thanks for visiting my site! i’m an author and my debut novel, Silver Phoenix : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia and its sequel, Fury of the Phoenix are all out from Greenwillow Books. i’m also a student of chinese brush painting and have a picture book in the works. please take a look around! my blog is updated regularly and i love comments and emails! =)
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Fury of the Phoenix. and she enjoyed them! eep!!
Silver Phoenix paperback available 2/1/2011.
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a very simple painting from last night.
when i was pregnant with sweet pea, i painted
many orchids, and found the flow and twist of the
brush necessary to paint the orchid leaves very calming.
the leaves were such an elegant subject, more beautiful to
me than the flowers themselves. this is not an orchid flower
but they are orchid leaves.
my newest brush painting. still experimenting
with rice paper i bought in taipei. this particular one
was very thick compared to the previous, and was
perfect for the more detailed strokes for the hydrangeas.
i really enjoyed painting the flowers–it was meditative for me.
the sparrows were the last added to this painting.
they are really enjoying this spring day. 8)