Monthly Archives: May 2013

Specific trees: painting pine

Because pine is an evergreen, the Chinese consider it to be a symbol of longevity.  Together with plum blossom and bamboo, pine is commonly included in paintings honoring the New Year and the three are called Friends of the New … Continue reading

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Pursuit of the ‘sublime’ (painting magnolia)

The dandelion was my father-in-law’s favorite flower.   The first one he spied bravely peeping through the grass on the south-facing, sunny side of some lawn while out on a spring walk cheered him tremendously. He was even reluctant to mow … Continue reading

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