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Title: My Sketch from Nature- 105: Shirley's 65th Assignment in Chinese National Academy of Arts -April 20-21, 2012
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 41.00cm x 31cm ( 20.05inches x 16.14inches) Pen on Sketchbook
Completed Time: April 21, 2012
Remarks:
This is my 13rd sketch from nature since April 7 and I painted it in the garden of the peach blossoms near the school in Beijing April 20 to 21.

After completing the sketch of the white peach blossoms, I started to paint the pink peach flowers. Even though I had painted many peach blossoms in the passed several years, this is the first time I paint it in the so near distance with a so carefully style. So that I went to the same peach tree 4 times and worked on it for about 8 hours, then I completed this sketch.

It was drizzling in the second time I went to paint. When I looked at the flowers in the rains, I did worry about them and I was afraid of them will wither soon, so, I took an umbrella and painted them in the rain. I did not know why the rain wet my sketch book when I was under an umbrella, but my pen did not work on the too wet paper.

Then, in the early morning next day, I went to paint it third time, it was very cold so that I had to go back home after painting for about 1 hours, then I went to paint in the feather dress in the afternoon´

However, as soon as I finished it, I found that I should not paint the right part too high so that the structure has some problem. Also, my tutor Mr Lu pointed that I should not paint the middle part, also I should avoided appearing any triangle as I did on the right part of the painting...

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


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com ,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)

--Shirley Zhang
April 28, 2011