Special Birds Painted from Life
This painting was for Huang Ju Bao, Huang Quan's eldest son as an example for learning (Chinese) painting. All the birds and insects are very real, with accurate colors, and are similar to German artists' sketches of the nature. Huan Quan must have observed very carefully.
Winter Forest and Overlapping Sand Banks
By Dong Yuan
Color on silk
This painting shows the special painting technique of Dong Yuan. The objects in it look more scattered and moist. It brings out the misty weather and the lakes and rivers of Jiangnan in a very natural way.