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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 014: Ducks Know Spring Has Come At the First...
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Sunday, September 16, 2007
Remarks:
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem Sep 16, 2007
Listen to Shirley Reading the Poem Sun, Feb 25,2005
Shirley Created Picture for the Poem
Shirley Written Chinese Calligraphy for It
Learn the Meaning of the Poem with Shirley Together

As soon as I finished my latest combined painting --A Song of Autumn last Sunday, I realized that I had made a bad job for the things on the painting were too messed. :-) Then, my teacher gave me a lowest mark since I started my own created painting ? 55 marks :-)

Then why? I am thinking, except that reason that I did not organize the things on the picture well with water -- I had wanted to use water to connect all of the things on the painting and to express the water country's landscape with a poetic meaning... The other reason was for I was in a hurry and a little bit confused heart. I mean that my usual work last weekend was confused by a suddenly telephone that one of my vocal music teachers was still in Beihai on Sunday. That meant, except re-cording my own music, I had also to accompany for my singing and I had not prepared for it at all. My hurried and confused emotion was expresses directly on my painting... :-)

I do feel shy for my culture has not reached on a higher level yet. I do feel that how high a person's culture is directly affecting the person's art culture and taste... :-)

So, this week, I have adjusted my heart and I have created a new painting with a peaceful heart... :-) Also, I am trying to paint water with a new way according to my own understanding... :-)

On this painting, I would like to create an evening scene in the spring. I also wanted to express the meaning in a famous Chinese classical poem -- Ducks Know the Spring Has Come at the First... :-)

How do you think of my new painting? Do you think that I have made a little big progress?

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, September 9, 2007