Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han
River Han

Chinese Orchid - Art by River Han

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Chinese Orchid, Art by River Han printed on Giclée Hahnemühle Bamboo. 

In Chinese culture, it represents integrity, nobility and friendship, all of which are virtues of a perfectly cultured gentleman and scholar. 

The Chinese orchid has a very unique fragrance, light, sweet and soothing. The flowers in bloom would last for several months, elegant and not showy. 

Painting Chinese orchid is challenging, not only from the composition between the flowers and the leaves but also because every brush stroke needs to be final. No correction or change is acceptable. However, the end results are very often gratifying. 

The calligraphy for the poem was written in semi-cursive script style (行書). I am including the typed Chinese characters in the calligraphy for reference. 

紫荃丹心兩三叢
生長髙山雨露中
移載家園冬過後
托根瓊地舞春風

乙未仲秋

相子韓瑞華題時年七十又三

Below is my translation: 

Beautiful orchid with purple stems and flower petals 
Used to grew high in the mountains, nourished by morning dew 
Since I moved it to my garden and replanted after last winter 
Root has taken to the soil- and the flowers are now waving in the spring breeze 

Painted and calligraphy in mid-autumn of 2015





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