Mustard Seed Waterfall

Waterfall

Mustard Seed Waterfall This painting by Lu Kesi, based on a black and white illustration from the Ming Dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, was originally created as practice. It was later used as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. When […]

Bridge by a Village

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Bridge by a Village A color painting based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. The background mountains were used as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. Click on the image to view […]

Hood River

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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 […]

Grandpa, Tell Me Again

Grandpa tell me again

Grandpa, Tell Me Again “Grandpa, tell me again about when you were a boy and there were leaves on the trees.” Painted by Lu Kesi and based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Material: Chinese ink and color on paper Size: Date: 2017 Inscription: “Grandpa, […]

A Man’s World

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A Man’s World “It’s great to be a man in a man’s world! Able to take a leak outdoors any time you please.” Created by Lu Kesi  and based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. The original showed a man on a bridge fishing but, […]

Say What?

SayWhat

Say What? A painting by Lu Kesi based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Material: Chinese ink and color on paper Date: 2016 Seal: Kesi (center left under signature), Lu Kesi (lower right)

Takeout

Takeout

Takeout “What took you so long to get here with our order?” A painting by Lu Kesi based on a black and white illustration from the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Material: Chinese ink and color on paper Date: November 2016 Inscription: “What took you so long to get here with our […]

Urban Development

UrbanDevelopment

Urban Development “Over there we’re putting in the casino, and behind us will go high-rise condos.” A painting by Lu Kesi based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Material: Chinese ink and color on paper Size: 16.5 x 12.5 inches Date: November 2016 Inscription: “Over […]

The Grow

TheGrow

Protecting the Grow A painting by Lu Kesi based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Material: Chinese ink and color on paper Date: 2017 Inscription: “Protecting the grow.” Lu Kesi 2017.  Based on a sketch in the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of painting Seal: Lu […]