We can not ignore the artist's unique skills in particular. On the one hand, he captures those rare and queer that others may not see and distinguish them from the reality and then reproduce them. Just like Wang Wei’s, “idea surpasses the earthly world, queerness comes from the pen”. On the other hand, works retain nothing that can be omitted, just as Matisse’s Notes, says: “Painting should include nothing that is useless, because useless thing is harmful to the performance of the feelings.” So Zhang writes the truth of art and the painter himself in the words “queer” is “refine”.
Through history, those who are good at painting are all very good at using his own pen more than ink. They master their works’ spirit, then the taste, then ease, then meaning and content. They also are familiar with the form and the method. Zhang Guiming painting can bring a feeling of twists and turns. He can touch a single thing but open a million. His absorbs the ease from earth and sky, he returns return to the non-pole for pole, he embattles by moving back as move forward. He adopts the natural method to refine his art, and brings real feelings into his art, and also resorts to the classics and read extensively about various methods.
Zhang Guiming finally jumps out the situation of passively imitation, and takes the opposite path, which can be seen as his awakening and high-spirit. So he can achieve the standard to his heart content when he sees mountain not as mountain, sees water not as water. He just takes water lily, camellia, bottle gourd, autumn leaf, fish etc as his wine bottle, to which he can pour his feelings, and by which he can see himself, not allowing other’s eyebrows and beards to grow there.