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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 017: Flowers and Birds...
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 63cm x 63cm
Completed Time: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Remarks:
This is my 18th Combined Painting.It is also my 338th painting since 2003 and the 32th painting in 2008.

Except keeping having my art lessons, I have not created my combine paintings with music, calligraphy according to a Chinese ancient poems for 3 months.

I was so uncomfortable for I could not paint. I was so desired to paint during I was learning English. So, as soon as my English term examination was finished as a distance student in Beijing Foreign Studies Univeristy, I started painting.

Even thought the organizer of my possible traveling asked me to learn English as much as possible when I am in China, I could not help painting. Even though today is Saturday, I got up early and I started my painting at 7:35 am.

After learning Chinese painting for over 5 years, now I feel so comfortable to create a new picture with color and brushes directly. I mean that I did not make any draft with a pencil at all. :-)

I created this picture for a Chinese classical poem by famous Tang Dynasty poet -- Du Pu. I have written calligraphy on the picture, but, I have not had time to created a piece of music for it yet. But I will do that later.

Here is the main meaning of the poem and Chinese lyrics:

To Find Flowers by the River Alone

By Du Pu ( Tang )

Ms. Huang Si's footpath is full by flowers,
They have covered the branches down,
They have attracted the butterfly to dance,
while they have made the cute birds to sing...

江畔独步寻花 -- Jiang Pan de Bu Xun Hua

唐 杜甫 -- Tang Du Pu

黄四娘家花满蹊 -- Huang Siniang jia hua man xi,
千朵万朵压枝低 -- Qian duo wan duo ya zhi di。
留连戏蝶时时舞 -- Liu lian xi deqie shishi wu,
自在娇莺恰恰啼 -- Zizai jiao qing qiaqia ti。

How do you think of this picture? Do you like 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 Saturday, July 19, 2008