And one for me:
I was happy when I got home to find in the mail an album of paintings by Shen Zhou, a Ming Dynasty painter whose work I admire and which I actually copied some of a while back.
|My Shen Zhou Copy #1|
|My Shen Zhou Copy #2|
Funny...my new teacher has admonished me not to copy (a completely proper tradition in learning brush painting)...except when it's her paintings. The magnolia is based--albeit somewhat loosely--on one of hers.