Painting Ganesha


GANESHA, 12″ x 10″, oil on board. Original available AUD$197. Click image for details.

The Hindu God Ganesha is easily identified by its elephant head. Ganesha represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors.

I’m not a Hindu, but I think all the spiritual representations […]

Abstract Portrait Paintings, the Perfect Gift


The holiday season is approaching. Have you thought about giving your special friend an oil portrait as a gift?

In this post, I’ll tell you about my abstract portrait commission holiday special; AND if you want to paint some yourself, I’ve made a video to show you the exact process, too.

Why is Abstract […]

How to Paint a Selfie in Loose Painterly Style


30 Min Selfie, oil on paper, by Lucy Chen

In today’s video, I’m going to show you how I painted this self portrait in a loose painterly style, and in about 35 minutes.

Two things help me loosen up in my painting:

Set a time limit. It forces to get going and not over-think […]

5 Things to Think about when Composing a Drawing


Life Drawing in soft pastel, by Lucy Chen

Here are some of my latest life drawings. Some of these poses are as short as 5 minutes, and others 20 to 30 minutes. Do you think I’ve improved from the beginning of the year (click here to see my earlier life drawings)?

Though there isn’t […]

Look! My First Book! And it's Yours for Free!


Look what’s happening!

I’ve just published my first book today! Fresh out of the oven. Hot and sweet! It’s available on Amazon as a paperback, or in digital for your Kindle.

And you can get the PDF version for FREE! Click Here to Download It Now!

In this Book, You’ll: get comfortable with loose […]

How to Draw More Often

draw more often

We know we should draw more often. But how?

The most effective way, I’ve found, is to simply keep a small sketchbook and a pen in our handbag. So when we find ourselves sitting in a caf√©, or watching the kids playing in the park, we simply take out our sketchbook and scribbling. (Tip: It’s […]

Want to Draw a Selfie in Oil Pastel?

june selfie oil pastel

I wish I can oil paint all the time.

But being a single mother with two little toddlers, there are days I’m a bit too pressed for time.

I still need to practice on a daily basis. I’ve used soft pastel in my life drawing classes, it’s great for both drawing and using color. But […]