Chinese ink on paper
7.4 x 9.6 in
This early painting is done in the style of the Chinese brush paintings. It has bold brush strokes and simple lines in black ink like Chinese art since the Song Dynasty.
The red Chinese stamp is “David” in Chinese (DaWei 大伟) in Han Dynasty characters. The Chinese seal (Chinese artist signature stamps) is the traditional way of authenticating Chinese art.
The Chinese ink painting is done in a series of washes building up layers of depth and contrast in the final black ink.
“This painting of ZhenZhen was painted in Jiaozuo, Henan, China. It is an ink portrait and is stamped with my name in Han characters. Jiaozuo is a rapidly developing city in Henan. It is near Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan.
“ZhenZhen is a great friend, quite a foodie, and we enjoyed many delicious meals together.”
Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.
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