We are taking a family vacation during this Thanksgiving week. Anything you order now will be reserved for you, and shipped on Monday Nov 27th.
Artwork Panel: 31.7cm x 93cm ≈ 12½" x 36½"
Silk/Brocade: 40.4cm x 148.8cm ≈ 16" x 58½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.4cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
This is the roughly translated title of this wall scroll.
Close up view of the crane artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Here is a wonderful piece depicting two cranes silhouetted in the reeds.
This is a larger size wall scroll than we normally get from Xiao Meng.
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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Jan 13th, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.