Detailed Tension

Jingxian Xie is an artist working in Chinese Meticulous Painting. She combines different types of techniques into her own painting which include traditional Chinese painting, modern Chinese painting, and western oil painting. This combination creates art pieces with highly rich characteristics in individual pieces. Her art is well balanced, using line weight learned from traditional Chinese painting techniques to enhance the tension within a work. She has also been deeply influenced by western painting techniques, most notably in accurately adding shades in layers. Because of this, she is able to express different emotions in unique and highly detailed work.

Jingxian’s Meticulous Painting is only applied on Chinese treated rice paper, which is an extraordinarily thin paper with a very traditional, striated, and fine texture. This allows the paintings to evoke peaceful feelings. Because of the thinness of the chosen paper, each stroke is barely removable nor fixable; in essence, it is a highly meticulous process. To achieve a specific depth of appearance, colors have to accumulate through numerous layers. Every piece of work demands great patience in heart and takes extended time to finish. This diligence and care is necessary to achieve exquisite art with a profound conception and great spiritual depth.

29 in x 52 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

White Eagle. 29 in x 52 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

17.5 in x 32 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Koi Fish, 17.5 in x 32 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

18 in x 32 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Blue Butterfly & Blooming Peonies,18 in x 32 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

26 in x 43.5 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Zheng Player, 26 in x 43.5 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

30 in x 30 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Fight for, 30 in x 30 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

18 in x 22.2 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Await, 18 in x 22.2 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Crab & Teapot, 18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

Harvest, 18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

on Way Home, 18 in Shanmian, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

13in x 8 in

Look back, 13 in x 8 in, Chinese watercolor on treated rice paper

 

Artist contact email: doris.jxie@gmail.com

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