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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 009: A Chanty
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Saturday, August 11, 2007
Remarks:
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poemin Chinese Nov 19, 2006

Follow Shirley to Read the Poem
Learn the Meaning of the Poem with Shirley Together

See Shirley Created Picture for the Poem
Read Shirley Written Chinese Calligraphy for the Poem


I created this picture to match a Chinese classical poem and to express the meaning that in a peaceful night, under the moonlight, what a poet had seen, had heard and had thought on a boat over a little stream by a mountain.

Also, I have written the calligraphy of the poem and created music to match it.

I imagine it in my mind from Monday to Wednesday and I started to paint it after my art lesson Thursday night, then, I corrected it on Saturday.

Once more, I felt that the most difficult part of creating a picture is not painting itself. It is the design and thought of its structure. Very often, I put a piece of whiter paper on my easel and I look at it with my imagination. Every time, after I have made the picture in my mind on the paper, I started to feel easy and relaxed.

I am using a new kind of paper, I have not master its characteristics yet, so, the water party is not good as it in my mind...

It is a pity that when I was painting, I dropped a black ink on one of the fish, so that I had to cover it with some thick color so that I have destroyed the color's transparent result. That is why, I will re-paint it in the upcoming time...

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

If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com. You are welcome to publish your opinions in Forum as well.

Shirley Zhang

Written on Sun, August 12, 2007