Chinese brush painting (sumi-e) in Brighton, UK
This is an original Chinese painting, or sumi-e art in another word of Plum Blossom in vase. Hand painted on double Xuan grass paper in freshly ground natural ink and mineral pigments.
Signed, dated and stamped with stone seals carved by myself which one bears my name, and another is a drawing of meditation.
Painted in my home studio Plum Blossom Ink Art.
This type of Chinese painting is called Sui Chao Qing Gong Tu 岁朝清供图. The artists paint this kind of paintings on 1st day of Chines lunar year to celebrate the new year and to wish the whole year a peace and auspicious year.
In the New Year's time , Chinese people like to decorate the house with flower arrangment, Bonsai, spring couplets, paper cuttings and paintings to brighten and bring the good energies to the house.
“岁朝清供图”是我国传统绘画题材中一个应时应景的画种, 它蕴涵丰富、寓意深邃、雅俗共赏, 给节日平添了吉庆祥和的气氛。 “岁朝”指农历正月初一,“岁之朝也”，有庆祝新的一年开始，并预报一岁平安吉庆之意。
“岁朝清供图”中的“清供”又称清玩, 包括金石、书画、古器、盆景等可供赏玩的文雅物品。元明之后, 又将瓷、铜、玉、石等各种古器物及花卉、果品归为清供物品。“岁朝清供图”就是将这些，尤其谐音含有吉祥之意的清供物品描绘渲染成图, 以祝贺新岁的到来, 寄托对美好生活的祝愿。而古人过年时，为美化家居环境，除了春联、剪纸、年画外，还时兴请人将岁朝图和吉祥图，挂于厅堂，以迎祥纳福，倍增喜气。”
I also added the calligraphy which is in regular and half cursive script. It is from a poem which was written by Qing dynasty artist Zheng Ban Qiao 郑板桥.
“插枝梅花就过年“ ：Get one branch of plum blossom in the vase then we are ready for the New Year.
I believe this subtle will add its mysterious oriental beauty while harmony, calmness and peace to any room in your home.
This is NOT a print or a reproduction, this is my original artwork.
Painting area 400mm x 300mm
Framing: You have options of framed unframed.
*Framed: In birch wooden frame
540mm x 540mm after framed
Packaging: the artwork will be sent in a big box or protective cardboard.
*Unframed: so you can choose your own style and size.
440mm x 340mm on a backed paper
Packaging: the artwork will be sent in a cardboard tube, carefully rolled with thin protective board.
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