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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 002A Song in the Spring
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Wednsday, June 13 , 2007
Remarks:
Chinese traditional painting theory thought that a good picture should include poem, calligraphy, painting and stamp together. So, I have been thinking how to combine my learning of painting, calligraphy, Chinese classical poem, also plus my music creating together, to create my own style.

Tuesday night, I thought of a picture in my mind ok. So, Wednesday morning, as soon as I got up, before going to my office, I painted two birds. Then, in the evening, I wrote the calligraphy of a Chinese poem, then, I created some flowers to match the poem.

Instead of drafting them with a pencil, I created all of the flowers, birds with Chinese brushes and colors directly.

I wanted to express the meaning of a Chinese classical poem -- after a war, a city that was rich now has changed to be an empty one, around of the broken city wall, there is no any citizen right now, there are only some beautiful birds are singing in the grass and flowers in the spring wind...

As soon as I completed it, I realized that I did not make the structure is good yet, it seems like too loose. Thursday night, in my art lesson, my teacher also thought so. So, I will try to re-paint it later when I have time.

How do you think of this picture? Do you like it?


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