Painting: 31.5cm x 93.3cm ≈ 12½" x 36¾"
Silk Scroll: 40.8cm x 149.7cm ≈ 16" x 59"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.8cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
This is the roughly translated title of this piece
This is a larger size wall scroll than we normally get from Xiao Meng.
Close up view of the crane artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
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This beautiful piece has a bit of fantasy in its heart. The vivid blue sky seems to belong to the night as a tree weighs heavy with blossoms above the watchful eyes of two cranes.
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) with then mounted to a hand-made silk scroll.
Chen Wei-Ling puts the finishing touch signature
on the beautiful Asian Artwork that
she and her husband created for me.
This hand-painted artwork is from the
The artists of this collection are actually a married couple who travel around China together looking for subjects to paint. Their real names are Chen Yong Ping and Chen Wei Ling but they sign all of their work under the single pen name Xiao Meng.
They work as a team on most of these paintings. One of them does the background and the other will handle the detail work on each painting.
The artists take great pride in the fact that they have developed their own unique painting style which they call "hazy painting" (this is roughly translated - it sounds better in Chinese).
They use a combination of "freehand style" and "elaborate style" in their paintings. The background is done using broad fast strokes and spray with very thin paint. The foreground (cranes) are done with a lot of detail using a delicate technique with a very fine brush.
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Aug 27th, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.