Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Captain's Roses" --- Sold

I am at the airport waiting for my flight going back to Austin. Recalling those days in Putney Vermont. Everything was so phenomenal. My today’s painting is another small one I did before my workshop started. Those roses were from Captain John’s garden. It is a different specie of rose I haven’t ever had before. I was stunned by its beauty. I used to get roses to paint from Walmart you know. Just like these roses, Vermont is very different from other part of the united states. When I was driving on Interstate 91, I did not see any advertising billboards. I heard there are no Walmart, Home Depot, and many other major chained stores in Vermont. In Putney, I saw bicycles you can get for a free ride and drop them at different locations after your trip. People go to those non-profit Co-ops to get their everyday stuff. Even they have their local currency. I saw beautiful farms and lovely gardens. People are so down to earth no matter they are rich or poor. I met a barefooted musician who plays beautiful jazz at the local farmers market. He used to be a medical doctor and now full time in music. I saw art all over the place. At the Putney community supper, I met people in this village given puppet shows and circus. With rustic red burns and old houses, Vermont is such a unique place.

9 comments:

Theresa Bayer said...

Wow, that is stunning. You're never going back to your day job. Bravo!

silentwitness said...

This IS stunning! I am totally in awe of the beauty you saw and captured in this rose with it's poignant outstretched "arms." Already sold--I am not surprised, but sad that I cannot buy it!

Всеволод said...

Very good job. I like air and space!

Paul Murphy said...

I've just found your blog and love your paintings. I really envy you your trip to work with Richard Schmid and the Putney group. I shall definitely keep following your work, best regards, Paul.

Douglas Carter, Fine art painter said...

Qiang, Thank you so much for showing me how to start my own painters blog . Im very greatful to you for your help. Lets cross promote.

Barbara Pask said...

This is gorgeous. Love pink and green together and your colors are always so saturated and beautiful.

Artist Blog said...

Qiang, I really enjoyed your workshop in Vermont last week. You are a great and generous teacher, thank you.

MeeLi Lee said...

Lovely painting!

Thanks for the news about your workshop in Putney. I'm looking forward to reading more about your experiences there.

Sara said...

I love this painting. You do flowers so well, I am still working on not overworking my flowers. Since I took your workshop in San Antonio, my Mom is envious, I may have to book another workshop that she and I can attend together, you are an inspiration!