。 你有幾經常會認真翻看相機相簿,重溫遊歷過的城市?用相機草草拍下的,都沒有很「入腦」。相反,親手畫過的地方,你觀察過建築的三維建構,並在現場構圖、整合、組織過一次。你的手部肌肉記憶也紀錄了該景色的geometry和rhythm....這些過程,使你之後可以運用到的元素更深厚,使這些形象成功進入你database,成為長期記憶。 所以時間再少、畫風再hea都好,畫過既係唔會浪費! 更多我的旅行寫生:https://www.elainechiu.com/traveldiary

【瓶頸與免疫力】

每一次遇到「瓶頸」,都似生一場病。 感覺就好像發燒的時候,你會沒有胃口食飯,但是你不食飯,身體就不夠能量好起來。可惜偏偏你勉強食些什麼,都只想吐反胃。 看太多展覽會導致消化不良。 拿起筆又覺得渾身不自在。 躺在床上、又或者起來做運動, 都只能內疚之中等待復原。 我不是那種可以不經消化不假思索就可以日畫夜畫的人。盲目地刻苦的畫對於我來說不會帶來真正的進步。從藝和從商很不一樣,不是能夠「跑數」、「衝」或者「多勞多得」;消化與沈澱的比例比執筆畫畫的時間更要多。 我很了解畫畫過程是要「慢」。可惜瓶頸這東西說來就來,請它走卻是非常不易:不畫嘛,就沒有去面對和解決問題;勉強畫吧,卻只能在原地徘徊製造更多問題。 旁人真的不能理解為什麼我會把它形容成染病。我是真真切切的畫也不是、不畫也不是,這病痊癒與否,只能靠自己的領悟能力跨過去。但許多時候,你連問題是什麼也不能說清楚。並沒有醫生可以為你解症開藥,只能躺一下、又硬著頭皮畫些嘔吐物,或者去展覽灌下些瀉藥讓你頭腦清空一下。就這樣跟自己過不去,直到有一天拿起筆,發現自己免疫力又好像提昇了一點。 呼,畫家們,讓我們各自在自己的戰爭裏贏得更多免疫力。 #抖下氣

Victoria's Secret X Elaine Chiu - Angel Wings in PMQ

Supermodel Josephine Striver posing in front of Elaine's mural. Elaine Chiu's mural on Aberdeen Street in collaboration with Victoria's Secret for its grand opening in Hong Kong! Media coverage: 1. TimeOut Hong Kong: Have your wings ready – a Victoria’s Secret flagship store is finally opening in Hong Kong https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/news/have-your-wings-ready-a-victorias-secret-flagship-store-is-finally-opening-in-hong-kong-071218 2. The Standard: Victoria’s Secret to open Hong Kong flagship http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=110273&sid=4 3. Hashtag Legend: What to shop at the new Victoria's Secret in Hong Kong http://hashtaglegend.com/post/victorias-secret-hong-kong-c

Le Meridien Hotel X Geneyclee Gallery X Elaine Chiu

Local artist Elaine Chiu is not only recreating the hustle and bustle of the streets of Hong Kong in her watercolors, but also capturing the ambience of the city. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the cityscape painter is mesmerized by local streets. Her subjects always revolve around neighborhood streets, especially those in old districts, where buildings have sentimental value. "Modern buildings are straight as an arrow, which give an icy-cold impression with glass curtain walls," she said. "Seldom can you see a picture of cityscapes here with curves, dynamic and organic shapes, like those with people at fruit stalls and in wet markets." Chiu has taken on the responsibility of capturing scenes

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Hong Kong, 2020

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