Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Two to One"

My previously posted message was misleading. It sounded that I am quitting doing daily paintings. I have received many emails and comments on my blog that I could not reply all of them individually. First of all thank you so much for your encouragement and support. I am not quitting. Last year, I really benefited from the daily painting practice. My paintings have improved significantly. For this year I will manage my art more flexibly to balance out my engineering job and other commitments. You have seen I posted more larger paintings lately. I will like to have the Nature take over, and I will do small paintings, large painting, and whatever. Talking about being a “being” artist, I think Robert Henri put it better: "The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being, a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence. "

My today’s painting is a candidate for this year’s Oil Painters of America National Show. So wish me luck. I spent two days on it. You may have seen a similar one before. I am recycling some of my compositions and generate larger paintings with them.

7 comments:

Daniel Peci Fine Arts said...

great job on the painting, good luck with the show!

Dean H. said...

Excellent painting, Qiang...as usual. As far as balancing art, job, life, etc., that is something we all must deal with. You will find your own personal 'right' balance. Looking forward to many more great paintings.

Dean

indiaartist said...

Great to see your usual painting form once again. It is wonderful. All the best.

Barbie Bud said...

This is perfect. Absolutely lovely!

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

Best of luck with your entry into the Oil Painters of America show.

Liked your quote from Henri. He had such powerful artistic insights. How interesting it would have been to have studied him in person.

Whatever the outcome of the Oil Painters of America show,"Two To One" is a winner.
Kay

artnurse said...

Beautiful painting! Is it for sale yet?

Kevo said...

Terrific work. Lovely style composition and colour.