Orchid 85 Chinese Brush Painting by River Han
Orchid and Plum Blossom, Art by River Han printed on Giclée Hahnemühle Bamboo.
In Chinese culture, orchid 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.
Red plum tree blossoms most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance. Their fragrance pervades the air at even the coldest times of the year. Therefore, the plum blossom came to symbolize perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, and purity.