|This still-life of potted flowers by Zhao Qian Xu is dazzling. The color composition is extremely thoughtful. The white flowers and the light blue background provide a perfect backdrop from which the beautiful oranges, yellows, and greens can burst from the page. The way that the bouquet fills out the center, reaching into all directions, gives the painting perfect balance. Its colors are so intensely bright, and it has such presence that it will light up any room.
Born in 1950, in Guangdong (Canton) Province, China, Zhao Qian Xu has painted more than 300 works, using oil, watercolor and other mediums. He is especially famous for his paintings of flowers. His work has been selected for display by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and has been collected internationally.
This is the smaller of two paintings with the same basic subject, but this one is slightly more abstract and the flowers are white; in the larger one the flowers are yellow. At 38 cm by 27 cm, it is small enough to ship framed and matted, and the price includes shipping for the piece framed and matted under glass.