Monday, November 16, 2009

"Study with Carolyn Anderson 3"

After I posted my portrait studies with Carolyn Anderson, I have received many great comments and encouragement. I am sorry I can't reply to all of you, but I really appreciate your support. Thank you very very much. This is my final one I did in her class. It is kind of mediocre I wish I could have the luxury of taking her class entirely, but unfortunately, I only stayed in the workshop for two days. I have to rush back to Austin to take care of my engineering job.

In my blog, I hardly mention anything about my daily engineering work. But I want to say something today. The company I worked with has developed very fast in spite of the current economic down-turn. Recently, it has been rewarded as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Austin. At the ceremony night, I dressed up like a penguin, trying very hard to mingle with other penguins and peacocks. Wine glasses clanking, diamonds shimmering, people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening. I am humbled and mutated into a wallflower, watching the almighty Dollar dance fervently.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very nice. I studied with her in Fredericksburg several years ago. Love her work.

FCP said...

Hi Qiang,
It is clear that portraits and figures are a favorite subject for you. Please know that your version of "mediocre" is nothing short of stunning to the rest of us. I'm sure Carolyn felt the same way, and was delighted to have you in her class.
I enjoy reading your heartfelt and sincere words as much as seeing the lovely work you share. Please know you are an inspiration to many.
Faye

Maija said...

Regarding your comment
"Wine glasses clanking, diamonds shimmering, people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening. I am humbled and mutated into a wallflower, watching the almighty Dollar dance fervently."

I have never met you, but I like you already.
Maija

Léah MorMac Artista Plástica said...

Achei otima esta pintura, as cores as luzes e sombras, ótimo estudo. Parabpens
www.pinturaartesanato.blogspot.com

Jimmie said...

I think your paintings are absolutely superb! Also, you are not alone re. penguins. I left industry in 1995 to follow my heart.

Jimmie

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I'm with Maja... I have been in those rooms with those people, and - I'm sure they're all fine people - but it's like a movie to me... I just want to watch. I like my own solitude, and my good friends and my cats and dog. I like being in my studio, and traveling to see different places - I don't like the showy scene... but you know... you could be writer, too... I love to read your posts as much as looking at them.