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Title: Shirley's Art Works 1224-- Chinese Mogu 77- Shirley's 519th Assignment & the 112nd One in the 2nd Phase of CNAA- May 15, 2017
Artist: Shirley Yiping Zhang
Size: 63.50cm x 33.00cm ( 25.00inches x 12.99 inches)
Completed Time: May 15, 2017
This is my 77thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1215th painting since 2003,my 519th Assignment of Chinese National Academy of Arts & the 112nd One in the 2nd Phase of CNAA

That was on March 22, 2011. I just came back Beijing from Australia, instead of going to the Dom, I drawing my suitcase and rushed into the classroom ,in China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

On the day, first time I heard the term "Chinese Mogu Painting" and Mr. Zhang Gong taught us something about the starting and development of Chinese Mogu Painting. Then since Sept, 2011, I have also attended the Chinese Mogu Painting Course by 4 Professors -- one of them is a supervisor of candidates for PHD and 2 of them are supervisors of students for MFA.

Among of them, especially, I enjoyed the course of Dr. Pan Ying, but she worked for students who were majored in Chinese Figure Painting. So, as soon as I had no lessons, I went to her lessons, in the past 5 years, I have went to her lesson at least 8 times for about 30 hours...

Then in 2014, at least 4 tutors suggested me to develop myself on Chinese Mogu Painting. And in 2015, the director of the Teaching Department of Chinese Painting School at Chinese National Academy of Arts Mr. Wu Tong chose 24 of my Chinese Mogu Painting to take part in the graduation exhibition of us...

However, because of being in busy, I have no much time on studying it since Sept, 2015.

Anyway, since I came back China from the USA on April 29, 2017, I have painted 7 paintings while fighting with the sicknesses.

This morning, I felt much better, so, I got up at about 4:00am and continued to work on this little Chinese Mogu Painting which I had colored last night. Totally worked on it for about 15 hours, I have completed it.

However, because there is no any black tea at my home, so, I had to use a green tea to color the background, so that the result is bad and this painting sounds like a little bit meretricious. I am sorry for it.

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

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

--Shirley Yiping Zhang
May 15, 2017