Artwork Panel: 46.5cm x 68.5cm ≈ 18¼" x 27"
Silk/Brocade: 56cm x 124cm ≈ 22" x 48¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 65cm ≈ 25½"Information about caring for your 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:
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.