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Title: Shirley Created Art - Chinese Xieyi -0224/223: Series of Enthusiasm Peonies -03/02 My 26th & 25th Painting in the US
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 50cm x 100cm (19.69inch x 39.37inch)
Completed Time: Wed, July 15, 2009
Remarks:
They are my 224 and 223Chinese Xieyi Painting and it is of my 394th and 395th picture since 2003, the 24th and 23th picture that I have created in 2009 and the 26th and 25th painting in the US.

After I created my first peony painting this week on Monday, I have been in a strong creating enthusiasm and wanted to create out of all of the pictures that have been in my mind already. Suddenly, I had an idea to create a series of peonies and just names "Enthusiasm Peony".

Then I got up at 5:00am Wednesday morning and completed the second peony painting before I went to my classroom.

After I came back home in the noon, the leaves¨ colors have been mixed together... because I colored it last time before the other colors were dry.

Then, I found that to mix three kinds of red colors on one brush has created a beautiful result, to mix the blue color that was made of mineral substance has a better result than I mixed the blue color that was made of plants into the black color...

Once more, I felt so good to ^Play Colors".

I do want to continue to try and to create.

So, I re-create this picture before eating my lunch.

When I felt hungry during I work on it, I took a piece of bread with some honey in my left hand and I worked with my right hand... I did not want to break the creating process for I did not want to lose my feelings and enthusiasm´

After working on it for 2.5 hours, I completed it and I felt so tire. Seemed like that I had used whole of my power and energy´

Usually, I had this feeling after I completed a Chinese Goingbi Painting, now, it has appeared in my Chinese Xieyi Painting, I felt good for this. Because, it means that I had entered the true creating situation -- To work with Holding My Breath...

Even though I am not satisfying both of the pictures yet, I would like to put them here and hope to hear your comments...

How do you think of the two pictures? Do you like wish one?
































If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to shirley@ebridge.cn or yiping007@MissouriState.edu ,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)

--Shirley Zhang
Wed, July 15, 2009 in Missouri State University, USA