Sunday, October 11, 2009

Milik Siapakah Tulips Ini?

Who owns these tulips?

Sometimes it is hard to part with something that you create. Though it was created for someone else, you feel it is a part of you that you are giving away. No doubt you can create another one but a new creation will not be the same anymore.
The above painting was created for a friend who wanted me to do an abstract. My own understanding is that an abstract should only be done by a experienced painter who has done everything else other than abstract. After accomplishing all the other forms of paintings then the painter deserve to do an abstract. Pak Zawi is a new painter though quite old in age so Pak Zawi doesn't dare attempt an abstract, not just yet.
Now let us see the following paintings.

Do you like them? Can we consider the above creations as abstract paintings? Don't expect the painter to be able to tell anything about their creation as they are my grandchildren ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old with the youngest being Syakirah, elder sister Ayen who is 3 and half years old and eldest brother Irsyad. Maybe I should learn from them on how to do an abstrart painting as they seem to be very good at it.
Anyway I didn't do the abstract as requested but did a painting of the tulips. The first one is with the focus on a single flower while the others are blurred out. The painting was sent to the owner by courier today and hopefully it will reach the owner by tomorrow or the latest day after.
The next painting of tulips is done impressionist style. The earlier attempt was shown to the intended owner and he was very happy with it. Now with one oh his request done, there are two more to be done for him. This is a special project as he had requested for a bigger painting of 24" x 30" which is much larger than the usual 18" x 24" or the 20" x 24" as done for the tulips.
The painting below will be sent to the ultimate owner when the other two are ready.

Colorful Tulips.

Tulips are beautiful colorful flowers. There are so many hues and colors of tulips and newer varieties with a multitude of colors are being bred all the time. They have even managed to breed the black tulips.
Do we know that some tulips are being grown locally? They are grown on Maxwell Hills near taiping where the temperature is quite cool, but the bulbs are still imported from Holland though.
As to the owners of the paintings, I will reveal them in due course.


kenari said...

pak zawi...cantik sgt2 lukisan tu. tulip adalah bunga favorite sy

Pak Zawi said...

Terima kasih kerana menyatakan lukisan Pak Zawi cantik. Tak teringin ke nak punyai satu masa harga lukisan Pak Zawi masih mampu milik ni?

zaitgha said...

yeehaaa..i know the first tulip belong to whom, ha ha ha it

Pak Zawi said...

How do you know?

Uncle said...

Memang menarik. Pak Zawi memang berbakat. Semuanya menjadi...

Pak Zawi said...

Terima kasih. Tidak juga semua yang menjadi. Yang tak jadi pun ada tapi tak dipamirkan.

Akmal said...

last pic is a real killer. kalau saya ada dinding, mau aje saya angkut! :D

Pak Zawi said...

Tak boleh angkut bab dah ada tuannya. Bila rumah Akmal siap nanti Pak Zawi akan lukis sebuah untuk Dr. Akmal. Mesti yang 'killer giller' punya.

aliff muhammad said...

Pak Zawi,

Lukisan tulip yang pelbagai warna itu cantik sekali! :)

Pak Zawi said...

Yang mana satu? Semua ada pelbagai warna. Saja je Alif, Pak Zawi tak nak tuan yang satu lagi kecik hati bab tak puji dia punya hehehehe.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Wow, Abang Zawi, your technique is improving by the day! You started off Very Good, and now you are pretty Amazing! The tulips you painted are so beautiful, they would cheer up any space! When I was little, I thought opium came from tulips. Don't ask me where I got that idea. I only realised the difference between tulips and poppies when I was about 8 yrs old. Your grandchildren are untrained, so they are technically Naive Artists!

Pak Zawi said...

Ee Lynn,
Thank you for the ego boosting words.
You seem to learn new things so early in life. I didn't learn anything untul I reach old age :). One of them that I learnt is painting and that happens at 59.


salam pak zawi ...

saya dah teruja la tengok lukisan pak zawi ni ...any advise on how to paint like what you've done ? Saya ni tak la pandai melukis but I like to try ....pak zawi pakai water color ke ??

Pak Zawi said...

Saya guna cat minyak (oil paint) on canvass. Semua peralatan boleh dibeli di kedai art supplies sperti Venus Art Supplies Petaling Street KL. Saya baru buat search internet dan akan kesana semasa di KL nanti.
Kemudian cuba la melukis dan belajar dari kawan yang dah pandai atau belajar melalui pengalaman seperti saya buat.

Temuk said...

Sept 74. Came back from Reading, UK. Managed to smuggle in some tulip bulbs. Sorry, didn't study agric at Reading, but rural sociology. Thought tulips would definitely grow if not exposed to too much heat. The bulbs hardened & later, rotting. Tulip, warna & jenis apa pun, memang cantik sangat, walaupun dlm bentuk lukisan, bukan bunga sebenar. Apa lagi lukisan yg macam Pak Zawi buat. Keep up the good work! Salam bahagia.

Pak Zawi said...

Pak Zawi have yet to see a live tulip. Our recent trip to Holland recently was after the season was over and we missed Kuekehoff by about a month. I guess another visit must be planned one day.
Thank you for the praises.
Kelebihan lukisan ialah kita boleh memperelokkan yang tak elok :)

Kak Teh said...

Pak Zawi, yes, i realised now that you missed kuekenhof. i was there during the last week and was so glad I went - tulips,tulips everywhere. all sorts of colours - if only you had planned for the tour to be earlier. Oh well, there's still next year.

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Teh,
I would trade anything to be at Kuekenhof having read about it in your blog. I have no problem with the timing but the other half does. Being a teacher, she can only travel during the school holidays. We can be more flexible when she retires at end of 2010.
Wan Asmidi of Sangklate blog came to the house just now. He asked me to convey his regards to you and abe Awe. He is now on my list of new clients for my paintings.

kbguy (福生) said...

Fuyoo.. orang tua ni semakin tua semakin hebat. heheheh..
The painting looks lovely. It will take you sometime before you change to another hobby. I wonder what's next in line. Have you tried joining those painter at the Gelangang kraftangan painting for public viewing ? Perhaps you can exchange ideas from those people. Just a suggestion..

Pak Zawi said...

Makin tua making menjadi ye?
I don't think there will another hobby for sometimes. My other passion is woodworking. I may start doing it again on my pergola project.
Yes, I wish to join them to exchange ideas but I be better accepted when I am better established as a painter. There is alot to learn from them as they have been doing them for a long time. If they are members of PESENI Kelantan it will be easier to interact as I am also a member now.
When are you going to order a painting? You better do it now while my paintings are still affordable. Once I stop painting you may not be able to buy them directly from me.

Kak Teh said...

Pak zawi, i was out in one of London's beautiful parks and trued to capture autumn in its glory. The leaves are in different shades of red, gold, yellow and brown - it is quite impossible to describe. I have taken some pictures and will send them to you.

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Teh,
That will be great. With your own pictures you will have exclusivity to the scenery. Send them over and let me see if it is within me to paint it. Some painter I am hehehehe.

sloone said...

Pak Zawi,
the colors of your paintings are very vibrant and its beautiful. mana gallery or exhibition?

And thanks for your Likas painting, it looks very "dreamy".

Pak Zawi said...

Coming from the mouth of another painter, your comments are complimentary of the highest order.
Newbie painter like me mana ada gallery. Virtual gallery is at

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