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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
Fenghuang, Wade-Giles romanization feng-huang, also called feng or (misleadingly) Chinese phoenix, in Chinese mythology, an immortal bird whose rare appearance is said to be an omen foretelling harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor. Like the qilin (a unicorn-like creature), the fenghuang is often considered to signify both male and female elements, a yin-yang harmony; its name is a combination of the words feng representing the male aspect and huang the female.
The qilin ([tɕʰǐ.lǐn]; Chinese: 麒麟) or kirin is a mythical hooved chimerical creature that appears in Chinese mythology, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler. Qilin are a specific type of the lin mythological family of one-horned beasts.
DSS '21. copyright. Use with permission. Currently being painted with gouache .
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Picasso developed the 'Cubism' movement influenced by the impression of 'African tribal Art' on the artist. I am influenced by traditional Chinese masks. Contemporary Chinese opera mask colorations tells the audience about the personalities of the players. Black, for example, indicates a neutral (i.e. passive) individual.
I convert my digital designs to paint using developmental gouache formulations.
Monday, August 2, 2021
I enjoy designing Chinese Traditional Mask patterns , followed by gouache painting. Often, I design the one half and then invert horizontally for the other half, then merge. I find it easier.
Among other peoples, the Swiis also create such masks for an annual holiday!