Soft Sounds of Wind

Title: Soft Sounds of Wind

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

Size: 17 x 11 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 amici memoriam

Seals: Lu (upper left, below inscription), Kesi (upper right), Made in USA (lower left)



Color painting based on a black and white original by an unknown early Chinese artist in order to learn from his style. 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. Inscribed: “Soft sounds of wind through the trees mingles with the stench from the factory next door.” The inscription is mine and not on the original.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.