I made a trip to the Kranji Marshes recently to learn watercolour painting from Mr. Tham Pui San who has a wonderful blog of his works here. It was an activity organised by National Parks and Pui San is a volunteer there.
Unfortunately, I was late and thinking they had already started, called the organisers to tell them that I will exploring the marshes on my own. Along the way in, it was fortuitous that I met Bari from National Parks who knew that I was around the area from his colleague and led me to the hide that Pui San was based at.
I must also mention that the area Pui San and we were painting at is currently a restricted area. Due to the development of Kranji Marshes, birds and the animals in this habitat migrated away. Restricting access to the area to a select few allows time and space for the animals to migrate back. In the future, this area will be opened to the public.
As I was late and also an amateur, I shall spare readers a peek at my attempt in drawing and painting the scene below.
Instead, with kind permission from Pui San,the featured picture of this blogpost is his masterpiece after 2.5 hours of work.
Besides enjoying the process of his watercolour painting, you can also be a fly over his shoulder and learn along with me as he breathes life into his sketch using watercolour in the video embedded below.
I, for one, am inspired by his infectious energy and amazing work ethic. National Parks is fortunate to have you as a volunteer, Pui San! I can only hope to be half as good as you someday…