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Note: Some of the pictures displayed in this section come, as shown, framed and matted.  The dimensions are approximate and represent the outer dimensions of the frame, if they are framed.  All prices include shipping to the U.S. or Europe.
Catalogue Number   Price   Approximate size (1 cm = 0.4 inch) Button
Evening Wind by Jin Ming Lee 640. Wind in the Evening, original watercolor painting by Li Jin Ming (1983)

It is dusk, in the summertime, in Dongguan, and the people, in the background can be seen taking up the planks of their walkway to the shore: a security method of the time.  It is a beautiful scene with a hint of Chinese tradition with the thin leafy branches coming into the scene from the left.

We offer several works by Jin Ming Lee (Jin Ming Li), in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line.  To see our current offerings, just click on: Jin Ming Lee Page.
  $900   21.5x17.5cm  
Wheat Bouquet, Chinese hand-embroidery 199. Wheat Bouquet: Xiang Xiu hand embroidered portrait

This simple Xiangxiu style Chinese hand-embroidered image of a bouquet of wheat shafts is so lifelike that you might think that it is one of those cutesy, folksy real bouquets of wheat under glass that I always saw for sale for the tourists when I lived in the country, in Bucks and Lancaster Counties, in Pennsylvania. 

The detail is so intense that it even appears that there is a shadow from the wheat on the background, as if it really is a real bouquet under glass, but it is not: it's just highly-detailed and extremely well-done embroidery art.  The ribbon, too, has light and shadow worked into its presentation to make it look fluffy and real.  Although it may appear simple, at first sight, because it is such a highly detailed work of embroidery art, it actually takes a whole three months of working day and night to complete.   Matted and framed under glass it measures 93 cm x 70 cm.  Because of the size, it will be dismantled and shipped, rolled, for you to have re-stretched on your end.

To see more of the Xiangxiu style embroidery art, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, online, please, visit the Xiangxiu Embroidery Page.

  $699   93x70cm  
Paris Dreams: painting by Ri Dong Ou 110. Paris Dream: original oil painting on canvas by Ri Dong Ou

This is a whimsical, yet telling painting about the aspirations of both Chinese artists and others.  China is only getting to know the outside world over the last two decades, and the knowing is coming slowly.  Part of that naive curiosity is also because the trends, in Western art, fashion, and other things, had been seeping into China for centuries, then, were cut off when the rest of the world was cut off from China, during the middle of last century.  Going to Paris, a place that the Chinese man on the street might dream of but could never begin to put a face on, is something that most artists and other Chinese people could only imagine.

We liked the playfulness of this large painting and its deeper symbology.  Ri Dong Ou has chosen to specialize in pop culture and social commentary art, in many of his paintings, which are always larger than life, in a number of ways.

For more art by Ri Dong Ou (Ou Ri Dong), available through the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please visit the Ri Dong Ou Page.
  $7,000   160x160cm  
Still life Fish: painting by Xin Ming Xuan 658. Still Life with Fish: original oil painting on canvas by Xin Ming Xuan

This still life of fish reminds us of one done, many years ago, by Jian Bai Xu, which we also have in the gallery.  It is a typical theme for painters, especially in coastal areas of China or the rest of the world.  Moreover, it is a natural theme for Xin Ming Xuan (Xuan Xin Ming) since most of his paintings have the sea, the beach, or the people who live and work by the sea, as their topics.

For more of the art of Xin Ming Xuan, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line, please, visit the Xin Ming Xuan Page.
  $5,200   70x60cm  
Brother and Sister, painting by Tang Haiguo 746. Brother and Sister, original oil painting portrait by Tang Haiguo

To see more of the art of Tang Hai Guo, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, on-line, please visit the Tang Hai Guo Page.
  $4,500   120x120cm  
Morning on the Zhujiang by Li Jin Ming    Morning on the Zhujiang River, original watercolor painting by Jin Ming Lee (1983)

In the freedom of expression and experimentation that Li felt in the decade of the 1980ís, he sought to give this painting the feel of a print.  The colors are more from an expressionistic palette.  It is a scene of old Guangzhou, as seen from south of the Zhujiang River near the Renmin Bridge.  In the left-hand corner, we see the old Customs House with is clock tower, followed by the Nanfang Building with its own tower, and the famous Aiqun Hotel building where I spent many a weekend when I first moved to the area.  Up river, is the Haiyin Bride, near where our gallery is located, today.  Old wooden ferry boats ferry people up, down and across the river, much like more modern ones do, in the present day, but the view has changed, substantially, sine back then.  Now, there are a number of other bridges separating the two, in the painting; the little houses on the north shore are gone, and skyscrapers loom in the background.

We offer several works by Jin Ming Lee (Jin Ming Li), in the Leona Craig Art Gallery on-line.  To see our current offerings, just click on: Jin Ming Lee Page.
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