Sometimes the simplest looking things are the most difficult master. My “Black Chinese Orchid” is made up of ten strokes. The stem is one long bone stroke divided by lifting the brush as I painted. This is one of the most difficult paintings I have ever produced.
“Black Chinese Orchid” is one of the five “Gentlemen” topics that all Chinese brush artist wish to master. In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, are four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum.
Come visit John Eder’s Studio at Friday Night Art Walk at the Galleries at Sunset Center from 5:00 pm till everyone leaves! See you there!
Originals – Ink stick ground on ink stone on Hand Made Shuen Paper
Framing – Available
Signature – Yes
Year – 2017
Width – 18
Height – 20