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chinapete
03-06-2012, 02:30 PM
Based on an actual sunset over Portland, and keyed to a poem by the famous 8th century Chinese poet, Li Bai, called “Spring Longing”:

In the north silky grasses grow jade green --
Qin mulberries hang low among the leaves.
Today you think of returning home --
And I am heartbroken.
The spring breeze is a stranger --
Why does it rustle my silk curtains?

(translation mine)

Steve B
03-14-2012, 04:06 AM
Love the silky blue, so clean and gauzy, right over the top of the earthy orange/brown. Nice, active strokes too. This is an experience (the experience of spontaneous expression and action) Artrage mimics much better with Oils than it does with Watercolors, unfortunately, which take a reasonable amount of acrobatics to create with any fidelity to them.

Btw, nice poem. I also love Li Po/Li Bai. I'm more of a Tu Fu man myself, but they're great to read as a tandem. ;)

gxhpainter2
03-14-2012, 04:08 AM
chinapete..I forgot to leave a comment when I first saw this post.. I like the colors and ovelay and buildup of color texture here.. and the poetry adds so much...

chinapete
03-14-2012, 05:36 AM
Thanks, Gary and Steve,

Forum members are amazingly prolific, I haven't found time to comment on all, but I'd like to :-) ...