Sunday, 10 February 2013

Happy Snake Year!


I celebrated Chinese New Year by painting some 'red envelopes'. In China red envelopes are New Year's gifts, people put some money in and give them to children, also bosses can give them to their subordinates. I really enjoyed painting these detailed images with tiny brush and gold paint, in addition to this snake I painted a peony, a plum tree, and two phoenix envelopes.

8 comments:

  1. Beautifuuullll. Any chance we will get to see the other ones?

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  2. I agree with Zyzanna, may we see the others? Please. This is one of the works of you most delicate that I have seen, my friend. I wish you a great year, balanced on health, love ... and money :)♥♫

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  3. Thanks Zyzanna & Roberto, I guess I have to post the other envelopes too... :-P

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  4. What a beautiful tradition! And a very exquisite drawing!:)

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  5. Red an gold - looks amazing!! Happy Snake Year to you!!

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  6. the delicacy of fine brush strokes.....
    it could not be more Chinese!

    How big the envelopes are?

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    1. They are quite small, about 16 cm x 10 cm.

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  7. Wonderful, Sasa and I wish you a happy Snake Year too.
    Lots of hisses from Paula

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