Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Lily in a Bowl of Gumbo" --- Sold

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I laughed when I read my own post I did two days ago. I was trying to say that I did a wash with “burnt umber and a lot of Gamsol” (a painting medium by Gamblin), but my computer is so smart and got its own mind. It changed “Gamsol” to “gambol” without letting me know. Did I paint with “a lot of gambol”?  Maybe I did. As matter of fact, it would be even better if the computer wrote “I did a wash with a lot of gumbo”. 

Well, my today’s painting really looks that “I did a wash with a lot of gumbo”. It was done last night after a whole day of doing more “important” things: preparing data for the tax return, booking travel for next workshop, getting toner for the printer, modify my workshop presentation, printing out hundreds of handouts to my students, packing all my stuff for my Vermont trip....  to name a few.  I was total exhausted in the evening, but I still decided to paint. Well,  the result was not what I expected, but I share it with you anyway. 
Now I am on the plane from Dallas to Hartford. So I have a little more time to write. If you see any errors in my writing, it must be my computer interfered, not because I don’t know English good. 

10 comments:

Teri said...

I love it when you paint when you are tired Qiang! Beautiful Lily! I also laugh many times with you when you type! I so appreciate your painting blog!!

Bert Heersema said...

Thanks, Qiang! Now I know who to blame for my lauzie English. ;-)

Vezinart said...

I am a new subscriber and am so glad I signed up. Your humble genius shines through in this one. And I got a chuckle out of the gumbo note! :)

Rose said...

Safe travels, Qiang! I love gumbo, and the lily would just make it sweeter! You inspire me! Have a great day!

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Amazing. I usually can't defy the colors of your painting because it looks so natural. Sometime you use blue as the highlight, sometime yellow. I guess it depends on the source light. Oh! I actually google translate for "gambol" because I'm not an english base language people, then I found nothing relevant to your painting. Hahahaha So I guessed you were bounce up and down while you were painting. :D

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Maria said...

Beautiful Lily! I'm from South Louisiana, and I love gumbo! I enjoy painting in the swampy areas near here and the water there is that gumbo color. Have a great day!

Barbara said...

How beautiful!!! You have inspired me to paint an Easter lily now!!! You are wonderful! :)

Delilah said...

You could have painted it with your toes and it is the most lovely painting. Realy nice.I love the painterly way it turned out.

Kim Rempel said...

This is a beautifully painted lily. I find them a very tricky flower to paint - yours is exquisite!