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Title: Shirley Created Art -- Chinese Xieyi 0130: A Story Is Starting
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 70cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Wednsday, March 30, 2007
Remarks:
This is my 130th Chinese Xieyi painting that I created in my art lesson Wednesday night.

This Wednesday is a getting together time of my former doctoral classmates yearly. Two classmates called me and I also wanted to join them. However, for being not easy to have an art lesson by my current teacher who is from Shenzhen Branch of Xian Art College, Shenzhen Branch of Guangzhou Art College, except the college students and his 60 amateurish students, I am the only adult student that has kept learning for 4 years. So, I gave up the opportunity to meet my classmates and to have my art lesson with a peaceful heart.

As I had told you last week that my teacher would like to direct me to create a long picture that is made by many parts and asked me paint at least 50 meters in my art lesson before next Chinese Spring Festival. We have started the work and this one is just the beginning of the long picture. :-)

We will connect every picture together :-)

Ha, do you know what I am thinking now? I wonder how much long the longest picture in the world is. Maybe some day, I can create a new recorder some day? Just a joke. :-)

My teacher thought except the leaves, I had done a good job, so, I have got 90 marks. Anyway, I upended my stamp. Also, I feel that the tail of the bird is not good enough. I should not use a too long soft brush for Calligraphy, so that the tie painting was no power.

Do you know why I just paint one bird here? I thought, since this is the part one of the long picture, maybe I should paint an old bird on the beginning part and let she/he to tell us a story. Then, the other parts of the picture will be many little different stories by her/him... :-)

I have not known how long the story will be, just to work on it, let time and the emotion of mine in different time to decide it... :-)

So, now, I am inviting you to be an eyewitness, to see how I will complete whole of the long picture one part by one part in my art lesson... :-)

This week, I am also working on a Gouache and I will let you see it later... :-)

How do you think of my beginning of the long picture and my idea of this picture? :-) Do you enjoy it?

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write to shirleyz004@yahoo.com or shirley@ebridge.cn . You are welcomed to leave your message on Message Board.

Shirley Zhang
Written and Edited on Saturday, March, 24, 2007

这是我的第130幅写意画,作于星期三的美术课。

这天晚上,是我的博士班同学一年一度的聚会时间。两位同学打电话通知我,我自己也很想去参加。但因想到我是我的美术老师唯一的一个上门教学的学生,作为西安美术学院深圳分院、广州美术学院深圳成教学院的老师,除了一群学院里的学生之外,他还有60余名业余的学生需要指导,能请他连续四年每周抽出一个晚上上门教学非常不容易,因而我没有去参加同学聚会,而是安下心来上我的课。

上周我曾告诉你,我的老师打算指导我画一幅长卷,并要求我于2008年春节以前的上课时间内,至少画50米。所以,我们开始了这项工作。每周画一幅,再将它们接起来。

哈,你知道我在想什么吗?我想知道世界上最长的画是多长?也许哪天我能创造一个新纪录?(开个玩笑)

我的老师认为除了树叶组合不太好以外,我画得不错,给了我90分。但我觉得我的鸟尾巴画得不好,我不该用书法用的长锋羊毫,太软,没有力度。另外,我还将我的名章盖反了。

你知道我为什么只画一只鸟吗?既然是一个长卷,我想让一只老鸟来讲一个长长的故事,每次上课,画一幅画,讲一个小故事,作为这个长长的故事的一个组成部分。

我还不知道这个故事有多长,包含什么样的内容,要看我未来的时间和心情。

所以,现在我想请你做一个见证,来看我怎样完成它。

这个星期,我还在画一幅水粉画,我以后会让你看。

你怎么看这幅长卷? 你喜欢这个开头和我的想法吗?

如果你有任何问题、评论、意见、要求,欢迎写信至 shirleyz004@yahoo.com or shirley@ebridge.cn . 或在 Message Board. 留言。

Shirley Zhang
2007年3月30日