a trio of chinese ink paintings on Xuan paper, size 40cmx 75cm.
commissioned by Geoff and Lesly Broome.
the creatures and plants are chosen to match the three qualities and the seasons, each with its respective 7 words' verse to convey the blessings and well-wishing.
the chinese captions read:
and their translations:
magpie and plum blossoms declare a glad tidings!
dragonfly and lotus endure a sizzling summer...
pine tree and cranes dwell together a long lifetime.
the other columns are the date when the paintings are made and my alias as well as signature seal.
, let me introduce to you two masters of chinese ink painting here in dA.
no matter how powerful digital painting program can become and how close they could mimic paint, they can never do the same thing like water and soot roaming freely on xuan paper.