Hongding/ink and color painting
I have always written some text beside my paintings starting from the fourth album of my work.
My purpose in writing these words is chiefly to record my thoughts at the time I made the painting, what I felt when I was painting, or even the process of making the painting. Afterwards, I felt that what I was writing was inadequate, and it often became a bit repetitious. As a consequence, I started adding some creative insights or words about my individual artistic philosophy. Although sometimes the text was not closely connected with the painting next to it, it still conveyed my feelings and thinking. This is how I preserve some tangible traces of my thinking.
I often discuss creative ideas and technique with my students in class, and I feel a bit of regret that I have never kept records of these discussions. There is more discussion in this album, and I’d like to put more in future albums, which will help attract more advice from experts and masters. ＠