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Catalogue Number Price   Approximate size
(1 cm=0.4 inch)
Women and their toys, painting by Liang Yi Er   Women and their toys, original oil painting by Liang Yi Er   $3,000   50x60cm  
"Haystack and Mountain", painting by Meng Liu 117. Haystack and Mountain: original oil painting on canvas by Meng Liu (1997)

The haystack has been an object of studies for many artists, beginning, at least, with the Impressionists, particularly, Monet.  I have even owned several others, in the past, by American Impressionists: one by the 19th century artist, Daniel Santry, and another by the 20th century artist, Eliot Clark; I also own another one, now, by Dapu (
Ai Min Zhang).  The Santry painting was dark and serious, using golds and dark reds.  The Clark painting had more of an Impressionist's bright-colored palette with a bright almost electric-blue sky with yellow streaks from a setting sun.  This one by Meng Liu goes even more towards the both Impressionist's palette and technique.  He uses colors that are more to the green-blue-red-violet part of the palette, and it is done in an intricate, almost pointillist style.  Moreover, while most of the haystack works that we have seen have the haystack, somehow, dominating the scene, in this one, the haystack is placed in front of a mountain, appearing as a smaller repetition of the mountain, or is it the other way around. 

We have several other works by Meng Liu (Liu Meng), in the Leona Craig Art Gallery.  To see other works by him, just click on:
Meng Liu Page
  $750   13x10⅝in
Window Sill, painting by Shen Jian Wei 795. Window Sill, original oil painting by Jianwei Shen

Shen's specialty is realism, and he seems to find the most challenges for realistic paintings are the intricate patterns and minute details of flowers and the interesting situations presented by fish in agitated water. 

In this painting of flowers on a window sill, you can see the details in the texture and fold of the petals and in the stamen and pistil of the flower.

To see more of the art of Shen Jianwei, please visit the
Jian Wei Shen Pages.
  $27,000   150x113cm  
Steppingstones: hand-embroidered picture 135. Steppingstones: Chinese Xiang Xiu hand-embroidered landscape 

In this beautiful scene, we see a mother crossing a steppingstone path through a stream.  She has a umbrella in one hand, a basket in the other, and she is carrying a baby on her back, papoose-style, by wrapping a blanket around the baby and herself and tying it in front, as is still quite traditional, in China.  In the detailed shot, you can see ripples in the stream, as if something from a tree has dropped into the water.  The rocks show light and shadow textures, the knotty old tree, framing the center, is so lifelike, and the tall grass on the hill is windswept.  Then, the path continues up a hill out of sight to bring your eye to take in the whole scene.  The composition is beautiful and the detail makes it extraordinary.  It is done in the so-called Xiangxiu style of Chinese embroidery.  It comes matted and framed, 62 wide x 52 high cm.

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

  $400   62x52cm  
Nude: painting by Xue Sheng Tan 123. Nude: original oil painting by Xue Sheng Tan (1963)

This is one of only a few portraits that we have in our gallery by Tan.  Moreover, for this one portrait, Tan has tried his hand at nude portraiture. 

Trained by Lin Feng Mian (Feng Mian Lin), from among the original artists who brought modern Western oil painting styles to China, in the early part of the 20th century, Tan tends to be impressionistic with simplistic honesty, in his style.

Here we have a painting of a nude woman, standing against an aging wall.  She is not some ideal of perfection but a simple study in the human body.  It may also be a picture of the drabness of communist life, in the 1960's, in China.
  $26,000   61.5x40.5cm  
Opening Fowers, xiangxiu hand embroidery   Opening Flowers, xiangxiu hand embroidery from Hunan, China

To see more of the Xiangxiu style embroidery art, included in the Leona Craig Art Gallery, online, please, visit the Xiangxiu Embroidery Page.
  $400   20x28cm  
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