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Sweet Solitude by MayFong Sweet Solitude by MayFong
I completed this painting before my trip to Canada last week. I finally have time to post it now.

She is playing an ancient Chinese harp (or konghou). It went extinct sometime in the Ming Dynasty (13681644), but was revived in the 20th century. The shape of the modern version of the instrument does not resemble the ancient one, rather, it resembles a Western harp. [link]

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:iconmaricoll:
MariColl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful May. Do you have this one for print sale?
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MayFong Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Maria!
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GreatFangirlMizu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I saw a music video with a chinese song on it and the girl in the one shot was wearing something like this and was playing a harp a lot like that one-where you inspired by that by any chance?
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MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, actually I used a photo reference that I found online.  
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GreatFangirlMizu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
hm maybe a photo from the music video! XD
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just too beautiful not to favorite. :heart:
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again! :woohoo:
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AKRine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am very impressed. Your work is gorgeous!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmarin6960:
marin6960 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
beautiful work
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmarin6960:
marin6960 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
beautiful work
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Amazing work
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MayFong Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Oh May! This is beautiful! :love: Well done my very talented friend! :heart:
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MayFong Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very eye-catching, I love the spring colors, really helps the mood. I dont know, but something about her face reminds me of Jessica Alba lol
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I see the slight resemblance, too. :love:
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^.^
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OutworldSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!!!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful May!
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MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear Karen! :hug:
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AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have featured this image in my journal: [link] :heart:
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MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature. :love:
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AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :D
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
[link] Your wonderful art work has been featured in my August 2012 Journal.
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MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Andy.
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LadyPirotessa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Love Love This!!!!
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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tupilak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student
I have always been an admirer of the quality and tone of music from the Celtic harp (played by Alan Stivell and other masters) which has led me to listen to various instruments of old. I can only wonder what this elegant konghou would sound like when played by an accomplished musician. Perhaps in your art gallery it should be playing while viewing this lovely painting? I particularly like the back lighting in this piece. Time to research the sound of the konghou!
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Music from the Celtic harp is indeed beautiful. Thank you for the fine suggestion for my 'art gallery'! :)
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tupilak Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student
Just an update: After some research and listening to a variety of amazing artists playing different versions of the Konghou I am a confirmed fan of the versatility and wide range of this wonderful instrument! :)
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MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! :hug:
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Artist-Anas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
something is not right...
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok...
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great piece as usual May:heart:
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Giselle.
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iJohnPK Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Wonderful!!
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Fantastic and exquisite work!

Syl
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again! :)
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful work as usual :)
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
your welcome :)
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staatsf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
lovely May!
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MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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