Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Demo at Phoenix 2" --- Sold

My second demo was to show how to paint roses. I made everybody very tense at the workshop. I was painting very slowly, making sure every stroke counts. I painted quite a few roses by now, but I still feel it is tremendously challenging. I wish I could have practiced more, because I have not seen much progress in my rose paintings for a while. I am working on freeing more time for painting this year. So far I have not seen any effect. But I am trying. Although I am teaching, but I don't feel I know much more than my students. Many of artists attending my workshops are spectacular painters. They inspire me and help me grow. I am really grateful about that.

11 comments:

Dusty Pines said...

and yet these roses are stunning - esp against the blue cup - lovely. thank you for inspiring us!

tiffannysketchbook said...

you are so brilliant!

Sven said...

The roses are nice. It is always pretty difficult to pull that off in front of an audience (at least for me).

Hope said...

I think you are much too modest, the roses are lovely! I can attest to the fact that your work was very careful and deliberate while executing this painting. The whole class was holding their breath. It was the only time during the workshop when everyone was quiet. There was a definite climax when you laid in the handle for the cup. Two strokes folks! Genius in action...

AnnG said...

You are so humble.
But you are also very talented, and you are open to learning and growing as an artist all the time. You have all the requirements for continued success.
By the way, you really captured the roses quite nicely; I feel as though I could reach out and touch them. Nice work.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Honest teacher you are!

maria elena said...

bellisimos cuadros .. un abrazo grande desde Argentina tienes traductor please..!!!

Trish said...

Qiang,

I've seen your work many times on Daily Painters and just love visiting your blog. These are simply lovely. Thank you for sharing your daily work!

Linda said...

These roses are just beautiful! I love the colors in this painting and the shadows on the cloth and cup. Wonderful painting!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I remember when you started studying roses. I was so inspired, and tried to concentrate on roses, too. You really seem to have them figured out, though, even though you struggle. I am so glad your workshop went well.

Amber L. Bailey said...

Those roses are so beautiful! You are spectacular, and I hear your workshops are as well! -Amber