Pines Near and Far

Title: Pines Near and Far

Media: Chinese ink and watercolor on traditional hand-made hemp paper

Size: 11 x 17 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 amici memoriam

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



A color painting based on a black and white original by an unknown early Chinese artist. In the inscription is “amici memoriam” which is Latin for “in memory of an old friend” since I consider all the past artists of China as my friends. The creek is a little wider than the one behind my boyhood home, but still quite familiar.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.