Paddleboarding on the River

Material: Chinese ink and watercolor on paper with traditional paper backing

Date: 2018

Inscription: Lu Kesi pinxit 2018 in memoriam Mei Qing

Seal: Lu (upper left), Kesi (lower right)

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A small color painting based on an original by the Qing dynasty Chinese painter Mei Qing (梅清 c1623–1697) as a way to learn from his style. In the original a scholar stands on the bridge; I substituted the paddleboarder. “Pinxit” in the inscription is Latin for “painted by” and is often found on early American and European paintings. The number in the lower left is from a former inventory system.