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Longevity Peach by TranquilitySurreil Longevity Peach by TranquilitySurreil
Peach is a Chinese symbol for longevity. :) Enjoy.

My first few attempts at Chinese Painting. I only started last year :blush: If watercolour painting is considered a more difficult medium to handle, chinese painting is certainly 10 times harder partly because chinese paper is really thin and susceptible to very serious smudges & you have to learn to hold the brush very upright with good control. I had to redo a lot of times before I could get it right.
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MEW-tiful Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
It is absolutely beautiful
I don't see enough of these beautiful pieces, It makes me happy
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Haha thanks that's sweet :D
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Katinele Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
really very glamorous work... :heart:
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
:hug: Thank you Vaivute!
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Katinele Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
ohh you are welcome :) :aww:
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grodpro Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
this type of art to me is very sensual.
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
That's the beauty of Chinese Art ^^ So different. More delicate.
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Fladam Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
I have misunderstood the process behind Chinese painting, so I should apologise. I can only imagine that acrylics on thin paper would cause it to ripple and be a nuisance to direct. So I will still tip my hat to you.
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Haha, it's okay, I sure wouldn't mind, not at all XD But the acrylics are mixed so they're a bit watery, which brings the tendency to smudge, Thank you :hug:
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Fladam Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Thin paper for water colour paint must require the hand of true patience. I imagine you have that steadiness. Water colour paint is a tricky medium to master, so your success in this image will be a triumph of mind over matter, or paint over paper.
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Watercolour painting is hard to master, yes, and Chinese Painting (a bit similiar to watercolour but yet not quite), which was done for this one, is equally hard to grasp. This one was using Black Ink and acrylic colours with a style I have tried starting on last year. Thank you so much for your insightful comment, it means a lot to me. :hug::heart:
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Thankies~ :heart:
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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fernyday Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
you resemble girl from book : ' cathy's book'.
She always draws awesome pictures.
she always has great ideas.
like you.
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Awwwww thank you friend! :heart::hug: I'm was curious about "Cathy's Book" so I went net-hopping. Woah, the sketches there are lovely! I visited the 2 official websites too :) The story is a bit complicated =x haha but the artworks are the best things.
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
awesome work :clap:
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Thankies Jeff ~:heart:
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
you're very welcome :D
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is so lovely. I used to try Chinese painting too and it's a lot of fun.
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Certainly, with your level of skill in arts I'm sure you picked up the techniques really easily!
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
I wasn't nearly as good as you, but it was fun. You did a lovely job!
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Thank you :hug:
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Whatever it has taken you to get there, it was worth it. It's lovely and beautiful. Just think about what you will be able to do when you gain even more experience. Keep it up. I would love to see more of this style of painting. :-)
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Once again, thank you for your encouragement! :hug::heart: I still have so much to improve in this aspect
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
You said it! I went to a Chinese Calligraphy class and thought that was hard! :lol:
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Yeah, agreed, I really admire those who could produce such beautiful Chinese characters now that I know how hard it is
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I agree! :)
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
I find using watercolours difficult too.....but love them when they work!

A :love:ly painting!
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TranquilitySurreil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Yeap it takes some time to master the skill. :D Thanks for your compliments! :hug:
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