Artist: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III
At the time of the New Year festival in winter, a most elegant and valued plum flower called “dong fen”（winter powder）will blossom. It is widely known to be the king of white plum blossoms. That is the subject of this painting by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. A strong contrast is presented by the graceful dense ink that was used to paint the tree trunk and the whiting used to from the flowers. The spatial effect of farness adds to the charm of the picture, providing the viewer with an awareness of both emptiness and form. A very special aspect of this painting is that the artist did not apply powerful, bold strokes of uneven contour and content. Rather, ink was applied through a gradual moistening process, manifesting the strong talent of the artist. This is extremely rare.
This plum blossom painting conveys a feeling of beauty and realism. The arrangement and structure of the branches, twigs and flowers prominently demonstrate the total proficiency of the artist in painting plum flowers, a proficiency that incorporates both ancient ways and novel ideas. Without this proficiency, it would be impossible to paint such lifelike flowers with such natural structures.
摘自：INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICA