Chinese brush painting (sumi-e) in Brighton, UK
This is an original Chinese painting, or sumi-e art in another word of winter Plum Blossom and blue bird. Hand painted on double Xuan rice paper backed on silk scroll in freshly ground natural ink and mineral pigments.
Signed, dated and stamped with stone seals carved by myself which one bears my name, one means best wishes and another is a drawing of meditation.
Painted in my home studio Plum Blossom Ink Art.
If there is a flower that instantly is associated with orient, it is the Plum blossom. To me and other Chinese people living abroad, it is also associated with childhood memories.
Plum blossom has been filled with meaning and mystery. Plum blossoms blooms at the end of winter, and with this, they are called the herald of spring. They also symbolise perseverance, hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the fleeting nature of life because how they can possibly blooming during the cold winter.
I have added a well-known plum blossom poem calligraphy writing on top of the painting. The poem is by Tang dynasty poet Wang Wei.
"You, who came from my hometown, can surely tell me hometown news.
The day you left, in front of the wooden carved window, had the winter plum blossom bloomed as yet? "
Translation in modern Chinese language:-
Is't it beautiful?
This is NOT a print or a reproduction, this is my original artwork.
Silk Scroll: Length 1150mm， or 45.28"
Width 400mm，or 15.75“
Framing: You don't need a frame. You can just hang it on a hook. Then it can be stored easily by scroll in up and tie it with the ribbon.
It is ideal to hang it with another silk scroll as a pair. Here is the link for my another silk scroll.
Packaging: the artwork will be sent in a cardboard tube.
Delivery: free in the UK. Please allow 5-7 days. Please email email@example.com to ask about shipping costs for international delivery.
Gift options: if you are sending the artwork to someone else as a gift, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know. I will wrap it beautifully before dispatch.