“Adding flow lines to my paintings give a softening effect to whatever I draw.”
The element of FLOW LINES is a significant feature in all of Lim’s paintings. The flow lines that run through her paintings are to create visual pathways for the eye to follow from one part of her composition to another in the direction she wants it to move. With flow, there is always movement. As the line flows, she tries to create different forms, shapes; patterns and rhythm as she paints to increase the visual momentum of her artwork. These lines create different emotions in her artwork. Thick and rough lines create a more dramatic tone whereas thin and smooth lines show gentleness, grace and elegance. To her, a work without flow lines is monotonous and lifeless.
This painting depicts our journey through life. Along the way we meet with triumph and failures.
Take failures as challenges, triumphs as encouragements and persevere through life with ease.
The flow lines in my painting demonstrate movement and progress. As it flows, it develops into uneven
forms, shapes and patterns. These are ups and downs in life. Space is created to show the freedom to move
Bright colors signify hope and success. Darker tones are setbacks in life.
Each flow line in her painting tells a story. Drawn with intention, each twist and turn will lead to a certain direction. This is to tell her viewers that the flow line we choose to follow always ends with a mission. Either we achieve the aim we want or we let it continue until it meets its fate. To her, the flow lines in her paintings are like our journey through Life. Life ahead is unpredictable, a mystery and when one sails through, one meets challenges. We have the option to maneuver our way through and let it flow in a positive direction.
This painting captures the gradual growth of a flower. After months of hard work, struggle and resilience, it gradually blooms. Our journey through life is comparable to that of a flower. The world is a harsh place with bitter conditions and nasty forces of nature that will try to hinder our growth?.To flourish, we have to persevere and seek the right path. I use bright vibrant colors to show hope and success. Darker colors signify the hurdles of growth. Flow lines show gentle movement
TEXTURES are important and by using them, they evoke different atmospheres and emotions to certain aspects of my composition. The rough surfaces show toughness and hardships while smooth gentle textures show gentleness and grace.
“I love to use bright and vibrant COLORS in my paintings. Such colors add so much energy, jest and life to my paintings.”
SPACE is another typical feature in her artwork. The open space that surrounds an object is important to her as it gives some breathing room to prevent her painting from being too crowded. She tries to create a good balance between the negative and positive spaces in her art so as to draw attention to her art piece giving her viewers a sense of inclusion as they try to discover any subtle, hidden message or image in the composition. By implementing the element of space, it gives a viewer a feeling of freedom to move around.
“When my paintings are hung on the wall, it softens the hard walls behind bringing forth a calm and soothing effect to the area.”