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Among all Asian cultures, the crane has been a symbol of happiness and wisdom and longevity. Since the end of WWII, the folded paper cranes also came to symbolize a hope for good health and peace.
As I mentioned in the video this painting is a tribute to master Wu Guanzhong(吴冠中), who passed away on June 25, 2010 at the age of 91. Also, I would like to thank Linda Grace in New Mexico for her inspiring report of a cranes watch trip. I wish I could see Bosque del Apache myself someday. As I tried to demo in this video Master Wu's expressive contemporary Chinese painting style is very suitable to paint the cranes there.
(un-mounted. Mounting service is optional.)
1. Double Xuan rice paper
2. Hake Flat Brushes
3. Bottled Sumi Ink