Chinese bird and flower paintings

The Chinese bulbul birds and bamboo: these birds are a symbol for happy couple living together till they are hundred years old.

The poppy Flowers 虞美人: poppy flower sounds like a name for a beauty in Chinese. Although sometimes with not very happy destiny (like the famous beauty Consort Yu).

The Blue Morning Glory flowers

Plumeria flower 鸡蛋花

Plumeria flowers 鸡蛋花

The Azaleas flower 杜鹃花

Poppy flowers



This is a copy of Song dynasty painting Poppy Flowers (虞美人图)This was my first painting in Chinese gongbi style (it means that the ink lines are drawn first and then are slowly put the colors). I spent about two weeks to practice the brush strokes to be able to draw the lines, and when it came to coloring, it felt like a new life was starting.