For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 48.6cm x 48.1cm ≈ 19" x 19"
Silk/Brocade Border: 58.6cm x 58.1cm ≈ 23" x 22¾"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
Qing Feng Ya Yun
This painting features a little blue kingfisher bird among lilies and lotus flowers.
The artist's name is (Wang ShuoSheng). He's from near Jinan city, the capital of Shandong Province. He's a friend and associate of the now-retired Qin Xia (a famous bird and flower artist that we used to represent before her retirement).
This is an "free-hand style" painting which features rapid loose strokes, orchestrated just right to portray birds, flowers, etc. While the painting takes less than a half-hour to complete, the technique takes many years to master.
This painting was created on xuan paper (rice paper) which has been mounted to a silk matting/border. The artist used special Chinese black ink and watercolor.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 8th, 2013
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.