Friday, 15 January 2010

It's Bath Time

Artwork by : Fadzlan Rizan Johani
Title : It's Bath Time
Medium : Acrylic
Canvas Size : 60 cm x 120 cm
Created : 2009
Status : Private collection

I hereby certify this to be a genuine authorized artwork of mine


Children love water. They can stay in bath until they turned blue. While bathing they will always be happy. Playing with bubbles and toys, turning an ordinary toiletries into amazing spaceships, swimming, scuba diving, pretending it's raining, etc.

Why and how is having a bath could be fun? And this is the fun that we tend to forget as we grow older and wiser; how could we forget the fun bathe could bring? Is it more than just water in the bath? A coral reef with treasures hidden underneath perhaps, protected by a big octopus! Maybe taking a bath each day is another adventure.

As we grow older, having a bath becomes just another routine of the day. It's very considered dreadful especially in the morning. What have gone wrong? Where is the joy and adventure of our childhood?

The drawing perhaps is a way to capture the essence of joy in bathing which we all used to have that may become lost in time. After finishing this painting I realised maybe our pursuit of happiness is closer than we think; by making and enjoying each moment of the day to the fullest!

I've started painting this with a very difficult task to paint my two boys for the first time. I have not been practicing my portrait skill for a long time. But they are the love of my life, how can I not paint them? I take the challenge and try my best to capture their image on canvas although it would surely be difficult. When I first anticipated the painting I thought it would not be good enough or real enough to be labelled as a good painting but as long as my boys love it, it is good enough for me.
Later, when I submitted the painting to our local public gallery for an exhibition, this painting was selected on the merit of the "expression of joy, playful and vibrant colour" I was surprised! I guess when you put so much "Love" into you work it will overcome any odds in life. I drew my boys because I love them so much. No matter how difficult it is to draw one; and now they are in gallery. Love will bring you to a place you'd never imagine.


Johani Zain said...

cantik... masuk galeri?
November 25, 2009 at 1:00am


aha, masuk galeri. Gambar Azhan&nine mandi...painting nie paling besar kat dalam galeri. curator letak dekat entrance.
November 25, 2009 at 1:06am

Jade Ang said...

I love what u said abt love will bring u to a place u never inagined... So much so that I plagiarised and post it on my wall for all fren to share....
November 25, 2009 at 2:30am

Suhana said...

lawa paklan...and its a beautiful words that really capture the picture...
November 25, 2009 at 2:42am


JD: I don't mind as long as it brings good things to others..sharing is caring

Su: alhamdulillah,terima kasih. credit goes to my boys..I've learnt from my boys meaning of being alive.
November 25, 2009 at 2:50am

Harris said...

wow this one really detail. can feel the depth. the shadow is realy good. the sea bed is the most beautiful!
November 25, 2009 at 2:57am

Harris said...

tips from 3d visualiser: the shadow will looks more realistic if you can make it bias and decay thru distance.
November 25, 2009 at 2:59am

Lyn Othman said...


Laura Ang said...

Proud to have an artist friend, Fadzlan. Definitely proud of your drawings, cheers!!!
November 25, 2009 at 3:43am

Mufarad said...

waahhh...siap jugak akhirnya....tahniah..cun bro.. :)
November 25, 2009 at 4:04am

Waridah said...

sebak le plak tgk lukisan ni esp kata2 tu. thniah along! umar n dijah rindu kat an n 9
November 25, 2009 at 4:04am

Khairul Nizam said...

lepas nie boleh buat pameran kat malaysia pula...
November 25, 2009 at 5:42am

Hijrah said...

paklan, i love this one :) u hv so much talent & honestly, am so proud of u. cepatla buat art exhibition kat mesia pulak, i definitely will go :)
November 25, 2009 at 6:04am

Johani Zain said...

nak pi England... tapi kesian nak tinggal Wawa. kali ni x boleh tinggal langsung, kena tinggal 10 hari sudah meragam, nangis dan demam.... tu hari ambil flight balik kampung.
November 25, 2009 at 6:36am

Ramly Akrab said...

Alhasmdullillah fadzlan! saya tompang gembira juga! SYABAS!
November 26, 2009 at 8:50am


harris: terima kasih, tips tu.

Lyn: bolehla nanti jadi agent kat aussie :)

Laura: Thanks Laura for your support... See More

Fahmi:Alhamdulillah yg nie dah siap..ada lagi yang tak siap..haha

Waridah: Memang gitulah perasaan kasih. Nanti bila diaorg dah besar, tengok balik lukisan nie lagi sebak...sebak kerna kenangan yang indah

Khairul: Insyaallah...kalau ada rezeki kesitu adalah.Skrg nie nak cukupkan koleksi dulu.

Hijrah: Alhamdulillah, terima kasih. God lends me this talent for a reason...that reason is something I need to dig out deep in my heart.

Ayah: Mak ada citer pasal Wawa...kesian Wawa. Takpalah ayah tak dpt mai pun takpa.Yang penting ayah jaga kesihatan.

Ramly: Alhamdulillah,terima kasih bro Ramly. In this painting the credits should go to my children..they inspired me.

November 26, 2009 at 10:33pm

Matt Halim said...

December 2, 2009 at 3:34am

Shazatul said...

Lovely! :)
December 2, 2009 at 7:23am

Ainur said...

so sweet...
December 8, 2009 at 7:04am

Juliana said...

excellent Ijan! bravo my bro!
December 16, 2009 at 5:20am

Ekhwan said...

Wish I would be there bro..
November 20, 2009 at 11:22am

Halim said...

Nice one...full of life n joy
December 10, 2009 at 9:15am

M Ruh Naim said...

nice contrass... u r very talented PL
December 10, 2009 at 9:17am

Ramly Akrab said...

Salam Fadzlan! The SEA BED detailing is brilliant! BRAVO [the whole painting in fact!]
December 10, 2009 at 3:52pm

Marn Najmi said...

superb.. wolah beb...
December 11, 2009 at 1:14am

Arian said...

December 11, 2009 at 6:47am

Fareda said...

congrats pak lan!!!!
December 11, 2009 at 10:27am