This is a cute oil painting I created recently! I was inspired by my little garden—it has many kinds of flowers and plants which become homes for little birds. In the summer, my little garden has so many guests it's like a party!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to its size, this painting will ship un-stretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are just to give a sense of how the work will look as a finished piece.

- Jingshen You


Oil painting on unstretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x .1" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



Jingshen You
Xiamen, China

Getting to Know Jingshen

Flowers have long been used in both Western and Eastern art as a symbol of joy and beauty. Jingshen You blends a traditional Chinese style with European Impressionism to capture the ethereal beauty of nature. With muddled, relaxed shapes that mirror the effect of ink or watercolor paints, his sunflowers and water lilies are rendered in a quick, loose style. The work is soft, cool, and atmospheric. Water lilies are stacked on top of each other, floating and dripping across the canvas. Their delicate disarray is lighthearted and whimsical. The sunflowers flank a small trail heading off into the horizon, inviting the viewer into the scene. Jingshen’s inspiration comes from his Chinese culture, and his father who was also an artist. His work exudes a strong sense of pride and appreciation for his heritage. However, the flowers represent a universal simplicity. Jingshen chooses flowers as his subject matter because they make him happy, and this simple joy is projected in the paintings.