Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Uncle's Painting


Today, I want to share with you a painting that is not done by me. It was done by my uncle more than Thirty years ago. My uncle – Hongen Huang was a high school art teacher. Thirty some years ago when I was in middle school, I lived with my grandma in Beijing, China. My uncle lived in another city very far away. Every summer, uncle Hongen visited us, and he painted en plein air landscapes everywhere he went. Since he was not local, I volunteer to be his tour guide. We went to many wonderful places. He painted and I watched. It was very enjoyable watching uncle Hongen painting. Many brush strokes I use today actually belong to him. Uncle Hongen is the artist influencing me more than any artists did. This time I went back to Beijing and brought this painting with me to America.

I have not painted these several days. My jet lag turns me into vegetable in the hours I used to paint. I still wake up in the middle of the night for quite a long time. Consider I have to go to work during my daytime hours; I don’t want to get too excited during the night. I have to wait patiently for my painting chances to come.

8 comments:

Carmen Beecher said...

Thank you for sharing this painting. What a treasure this must be for you. I can certainly see your uncle's influence in your work. How wonderful to have him to teach you.
Carmen

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very beautiful painting, artistic ability certainly runs in your family.

Marilyn M. King said...

I agree with Carmen, and can certainly see his influence. What a blessed inheritance you have in encouragement and example. He has given you a life passion for your art. God had given you the eye.

TF said...

I have enjoyed your pictures as you travel through China this summer, what a wonderful experience. I am touched by this story of your Uncle and while I have not had such an Uncle, I have been blessed by teachers such as yourself. Taking a little something from each one of them!

Shirley Peters said...

Your uncle would be so proud to see how his little nephew has become so successful!

Sharon Hodges said...

WOW...you have this wonderful family treasure, and creativity in your family lineage is a blessing, and a responsibility. I have a very talented aunt whom I admire and whose influence and encouragement I appreciate. I have really enjoyed reading your China postings.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can really see some similarities with your own work.

ha55ha said...

Thanks for sharing your uncle's work. I love his art.