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Title: Shirley's Art Works 763 & Xieyi 418-A128-Shirley's 162nd Assignment in Chinese National Academy of Arts --Nov 28, 2012
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 103cm x 206cm (40.55inches x 81.10inches ) - Chinese Ink on Paper
Completed Time: Nov 28, 2012
This is and my 763rd painting since 2003, the 418th Chinese Xieyi Painting, the 78th Landscape ( the 14th Chinese Ink Landscape), and my 162nd assignment in Chinese National Academy of Arts since Oct 7, 2011.

I learned to paint this painting from Fan Kuan <990C1020>who was one of the greatest artists in Song Dynasty (960C1279) and his paintings were considered as the No. One then and even today, therefore, even though it is a very difficult thing to paint this painting, I chose to do it because I wanted to learn from the best ancient artist.

I worked on this painting for 11 days, in a very hard work and living conditions -- it is about -5 to 6 C degrees out of the door, it has not offered heat in my room and in the classroom, the temperature in the my classroom is 13 to 14 C degrees. Whole of Beijing should be applied heat before Nov 15. It is said here is a new development area, therefore, there is no a schedule to applied heat yet.

Many times, when I felt the ache in my bones, found the edema was getting much more and looked at the chaps on my hands and face in the cold season, I wanted to give up and went back home at one, since it is still 18 - 24 C degrees in Shenzhen.

But, when I worked on it while I listened to the records of my professors in China Central Academy of Fine Arts and in Chinese National Academy of Arts, the more I listened to, the more I got the encouragement to keep studying here... the more I painted this painting, the more I felt there were too many things that I had to learn. Day and day, finally, I basically complete it.

I will ask my tutor whether I should color it with light colors in the lessons tomorrow and try to improve it...

Do you know what I wanted to do when I work on it? I wish that I will have an opportunity to visit Taiwan and to see this painting with my own eyes in the the Palace Museum in Taiwan...

Anyway, I will think of my health and to decide to go back Shenzhen or not... :-)

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

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to or ,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)

--Shirley Zhang
Nov 28, 2012