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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 007: What Lovely Red Leaves!
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Wed., July 25 , 2007
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in 2005
Following Shirley to Read the Poem in Chinese
Shirley Created Picture for the Poem in 2007
Shirley Written Chinese Calligraphy for the Poem in 2007
Learning the Meaning of the Poem

This is my 3rd Chinese landscape painting that I created totally independently. I mean that my teacher did not see me to paint it as I did in my art lesson.

Landscape painting is one of the three kinds of Chinese paintings (Landscape, Figure Painting - Portrait, Flower and Bird Painting), I had painted a few ones in 2003 with Gouache when I just learned to paint. :-) Then, I painted a lot of flowers and bird with Gouache and much more with Chinese Xieyi and several feature paintings with Chinese Gongbi style as well. :-)

It is for a long time, I was not interested in Chinese landscape painting and thought that should belong the man artists. Until October, 2006, I came back from Zhang Jia Jie, I just started to be interested in it and I started to buy some art books of landscape. But, until recently, I just really started to create a landscape painting alonly. :-)

Anyway, maybe for I have painted too many birds, I have had a habit to paint a bird as soon as I paint, I wanted to paint a bird, even though on a landscape painting. :-)

I thought of and imagined my new picture in my mind last Monday night and I started to create it and completed it on Wednesday night. :-) And I could not help to paint two birds on my red leaves. :-) I wanted them to speak each other "See, what a beautiful read leaves in the mountains in the later autumn!" to match the meaning of a classical poemShan Xing -- Traveling in A Mountain by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu . However, after I had completed it already. I just realized that I should paint the maple leaves on the painting instead of the general red leaves as I had done according to the meaning of this poem. :-) Maybe, someday, when I am in the emotion, I will re-paint it with some maple leaves on it? :-)

My teacher thought that I had done a good work, so, I had 85 marks. :-)

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

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Shirley Zhang

Written on Sun, July 29, 2007