Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Refreshing" --- Sold

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It has been the longest break time to me for being not painting since I started as a so-called “daily painter”. It has been dangerously long that makes me wondering if I still know how to paint. I have to challenge this negative momentum, and now I am back. I am still in the warm up stage, but I am back. Still with my jet lag, I did this painting from 1:00 to 4:00 AM this morning. This one is from a photo I took in Beijing. Lotus flower symbolizes effort out of a difficult situation relentlessly to achieve perfection. It sounds like a daily painter’s spirit.

13 comments:

Kim Carlton said...

Yay! and welcome back!
It looks like you landed on your feet: this is a wonderful little painting. It refreshes my soul today. Thank you.

Pam Holnback said...

I don't think you forgot how to paint! Looks great!

Julián Andrade said...

No estoy de acuerdo.No ha olvidado como pintar.
I don´t agree. You didnt´t forget how to paint

Jeremy Elder said...

You simplify shapes and tones remarkably well.

Lili Anne Laurin said...

This painting is so charming. Sometimes a break from painting can be "Refreshing". Thanks for sharing your China pictures with us. Your photography shows your artist's eye.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

It's good to see your work again. And thanks for the wonderful photos of your trip. Beautiful lotus.

Stephen Parker said...

Qiang, You persevered, indeed, in exquisite fashion. I'm excited you're back painting, as I began following your blog while you were abroad. Welcome back to Austin!

PAT MEYER -- said...

Glad you are back and thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures of China. You are such a inspiration. Pat

Shirley Peters said...

Beautiful painting. Quite breathtaking... yet it is so simple.

BrianLee said...

Qiang-Huang, I'm excited to see that
you have picked up your brush once again. I've been following along on your daily painting updates and I can say that they are very inspirational.

I hope to attend your workshop someday soon.

-Brian-

Suzanne Johnson said...

I love the clarity and deliberation coupled with the subtlety in color gradation. Apparently a painting a day is an excellent discipline!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This has a serenity that is so appealing, Qiang. Welcome back. This piece shows such confidence and mastery of your medium. Just great!

Jala Pfaff said...

Great job. It seems the jet lag hasn't affected your painting ability.