|Title: MIDDLE KINGDOM
Image Size: 32.125 W x 29.5 H
Paper Size: 32.75 W x 30.125 H (unframed) Available
Artist's Proofs: 10
Printer's Proofs: 3
From towering cliffs plunging to the Yangtze River, to gentle lotus floating on the serene lake of Hang Zhou, to the sun-drenched beaches of Hainan province, to the lush palm tree lined shored of the Wanquan River to the snow-covered Tibetan peaks, to the swirling sands of the expansive Gobi desert… these are the jewels of the “Middle Kingdom” or China. Once seen, you are forever a captive of its mystical charms. Even the sun seems to burn brighter and the moon clearer. Truly, a magical kingdom whose existence proves there must be a greater power.
Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic paints on heavy hand-made French watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in a mixture of melted archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, with hand-gilded Sun in the upper right-hand corner, bordered with wood panels covered with Yixing plaster and sculpted with 17th – 18th century Asian fabric stamps and chops, adorned at top right with a mid-1800’s Chinese pagoda charm, accented with a tassel from a late 1800’s Uzbekistan horse trapping, all mounted onto archival museum board.
Notes on Giclée:
1. The flower blossoms are hand-embellished by the Artist with palette knife and brush using 12 acrylic paint colors.
2. The mountains have accent embellishments applied by the Artist with brush using 2 acrylic paint colors.
3. The upper right “Sun” is embellished using gilt cream.
Printed using archival inks on water resistant fine art canvas.
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