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Thread: Sunset thru gauze curtains

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    Sunset thru gauze curtains

    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)
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    xiěyě, n. freehand brushwork, spontaneous expression
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    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.

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    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...

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    Thanks, Gary and Steve,

    Forum members are amazingly prolific, I haven't found time to comment on all, but I'd like to :-) ...
    xiěyě, n. freehand brushwork, spontaneous expression
    Artrage Gallery
    / Leaning Tree Ink Studio

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