Friday, December 11, 2009

"A Yellow Rose of Texas" --- Sold

Although I came to America more than twenty years ago, but I still do not know the culture well enough. I did this painting a couple of days ago and wanted to find a good name for it. I heard the term "yellow rose of Texas", but I did not know exactly what it meant. So I "googled" it. The "Wikipedia" says it is the title of a song. I clicked a video link and listened to it. Actually I heard this tune before, but just didn't know its title. I am learning everyday. Just at that moment, suddenly, my computer crashed. I couldn't get the screen to move. Coincidentally, our company IT person was passing my cube, I stopped him to asked him to check my machine. He stared at my screen and said: "You knew that "Yellow Rose of Texas" is a gentleman's club in Austin, didn't you?" .......Oh! ..........

14 comments:

George Carr said...

Yes, maybe you should come up with a new title, Qiang! "Yellow" in this case is a cagey way of indicating that a person is of mixed-race (like our president) and has nothing to do with the luminous hues in your gorgeous painting...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

really? I never knew that.
Anyway, you are so funny and I like that you aren't completely tuned into the mainstream of our culture here. I enjoy the way you speak with a slight difference in tense. It's quite charming and your paintings are of the highest quality.
Merry Christmas, Qiang!

C. k. Agathocleous said...

This is absolutely lovely~! So warm.

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful highlights, as always! When I taught middle school art, I was told that someone in my room had been trying to look at a porn site! I couldn't believe it, I was always so careful when students were on the computers. When asked what site, I was told, "Mona Lisa"! Who knew that was a porn site!!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Argh. I wish we could protect our culture,song titles,painting titles,etc. from being taken but, alas, morons abound.
It's a lovely painting.

Chris said...

exquisite painting

Fernando Pena said...

Wonderful light in this, like it a lot

Anita Tresslar said...

I think roses are difficult to paint and you always do a great job with them. Beautiful!

Merle said...

Just discovered your blog--it's great, and I like your paintings very much. Such a natural feeling. You have a great style. Keep up the learning!

siete said...

I don't mind the tittle of this painting, I only know tha it's perfect, it's lovely painted. Thanks Kiang for showing it.

Greattings.

Enrique.

Rusty Jones said...

A brief bit of Texas history is in order. The "Yellow Rose of Texas" was actually Emily West who was a young woman who was entertaining Mexican General Santa Anna in his tent when the Texans charged his camp at the Battle of San Jacinto and won Texas Independence from Mexico.

Jala Pfaff said...

Don't worry, "the yellow rose of Texas" also has a benign meaning: it is a particular species of hardy rose that lives there.

Connie Nobbe said...

This has been a very educational series of posts!

Santosh Singh said...

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