Hello, I am Jase Lim, a Singaporean painter.  This site serves to share with you my portfolio and things that of interest to me like art – mainly on paintings, roses and living.


Alex Katz’s Roses

Alex Katz (24 July 1927-present) is an American artist known for his simplified, large scale portrait and landscape paintings with monochrome background.  He has also worked on sculpture and printmaking.  His works seem simple, but according to Katz they are reductive. Katz has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings during his first 10 years as … Continue reading

Durian Ice Cream

Durian ice cream. No sugar, no cream,  just 100% pure durian flesh.   Remove seeds, press and place the flesh in a container and store in freezer.  If you want smoother texture just blend it, but not necessary.  This is good for those who cannot eat too much durian at one go.   Just spoon an allowed … Continue reading

The Roses of Heliogabalus

I was attracted to this painting by the beautiful pink rose petals which occupied nearly half of the canvas.  On further reading, I could not have guessed that there was an ugly plot hidden in the composition. The title of this painting is The Roses of Heliogabalus, it was painted around 1888 by Sir Lawrence … Continue reading

Fleurs by Odilon Redon

There are so many paintings to appreciate and share with you, so I decided to narrow it to just oil paintings which is also my favourite medium.  But when I came across the flowers by Redon; though most of his flowers were drawn by pastels on paper but this particular piece was mentioned to be … Continue reading

Vase with Pink Roses

I love roses and am interested to find out more about what Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) felt about his roses. Vincent van Gogh earlier paintings were on farmers and workers. The Potato Eaters, which has a very dark atmosphere is considered one of his masterpieces.  When he moved to Paris in 1886,  he began to … Continue reading

The Birthday by Marc Chagall

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887- 1985) commonly known as Marc Chagall, was a Russian-French artist. Chagall was a pioneer of modernism and one of the world’s most prominent Jewish artists.  He was known for his colours and biblical messages, through synthesizing the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism.  However, he did not want his work … Continue reading

The Henri Matisse Rose

I wonder, why those roses named after the famous painters like Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet and now Henri Matisse, all has the same characteristic of white strips on the petals. The Henri Matisse Rose is a Hybrid Tea rose from Delbard. As mentioned above, the bloom has large striped of pink, red and white and … Continue reading