Monday, November 26, 2012

"AAU Portrait Painting 6"


I am still working on my long term painting, so I show another portrait study I did at AAU in the summer time.  It used two light sources: one warm and one cool.

Recently I started a discussion about demons. So many friends sent me great comments. They helped me a lot and warmed my heart. Thank you so much. But what is the “demon” I mean specifically? As a matter of fact, it is the paraphrase I use to refer the problems I ran into during my personal development. They are not horned monsters that my son trying to kill in his video games, but it is true that they are the power from the dark side. They have many appearances. Today I just want to talk about one of them - my fear of unknowns. Since I left my engineering job. I have given up the security and stability. I know I have to face the anxiety of the unknown future. It force me work harder, and try to accomplish as much as possible. I tend to work too much. I have difficulty to relax. I try to take all the opportunities. However, that starts to take away all the fun and freedom, which are my original objective of departure from a meaningless job. How come I turn my dream into another job. This is all because I have this demon in me. It shows its ugly face and sharp fang, waving his bloody claws trying break me into pieces. However, it is too often, I forgot this demon was created by me. You know well that I want to be a good artist to share the world beauty with you. However, only I know I am an even better artist that I created the most fearful monsters to scare myself. Now I am learning to accept my demon, because it is me. I am learning to meditate with him. Learning to use the most powerful weapon to conquer everything.


5 comments:

Perissinotti Claudio said...

Socrates refers to a daimon or spirit guide who assists him often in his every decision. I believe it is our unconscious speaks to us.

Theresa Bayer said...

Woo! Beautiful portrait! Love seeing how far youve come and how your art has developed.


Darla McDowell said...

This is a beautiful portrait, Qiang. I think it is proof that you are winning the battle with the demon. All of your hard work is definitely paying off. Your work is amazing!

Mary Brewster said...

You have really captured the gesture of the pose and the spirit of the woman. The light works well, and the picture is striking to look at.

jacky croft said...

This portrait is so beautiful,You did a great work,Thanks for sharing.
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