|Chinese Ancestor Portraits 2011|
by jojo sabalvaro-tan
Watercolor on Arches 140# watercolor paper
4.5" x 6.5"
Chinese Ancestor Portraits
|Examples of Chinese Ancestor Portraits|
Ancestor portrait painting gradually declined with the advent of photography.
These paintings were done in watercolor on 140# Arches watercolor paper. I also used gold gouache paint for accent. I matted the paintings to fit a standard 8" x 10" frame. On the painting of the female, I wrote the Chinese character for Harmony and on the male painting, the Chinese character for Happiness. since those characters go well with the marriage theme of the paintings. I am selling these on my Etsy shop and I thought they were going to be an excellent shower or wedding present and hope that they bring good fortune to the lucky couple who will receive it. It is also great as an all occasion gift and since the heritage of these paintings make them fit for any decor, be it traditional or modern, they are in tune with the mixed cultural styles popular today.
|Male Ancestor detail|
|Female Ancestor Detail|