Peony Blooms, 2021
Artist: Barbara Rizza Mellin
About the Artwork: Two Peony flowers and several buds gracefully lean in a slight arch across the handmade paper in this horizontal image. The flowers were created using a single bamboo brush and traditional Chinese Brush painting technique. The goal is to capture the essence of the flowers, not a botanical record. The artist has signed the work with her name and chop in red ink.
Media: Sumi ink & Chinese watercolor on handmade Nujabi paper with four deckle edges
Dimensions: 30” wide by 15” tall