Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 127.7cm ≈ 12½" x 50¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.5cm x 184.1cm ≈ 16" x 72½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
A rooster patrols under a lychee tree.
The title is 吉祥如意 or "Jí xiáng rú yì" which is a poetic way to say "Good Luck" or "Auspicious Wishes" in Chinese.
The characters following the title are simply the artist's signature and an indication that he painted it in 2010 at the Qing Feng studio.
This is a simple painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.
This artwork is completely hand-painted and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our workshop.
The artist's name is (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.