BIRDS OF PARADISE
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I'd been looking through a book of Chinese ink paintings, admiring the deft fluidity of the brushwork and their virtuosity. Their use of blank spaces as much as inked ones to deliver such true-feeling renderings...when it came to me that I'd like to attempt the same, only in my somewhat more reality-free palette. The title of this painting alludes as much to the floral color that inspired it as to the literal birds it depicts.