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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 004: A New Moon
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Friday, June 29, 2007
Remarks:

Learning the Meaning of the Poem
Following Shirley to Read the Poem in Chinese
Listen to Shirley to singing the Poem
Shirley Created Picture for the poem
Shirley Written Chinese Calligraphy for the Poem


I have been thinking how to combine both of Chinese Xieyi and Chinese Gongbi Paintings together because I like the detail of a Gongbi painting and the sketchy of a Xieyi painting. Then, I wanted to combine my art learning of painting, music, calligraphy and poem together.

As soon as I have thought clear something on the later. I face a new problem that how to resolve the problem of the paper since the two picture need totally opposite paper. A Chinese Gongbi needs the paper to keep colors somewhere, so, when we paint it, we have to use a water brush to push the color to the place that we want it is; a Chinese Xieyi painting needs colors to be "sent" somewhere by the paper itself because it can make a little wet color or a ink to be changed bigger on the paper quickly.

I tried to do it via this picture on two kinds of paper for 3 nights and whole of Saturday day.

You can see it on this picture. The birds and flowers on right part are better, the moon and the flowers on the left part are failed. :-)

For Chinese colors are transparent, it can not been covered as I do on a gouache, so, I could not cover the bad brushworks around the moon. For the paper is for Xieyi, as soon as my color touched the flower on the left, it was changed bigger, so that I could not paint the details as I do on a Chinese Gongbi painting... :-)

Also, I should give more room between the flowers and the calligraphy... :-)

I realized that I was failed as soon as I completed this picture Friday night. But, I did not lose my confidence. So, I re-painted it on a silk for a Chinese Gongbi painting on Saturday. I was failed once more because of the problem opposite. So, I am thinking of trying it on the other tool, maybe a Gouache paper?

I think that life of art is just creating. So, no matter what I will face in the coming time, I will not give up my exploring and I will keep my trying... :-)

How do you think of this picture? What is your feeling about it?