Thursday, January 30, 2014

“Morning in Zhouzhuang (Day 3)"

I didn't have much time painting yesterday, but I still did some: working on the ripples. This painting has started to show the effect I would like to see. I simply want to present the simple beauty of a simple life, the life which is not purchased from market, the life which is submerged harmoniously in nature.

I have been trying to learn to live my life intentionally. I want to pay attention to everything I do. However, it is so difficult to do. I am always in hurry. There is always much more things need to be done than my ability to handle. Life is passing me without being noticed. I have been aware of this. These several days, I start to learn cooking, spending more time with Song. Life should be like this painting: no hurry, no pressure, and the time only exist simply at this moment.


12 comments:

maelinda said...

Beautiful work.
Beautiful philosophy.
Both are going in a wonderful direction.

Minhas Pinturas said...

I fully understand how you feel regarding exesso of affairs. When I sit down to paint I'm so tired that I have to wait an hour or so with legs stretched it back to normal.
Beautiful painting, beautiful scene.
hugs,
Léah

Debbie Meyer said...

Oh, your words are so true...time goes to fast, we need to "smell the roses" . Loving the water movement come alive, and the girl with her blue bucket.... Peaceful..

Laura Buxo said...

Beautiful! You captured the feeling written in you blog. Thank you for sharing.

Jerry Stocks said...

Oh, if we all could live our life like this. Beautiful painting!

Connie Nobbe said...

I love this painting. I hope you post it for sale. It is peaceful, and I need more of that. Love the colors. :)

Christine said...

this is exquisite and I agree with your "reflections" on life as it should be

Marcela Strasdas said...

Thank you for the reminder, we all live so hurried nowadays! The painting does have a calming beautiful feel to it.

Kami said...

Admirable!! Really fascinating work

Libby Gilpatric said...

Very beautiful thoughts, Qiang! My best to you and Song for our New Year and for your New Year of the Horse. Cheers Libby

Bruce B. Hancock said...

Qiang,
CONGRATULATIONS on having "Morning in Zhouszhuang" juried into the Oil Painters of America annusl exhibition. It's an honor well deserved!

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