Painting: 46.5cm x 68.5cm ≈ 18¼" x 27"
Silk Scroll: 56cm x 124cm ≈ 22" x 48¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 65cm ≈ 25½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the dragon artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
To break down the artist's title:
Shen = Godly
Long = Dragons
Xi = Play with / Revel in
Shui = Water
This artist's name is Li Yu-Jun from near Jinan City in the Shandong Province of Northern China. She was born in 1963 and started painting at an early age. Taking inspiration from famous artists of China in the beginning, she honed her skills and developed her own style over the years.
While she has dabbled in many subjects, her specialties are dragons as well as birds & flowers.
It was only by chance that I found her. I was seeking some new styles of dragons finding out just how hard it is to find good dragon artists. I happened to mention my dragon art frustrations to the manager of the gallery in Jinan that handles Yin Yi-Qiu's artwork (my favorite tiger artist). She immediately knew the perfect artist for what I was seeking. We arranged all the details for what I was looking for, and a month later several wonderful paintings were ready for mounting.
This dragon painting was done on high-quality xuan paper (often called rice paper). To get the deep and vibrant colors that you see, the artist had to paint in multiple layers (only the best xuan paper can be used for this technique - otherwise the colors would become muddy).
It takes a long time to complete one of these paintings with all of the painstaking detail.
When finished, and delivered to our studio in Beijing, it was mounted by hand to the silk scroll that you see above.
This item was listed or modified
Jan 13th, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
As the Chinese Government prepares Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, here are some related facts:
More than 200 new hotels are being built in Beijing.
Almost 100 miles of new subway and local transit rail lines are being laid.
Hundreds of miles of new and improved highways are being built.
Almost 100,000 billboard signs have been put up to encourage Chinese people to be friendly to foreigners (and to stop spitting in public).
Beijing taxi drivers have been ordered to learn basic landmark and navigational English.
From the construction associated with the 2008 Olympics, The Three-Gorges Dam project, and other construction in China, there is a worldwide shortage of concrete and steel.
Because of the Para-Olympics, all new subway lines in Beijing are incorporating elevators making Beijing more accessible to disabled people than ever before.
Beijing's skies are usually gray by nature. In years past, on the days when the clouds clear, the sky was brown with pollution.
But in preparations for the Olympics along with a new public enthusiasm for environmental issues, gross-polluting vehicles have been banned by the Chinese Government.
So for the last few years, when the clouds clear over Beijing, blue sky can be seen for the first time in decades.