It is still very difficult to use traditional Japanese paint to display diverse floral colors on a porcelain. For this “Ten Thousand Flowers” motif, I used the meticulous gosai technique on a foundation of detailed qinghua painting to express not only the beautiful colors but also the fragrance and elegance of flowers. A diverse variety of flowers are brought together on this piece, which are based upon the many sketches I drew as I strolled around different mountains and fields during different seasons. The name “Ten Thousand Flowers” is derived from the image of many butterflies dancing over myriad flowers.
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