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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Channeling Qiang Huang

Qiang Huang is the most efficient painter I have ever observed.  He studies his set up, mixes a color, places one stroke and steps back.  Chances are very good that he will not touch that spot again!  Oh, for an eye that accurate!

All of the "wanna-bes" in his recent Melbourne workshop were astounded that he spent twice as much time looking as he did of course we are inspired to try likewise.  After failing to capture a 3-stroke rose a la Qiang, I switched over to a pumpkin I had waiting to be made into pie.  Pumpkin posed, I channeled Qiang and, while I have miles more to go, I was slightly more satisfied with the results.

Ok, so now it is back to arrange another set up, light it and try again.  Bear with's just like dancing: the experts make it look so easy and graceful while others of us contend with two left feet!


  1. Cindy, I love your painting - the light is fantastic. But, evenmore, I loved reading your profile. You have a gift for speaking to the inner "me", the whoever "me" that reads your thoughts. Thanks, Donna

  2. Cindy, This may be my favorite amongst your works. Qiang would be proud!

  3. cindy this is wonderful, the colors, shadows, set up and that great stem!!


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