I've just finished my first plate and I'm so happy with the result. Well, one of my good friends is my teacher for this china paintings and without her good instruction, this large plate would never have been completed. It took four steps in all. I've started from pale colors on a background and flowers first and sent a plate into a electric kiln at my friend and at the next time I drew flowers adding some more details using a bit dark colors and sent it to the kiln and repeated this two more times until I finished drawing flowers. Unlike the European paintings represented in Meissen works, my friend explained this drawing belonged to the American style. I liked the whole soft images of the flowers. Glad I've done with it. Now I'm very interested in learning china paintings at classes by a professional teacher. Maybe I've got to find and get more information from my friend.