Friday, December 23, 2011

Last new oil painting of the Year!! :D

This might be my last post of the year, I hope everyone has an awesome time this holiday season~!! :D Pardon another awful pic, i only have an ipod touch with me~! At least this one's dry and we won't worry about the Rain~!

Best wishes,
Shelly W

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ron Paul Tea Party Day Money Bomb to win Iowa~!

Anyone that frequents the blog probably knows I am a Ron Paul supporter in the coming Presidential Campaign. And if u care about this country and its people, you would probably know that he's the best candidate for the job. If you had doubts and heard otherwise, find his speeches and watch him during the few minutes given him in the debates. Please help him end the media blockage and win the key states like Iowa, with your generous donation!!

Shelly Wan

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Personal commission in the works~

I was commissioned to do a painting of a Goat or Lamb by a family friend. The painting is quite big(30X 40 in). i hope this goes well~!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!! :D

OMG~! My friends inform me I am late on this, but i just found out the MET has been putting full HIGH REZ images of their collection on line! Right, not the zoom-able but un-savable bits, the Whole thing! Here are some of my finds! Try clicking on these~! Amazing!

So Happy Thanksgiving and spread the joy! ^0^
Shelly W
P.S. How can you stop at just buying one Manchini?! Come on Met!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


It started out as a great weekend: I did an oil painting demo in 4 hours that i am pretty happy with, and then the unfortunate happened: The painting was ruined by the SF rain~!! :S It's pretty much defaced and this blurry shot is the best i got of it(Thanks R).

If any of the Massive Black workshopers have better pictures of the painting, please send them to:

It will be greatly appreciated! :D Have a nice weekend and stay away from the rain~!

Shelly W

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New painting~

Oil on Board, 8 hours

Last weekend i went to LA for a gallery opening and a wedding~ Very fun~ Now it's time to get back to work! ^___^

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New painting and SF Workshop Oil painting Demo Nov 21

Hi friends,
New week new painting! :D I am also taking a linoleum print making class during Monday Lunch hours, which is really fun~ i am going to post what i do in that class here soon: once i have a piece i am truly happy with! :D

I am going to be a part of a great worshop event Massive Black is putting together in SF: I will be doing an oil painting demo on Saturday Nov 19 at the event! Hope to see some awesome demos there myself and catch up with friends! See you there if you were in the area:!

Best best,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ape this weekend!!

Hi friends~
I will be at Eidolon Fine Arts Booth this weekend at APE~! I would be selling/signing my sketchbooks, prints and magic cards all Saturday and Sunday, except when i go around shopping for wonderful books and toys myself! :D I hope to see you there!

Some recent paintings:

Shelly W

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I had a lot of fun painting this one: Trying hard to capture the cool light from the window that fades away within the first 2 hours of the pose~

A wip for the upcoming Gallery Nucleus show "Dragons". I had in mind to paint a girl with dragon upper body and human legs, but now the dragon turn into a scarf of sort~ :S

I will also be participating in the SF workshop in November~! I will be on hand to do traditional oil painting demo, and answer portfolio questions! Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Please, if you were in the area, come to support Dr. Paul!!

Warmest regards,
Shelly W

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Still life from Friday mornings with group at work, and Portrait from Tuesday night workshop. Some sketches from weekends in Carmel. :D

Best best,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Paul Campaign 2012~!

I did this after work tonite for Ron Paul's 2012 Presidential Campaign. I will probably do some changes later when i see it with fresh eyes tomorrow.

I have found him an inspiration, a politician that i can actually understand and agree with most of the time, and i will definitely vote for him again. I hope many of you feel the same way too.

Shelly W

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New paintings~

Did some landscapes over the long weekend~ Still need to bring them back from work tho~ but here are some new paintings i did. Both oil on mylar mounted on masonite.

Best best,

Friday, June 24, 2011

Getting back into life painting~

(8 hours, oil on Mylar pasted on board)

I am beginning to paint figures weekly again. Starting is hard, but it's so much fun once i get going that it's hard to imagine why i ever stopped. :D Getting back into Landscape painting again, too, now that the weather is nice. Will share once i have more.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazing Artist: Nicolas Samori

UPDATE: A beautiful on line catalogue of his art could be found here.

It's awesome to find someone else's art that resonates with me. A great moment, as if my soul's saying to me: "See, here's another soul, underneath it all, made just like me".

His Website