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Title: Shirley's Daily Chinese Painting Practices-77 Art Works 1022- Bamboo-Xieyi-552-A340- Shirley's 390th Assignment at Chinese National Academy of Arts-June 28, 2015
Artist: Shirley Yiping Zhang
Size: 70cm x 45cm (27.55inches x 17.71inches)
Completed Time: June 28, 2015
Remarks:
This is my 551stChinese Xieyi Painting and my 1022nd painting since 2003, the 390th assignment of Chinese National Academy of Arts.

Also, it is the 77th picture I painted in my daily practice since June 6, 2015.

Even though I had painted many bamboos since I started to paint Chinese Painting, before 2012, I had often painted no matter a bamboo or a grass with a very sharp style.

One day, Dr. Cao Jianhua came to give us a class. I asked him to comment my painting. He told me that Chinese culture advocates " Zhong Yong -- Middle of the Road " , therefore, we should not paint or express something with a too sharp style. To paint a Chinese painting is in fact the process to is just to cultivate one's mind...

Since there, I started to pay more attention to both of my painting and my thinking and speaking styles... never do anything with a too sharp or too extreme style...

So, when I painted the third time of this painting, you can see the leavs of the bamboo are not too sharp as well. :-)



How do you think of the two paintings? Which one looks better in your opinions?


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
June 29, 2014