Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Plum Tree in Bloom" by Li Mahalik

Oil on Canvas, 40"x40"

Plum Blossom is also called Meihua. As I recall, it is the national flower of Taiwan, symbolizing perseverance, hope, beauty and purity. It stands for the principles and values of virtue because it blossoms in the cold winter. Meihua has been one of the favorite subjects for the poets and painters for thousands of years in China. Together with pine tree and bamboo, they were called "Three Friends of Winter".
I painted Plum Blossom a couple of times before never translating it as Meihua! This time I did a little research and realized how dumb I've been.
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