For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 43.4cm x 44cm ≈ 17" x 17¼"
Silk/Brocade Border: 53.4cm x 54cm ≈ 21" x 21¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is the roughly translated title of this piece.
This painting depicts cranes as they listen to the sound of the water falling from a natural spring above. The piece emphasizes the purity of fresh water from the earth as well as the purity of nature itself.
This is painted on special rice paper with a silk matting/border. Painted with special Chinese black ink and water color.
Larger paintings from the Xiao Meng collection are available by special order. Let me know if you are interested.
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.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 6th, 2014
Gary's random little things about China:
If you order Peking Roast Duck, you should do so only in Beijing, China (anywhere else, it's just not the same).
A hot tip: Always ask how long it will take before the duck is served.
If they tell you any timeframe less than 30 minutes, change your mind and order the Kung Pao Chicken (Gong Bao Ji Ding) instead.
The reason: If they can serve Beijing Roast Duck in less than 30 minutes, that means you are getting "pre-cooked" duck.
If you have to "duck the duck", next time look for a restaurant with ducks hanging over an open wood fire.