[Explanation] Sitting in front of the desk, Xie Xinmiao looked attentively, holding a pen to carefully outline the pattern on the drawing paper, the ancient banyan in the sky, the mottled shadow of the tree, the whole work is vivid.

Xie Xinmiao, 47 years old this year, has been teaching fine arts in a middle school for 26 years.

In the past five years, he has used the most common pen and paper to create more than 100 pen drawings.

On July 6, the reporter interviewed Xie Xinmiao.

  [Concurrent] Xie Xinmiao, director of the Ministry of Publicity and Education of the Museum of Minhou County, Fujian Province and pen painter Xie Xinmiao

  The gray tiles on the white wall and the cracks on the wall, as well as the shadow of the tree projected on the white wall, give us a feeling that time is passing. Only the truth can move people. Then the landscape paintings I paint now, Basically, most of them are based on the ancient house.

  [Explanation] Mountain fields, small bridges and running water; farmers carrying water, children rolling iron hoops, etc. These common life scenes in the past, Xie Xinmiao has carefully restored them on his drawing paper.

In his early years, Xie Xinmiao studied Chinese painting. Because he had a soft spot for old buildings, he tried to use pen to be realistic and painted several old buildings in Cangshan, Fuzhou.

In an exhibition, these pen paintings were well received by the audience, and he began to switch to a relatively niche pen painting creation.

  [Concurrent] Xie Xinmiao, director of the Ministry of Publicity and Education of the Museum of Minhou County, Fujian Province and pen painter Xie Xinmiao

  Because of its age, it makes us young people have a sense of distance from it. Therefore, when I create these pen drawings, I pay attention to some interesting things that we have experienced when we were young, young or in the past. His activities integrate it into the picture, so that the ancient house also adds more life to it, makes the old cultural relics add a fresh life to it, and also draws the distance between our audience and the painting.

  [Explanation] Xie Xinmiao must first determine the theme every time before starting to create, and after careful conception and collection of materials, he begins to write.

Pen painting cannot be splashed with ink and color on a large scale like freehand Chinese painting, nor can it be painted and modified. It can only use solid basic skills and peaceful mentality, using various line strokes, through interspersed combinations, to portray the shape, mood and emotion of the scene. .

Xie Xinmiao told reporters that the creation process of pen drawings is very hard. For small paintings of eight sizes, each one takes 3-7 days.

  [Concurrent] Xie Xinmiao, director of the Ministry of Publicity and Education of the Museum of Minhou County, Fujian Province and pen painter Xie Xinmiao

  Basically, before painting, the complete rendering of your entire painting has been presented in your mind. Then, in this case, we can express the painting very freely.

  [Explanation] As a cultural and cultural worker, Xie Xinmiao hopes that through artistic creation, the old cultural relics and cultural preservation units can show a unique taste, artistic conception and beauty.

Over the years, his works have taken scenery, ancient architecture, folklore, etc. as themes, showing historical features from multiple angles.

  [Concurrent] Xie Xinmiao, director of the Ministry of Publicity and Education of the Museum of Minhou County, Fujian Province and pen painter Xie Xinmiao

  There are ancient houses with stories, and paintings with stories. I hope that there are stories behind the paintings, which makes the paintings more connotative. Then, after seeing them, our audience will know that this painting is not only a landscape painting, but behind the painting. There are so many aspects of the humanities, history, folk customs and so on that carry too much of our local Fuzhou. As a literary and art worker, you have to spend more time digging and researching in it. Creation, let us create more and better works for our friends, let everyone pay attention to understand our cultural relics, understand our context, and let each of us be the inheritor of our local culture.

  [Explanation] In addition to creation, Xie Xinmiao often gives office benefit lectures in the museum, sharing his creative experience with painting lovers and young people. In his opinion, for the younger generation, they have cultivated traditions in their hearts since childhood. The roots of culture are particularly important. As a literary and art worker, he is also practicing, based on the local soil and traditional culture, creating more grounded works.

  Reporter Wu Shengwei reports from Fuzhou, Fujian

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]

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