Saturday, September 01, 2018

Summer Pool

The excitement of playing in the water of summer pools! What freedom, what joy, what fun! It is good to get in touch with the basic elements.

Acrylic on canvas. 26 x 23 in.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Clouds Abstraction 03

Inspired by the clouds formation in the deep summer heat. The shapes and color changes. Everything changes. The intensity changes into lightness; the feather-like clouds changes into thunders. Everything is in constant flow - coming and going.

Acrylic on canvas. 32 x 54 in.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Sunset Series 5

Yin and yang are inseparable. It is the principles of mutual generation and mutual formation. One cannot exist without the other. There is light, and there's darkness; there is dawn, and there's sunset. Fire, water, air, earth, interact themselves with each other. The cycle continues and changes forever.

Acrylic on paper. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pears of You and Me

Pears of you and me

And the others,

We are a family.

So sweet, so juicy

So much possibility not to make it.

It is good to be here.

It is good to ripen.

It is great to be of service.

Pears of you and me, and the others,

We are a society.

Acrylic on canvas. 15 x 15 in.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fiery Midday Sunflower

In this day and age people often feel powerless, lacking of energy and purpose. Our life is occupied with meaningless chatter and noises. However, a sunflower, like nature itself, it is powerful and unapologizing. Its strength shocks us. It is more than mere beauty. There's no fear in being herself.

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 in.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Pears with a Pink Bottle

The world of still life in the afternoon light of the studio. It brings great comfort to this chaotic life. No matter how things go, I will keep in touch with the warmth and kindness of my heart. 

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 30 in.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sunflower in the Intense Blue Sky

Sunflower No. 8. The intense blue sky and the brilliance of the sunflower. Trusting the goodness of the world.

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 in. 
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Friday, July 06, 2018

Sunflower No. 7

That summer we lost our beacon,
We drifted on the vast, turbulent sea, we are so lonesome!
We cried every morning.
At night we searched for Sirius, the brightest on the horizon.
We drank to oblivion.
We fell and dreamt of our kingdom. Far, far away...

No home,
No friends,
The lonely travelers kept going.
The damp smell of sea salt and gin. 
The sounds of screaming, shouting, mocking
Midnight howling,
And the wild, wild karmic wind.

In the magic realm of the seen and unseen world,
The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind shines.
With crystal tears,
We vow to keep sailing

Sailing on this endless ocean of joy, sorrow, and the mixtures......

We are only human, you know.

Poem and painting by Yeachin Tsai
Sunflower Series No. 7.
Acrylic on wood.  12 in. in diameter

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Sunflower No. 6

Sunflower with a full life cycle. In this short life of mine, may I learn to be kind.

Be wise,
Be kind,
Seeing clearly. Be decisive.
Open and let go...
Live fully. 

Acrylic on linen. 12 x 12 in. 
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Sunflower 03

The intense heat of the summer, and, the burning sunflowers!

In the heat of samsaric world, 
There is this cooling warmth deep within our hearts.
The day and night, black and white, darkness and light, 
And everything in between,
Profound sadness and fire fill my being...
All the precious opportunities to experience, to love!

Acrylic on linen. 12 x 12 in. 
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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sunflower 02

Even in the darkest hour, a sunflower is still a sunflower!

Acrylic on canvas. 11 x 11 in. 
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Crazy, Mad Yogi!

In the time of the Five Dynasty (A.D. 907- A.D. 960, 五代) in China, the artists' imagination had gone wild - they depicted Lohans as symbolic figures of some kind of earthy, eccentric men (and women, too!) - the lohans may still be monks, but they were wild, crazy at times - they tricked people, but all their doing was to awake people.

In the Tibetan Buddhism system, there is a term called “Crazy Wisdom”. According to great master Trungpa Rinpoche, from his book: “Crazy Wisdom”, “The Myth of Freedom”, “Journey Without Goal”, and “The Lion’s Roar”, (by Shambhala Publications), he said: “Crazy wisdom, in Tibetan is yeshe chölwa, wisdom run wild.” Of course, you have to have wisdom first, then have the crazy. In another book “The Teacup & the Skullcup: on Zen and Tantra”, he mentioned that “Zen is wild; and Vajrayana is crazy.”

This painting is done with acrylic and oil on canvas paper, the size is 8 by 10 inches.

From now on,
This old lady has no pretty clothes to wear!
How liberating! I no longer need to be anyone that I'm not.
The cosmic storm has swept all the pretenses. This kind of purification happens rarely!!
Ha ha ha!
I know nothing, this old fart. No need to pretend. How arrogant and ignorant of me! 
Let's dance nakedly -
All I have left now is my genuine, tender heart...

Written on the hottest day of lifetime; the burning, penetrating, sharpness of reality shines; a crazy summer of 2018. This little portrait was done in 2012

Friday, June 29, 2018


Sunflower and the summer. The warmth and the heat are radiating. 

Forget my sorrow,
Forgive those who don't know...
The sun is always shining
Human beings always have tears.

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 in. 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wisteria 02

Continuing with the theme of Wisteria flowers...

Falling petals,
Changing seasons, changing moon
Wisteria blossoms, 

The memory of youth still remains.

Acrylic on canvas. 54 x 23 in. 
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Even the birds know this is a gorgeous, beautiful day! Why not we humans? 

Sudden lilac rain

The silent sound
 is heard.
Lightning bugs with sparking yellow
Wisteria, my love!

Acrylic on canvas. 54 x 32 in. 
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Still Life in the Afternoon

Afternoon light. Time stands still. A bit tranquility in this chaotic world. 

"I'm slowing down the tune
I've never liked it fast
You wanna get there soon
I wanna get there last
It's not because I'm old
It's not the life I led
I always liked it slow
That's what my mamma said."

Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Acrylic on linen. 12 x 12 in. 
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wind, Water, and All the Elements

Feeling the powerful wind, moist, heat, and light, all the elements in the phenomenal world - We tend to forget that we are part of nature. Actually, we are inseparable from it!

The wind blows,
The sun shines,
Kindness is everywhere.
Riding on the wind, we can turn the tide;
Yes we can do it!

Acrylic on canvas. 22 x 42 in. 
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Plain and Simple

Plain and simple, and spiritual. We are spiritual beings reside in this flesh and forms (for a little while). The journey will continue no matter what form we will be taking. The present moment is the saving grace.

The Dome. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 36 in.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

A Moody Day

A chaotic day with powerful force and energy. The momentum is unstoppable. Let it come and let it go. Let it be itself. See clearly.

All These Forms

All these forms—appearance emptiness

Like a rainbow with its shining glow
In the reaches of appearance emptiness
Just let go and go where no mind goes

Every sound is sound and emptiness

Like the sound of an echo’s roll
In the reaches of sound and emptiness
Just let go and nowhere no mind goes

Every feeling is bliss and emptiness

Way beyond what words can show
In the reaches of bliss and emptiness
Just let go and go where no mind goes

All awareness—awareness emptiness

Way beyond what thought can know
In the reaches of appearance emptiness
Let awareness go—oh, where no mind goes

Songs of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Acrylic on canvas. 22.5 x 22.5 in.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Flying Dragon

"The dragon is on its wings in flying in the sky - the great man rouses himself to his work."
From I Ching, the Book of Change.

Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 40 in.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lily Pond - The Song of Spring No. 2

The song of the spring, the abundance of lives;
It bubbles up in the muddy pond, it is screaming: "I am here to live!"
The crowded little environment filled with energies and sounds.
Life and death, coming and going, keep happening.
After the rain, there are more bubbles of life coming into being!

So be there. For a little while. Hope a little longer......

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 52 in.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

After the Rain

After the rain the world is clean and fresh! The brush marks are dancing, and my mind is cooling and clam...

Delighting in Rain on a Spring Night
By Du Fu (杜甫)

A good rain knows its proper time;
It waits until the Spring moment.
It drifts in with the wind, slips in by night,
Its fine drops nourish everything, yet make no sound.
The paths between the fields are cloaked with dark clouds,
A river-skiff’s light is still burning.
When the day dawns, we’ll see splashes of wet red 
Flowers in Chengdu City, weighed down by the rain.

Acrylic on canvas. 23 x 54 in.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Song of Spring

The song of spring is like Mozart piano concerto No. 21 in C major. The birds are chirping, bees are dancing in the flower patches. Something is good. Something is worthy. Something is eternal...

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 40 in.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Heat Within

The peak, the heat, the lava within. All the fire and water elements are mixing together. The ripple in time. The peak time of events happening; the force is unstoppable. 

Acrylic on linen. 14 x 18 in.
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Milky Way

"Look at the sun. The sun is shining. Nobody polishes the sun. The sun just shines. Look at the moon, the sky, the world at its best. Unfortunately, we human beings try to fit everything into conditionality. We try to make something out of nothing. We have messed everything up. That’s our problem. We have to go back to the sun and the moon, to dragons, tigers, lions, garudas. We can be like the blue sky, sweethearts, and the clouds so clean, so beautiful. We don’t have to try too hard to find ourselves. We haven’t really lost anything; we just have to tune in. The majesty of the world is always there."

By Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
“Helping Others” from Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

Acrylic on canvas. 26 x 44 in.
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Monday, May 07, 2018

The Spiritual Quest Never Ends

Everyday is sacred; everyday is full of meaning and worth living. We can learn and appreciate new things about ourselves and the phenomenal world everyday. The dome, the spiritual quest, the journey never ends. 

Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 48 in.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Auspicious Dragon

Auspicious red dragon with the energy of passion. It is strong and unstoppable; it magnetizes all goodness.

"The self-existing energy that comes from letting go is called Windhorse in the Shambhala teachings. Wind is the energy of basic goodness, strong, exuberant, and brilliant. At the same time, basic goodness can be ridden, or employed in your life, which is the principle of the horse. When you contact the energy of Windhorse, you can naturally let go of worrying about your own state of mind and you begin to think of others. If you are unable to let go of your selfishness, you might freeze Windhorse into ice."
~Teaching by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 

Acrylic on canvas. 26 x 54 in.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018


Phoenix, the firebird. A symbol that appeared in various ancient cultures. These analogues are included in the Hindu, Persian, Turkish, Tibetan and the Chinese culture of "feng huang" 鳳凰. It's pure, passionate, and fierce; it has tremendous power and potency. It is fearless in terms of going beyond boundary - no confinement, no limits. Why limit ourselves within the fluidity of things?

Original etching on paper. 11 x 10 in.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Timeless Time

The concept of time could be illusive sometimes. The moment of timeless time always appears. Time feels different to everyone at every time. The eternal mystery of time becomes ordinary. Time is frozen in time.

Acrylic on paper. 38 x 54 in.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Richness of Infinity

Abundant richness of the existence. The time and space are irrelevant. Interference acrylic colors on gessoed ground canvas, which creates a pearlescence-like shine that is changing through the angle of the viewer. Ready to hang.

Acrylic on canvas. 23 x 54 in. 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cosmic Plan (Triptych)

Painting is the best chance to practice openness. Since the result in the process is often unpredictable. At some point I realize that I have to open to the cosmic plan of infinite potentiality. The quantum wave of possibilities. 

Interference acrylic colors on acid-free paper (interference color mimics the natural pearlescence of abalone shell.) Three paintings as a set, each one is 17 x 14 inches. Ready to frame.

Acrylic on paper. 17x 42 in.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Good Morning

A good morning of beautiful, transparent lighting. Moments of precious tranquility, even though it is brief. Life is worth living! Life is worth giving!

Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 40 in.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Welcome Spring!

The spring is finally here. All the budding is happening. The sunshine and moist nurture the budding plants. Happy growing! 

Acrylic rice paper mounted on canvas. 18 x 18 in. 
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Monday, April 02, 2018


A light snowy day... watching the beautiful snow falling this morning. White, silver, gentle, and magical. 

Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 18 in. 
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The Oneness of Human Diversities

The oneness of human diversities. We are all human beings with love, longing, and goodness. Acrylic on textured rice paper mounted on canvas. Signed with the seal (red stamp) of the artist, which is an image of a bird.
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Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Crescent Moon

The crescent moon dissolves in the peaceful, harmonious moonlight night. Simple and rich. Quiet and powerful.

Acrylic on canvas. 32 x 54 in.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Squash

A Squash, in the morning light. I often wonder how amazing life is: even in the very darkest hour, we can still appreciate the momentary, ephemeral beauty of our life and surroundings.  We can still love and be kind.

Acrylic on linen. 14 x 12 in.
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Pears in a Red Room

I have a forever fascination with still life. It is traditional, and it is new. This is an ongoing exploration that I have revisited over the years. Here, pears in an abstract space of a red (vermilion) room.

Acrylic on canvas. 31 x 23 in. 
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Monday, January 29, 2018


A lighthearted, buoyant butterfly flew through the space. She’s daring and at the same time delightful!

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

"Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

Acrylic on canvas. 18 x 26 in. Currently showing at the Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery

Friday, January 26, 2018

Exhibition News!

Exhibition news!

Group show at the Scarlet Seven Gallery, downtown Troy: “Endless Forms Most Beautiful.”
The ​artists’ ​reception: 1/26/2018, Fri. 6-9 PM, Troy Night Out.

The address of the gallery is: 137 4th St, Troy, NY 12180. The show’s duration is from 1/26-2/18.

I am showing a whole body of new paintings, some are 6 feet with vibrant colors, dynamic momentum and energy. I hope you enjoy them!

Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
Yeachin's Current Work

Monday, January 22, 2018

Four Seasons

Inspired by Vivaldi's music: Four Seasons - the seasons change, the colors and energy of the phenomenal world change accordingly. All is rich and abundant! No matter how sad or how brilliant, no matter how gloomy it looks like from the appearance... They are good. Life is worth living.

Acrylic on canvas. 54 x 38 in.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Uncontrollable Force

The uncontrollable force dominates the world; our minds have tremendous sorrow. 

Decaying mother,
Passing seasons,
Life comes, and life goes.
Coldness and darkness pervade.
May the light shines through eventually...
May your love is kept in my heart.
Remembering, remembering,
Surender, surender.
May the egoless, timeless moments stay.
And the sad and joy weave into a magnificent piece of tapestry.

Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 48 in.
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