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Title: Shirley's Art Works 918 & Chinese Gongbi 48th- Apples & Little Bird-A271- CNAA324-Oct 02-Oct11, 2014
Artist: Shirley Yiping Zhang
Size: 27cm x 27 cm ( 13.38inches x 13.38 inches) Chinese Ink, Silk, Tea
Completed Time: Oct 11, 2014
Remarks:
This is My 916th Painting I have completed since 2003 and it is my 48th Chinese Gongbi Painting and the 325th Assignment at Chinese National Academy of Arts Since Oct 7, 2011.

I painted this painting first time in 2011. It was sent to a friend in 2012. Therefore, I tried to paint it once more.

For me, I rather than to work on a new job, and I do not want to repeat to do something. However, enjoy my little bird, then I wanted to repeated it.

I painted this painting with another landscape painting together from Oct 2 to Oct 11, 2014.

After working on it for 7 days, Professor Han Xuezhong, the Head of Teaching Department did not satisfy my work and thought I did not work seriously enough, so that a classmate responded that Shirley was the most serious student... With a big smile, I thought of the words of Professor Han: When I thought which student has a future, I required him or her higher. So, I continued to work on it until my tutor said Yes. :-)

In fact, two of my tutor said that I had done a good jobs on the 5th day... :- )

Can you imagine? According to the requirements of Professor Han Xuezhong, I have changed all my work tools. Now, no matter my pencil, colors, thin silk, ink stick, ink stone, brushes and the washer of brushes have been changed new and on a high level.

With the words of Professor Han, " Since you paint a so little painting for so long time, why don't you use the best materical to paint the best picture? "

The good news was: Professor Han said my last water lily has reached the requirement.



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


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

--Shirley Yiping Zhang
Oct 13, 2014