Hood River

“The bridge across the Columbia River at Hood River, Oregon—the river too calm today for windsurfing.”

Based on a black and white illustration in the Chinese Ming dynasty “Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting.” I like to copy ancient paintings for the sake of practice, colorize them (most old Chinese landscape paintings are in black and white), and sometimes add something—like this title—that updates them. Except for the style of the bridge, this could just as easily be the Columbia River Gorge where I grew up as somewhere in old China.

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  • Material: Chinese ink and color on paper
  • Date: 2017
  • Inscription: The bridge across the Columbia River at Hood River, Oregon—the river too calm today for windsurfing. Based on a sketch in the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of painting. Completed in the year of the Fire Chicken 2017 by Lu Kesi .
  • Seal: Lu Kesi (upper right under inscription); [deyi] (lower right)

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