Today I would like to show you a super long scroll painting I completed in 1994, some 23 years ago! This particular scroll is an absolute one-off - it is 6m long by 42cm in width!
By this time, I had already been painting peonies for more than 30 year, so I used this painting to showcase the techniques and style I have developed over the years. For the peonies, I mixed powder paint with water - this enabled me to depict the delicate and translucent nature of the petals, which were then finely outlined. This is based on classic Lingnan style, but with my own twist.
I have included 10 types of peonies here, some depicted growing among cliff boulders, and some growing on river beds next to meandering waterfalls. Enjoy!
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I have a passion for Chinese poetry, whether they originate from an ancient era (eg. Sung and Tang Dynasties) or are of a more modern genre. Their brilliance lies in their ability to evoke different moods and emotions. As a result, they lend themselves well as the subject of my calligraphy, which of course is an important part of my repertoire. Here are some examples that I want to share with you today.