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Venice Series

The Venice Series

"When I first set foot in the city of Venice, I was totally stunned: before me was not just a city, but a living entity. Each square, each bridge, and each building there is as unique as each leaf on tree; one cannot find even two bricks alike, because each of them embodies an ancestor's talent, imagination, and creativity, and therefore, is alive. I could hear the breath of the city in the sound of wooden oars stroking the quiet ripples in the canals; I could feel it's heartbeats in the ringing of church bells, that divine sound which floats from hundreds of church towers day and night throughout the city; I could even see the flow of life through the city's arteries, in the elegant S-shaped Grand Canal and other criss-crossing roads of water that have nurtured the city and its people for centuries. But what is more amazing, each cell of the city seems to emanate a spirit, as though baptized by the rich history of nearly 1500 years. I only wish my experience of the soul and the spirit of Venice may also touch your mind and heart--through my canvas."................ - Cao Yong -
 

Thoughts of Amsterdam

Image Size: 24" x 30"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 95 Signed and Numbered plus 15 Artist Proof




A Quiet Moment

Image Size: 12" x 16"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 95 Signed and Numbered plus 15 Artist Proof




Pretty Life in Monterosso

Image Size: 24" x 48"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 750 Signed and Numbered plus 75 Artist Proof


Image Size: 18" x 36"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 950 Signed and Numbered plus 95 Artist Proof



Moonlight in Vernazza

Image Size: 24" x 48"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 750 Signed and Numbered plus 75 Artist Proof

(AP Sold Out)

Image Size: 18" x 36"
Archival Giclee on Canvas
Limited Edition of 950 Signed and Numbered plus 95 Artist Proof
(AP Sold Out)



The Departing Cat

Archival Print on Canvas

Image size: 18" x 24"
Edition of 190 plus 19 Artist Proofs




Ponte Di Rialto

Image size: 20" x 30"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 950 plus 150 Artist Proofs

Image size: 28" x 42"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 750 plus 120 Artist Proofs




Venetian Sunset

Venetian Sunset --- invites you to gaze at the rainbow colors of a venetian sunset reflected by the ageless beauty of classic buildings, where romantic gondolas gently rock in the sparkling waters of the canals as they lay waiting for the end of day.

Image size: 30" x 20"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 550 plus 50 Artist Proofs
(AP SOLD OUT)

Image size: 42" x 28"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 450 plus 45 Artist Proofs
(AP SOLD OUT)




Le Bistro

The favorite gathering place of the local townsfolk taking time to enjoy delectable food and drink, and to catch up with the latest news of the day.

Image size: 16" x 12"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 450 plus 45 Artist Proofs

Image size: 24" x 18"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 350 plus 35 Artist Proofs




Evening in Venice

Image size: 42" x 28"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  750 plus 75 Artist Proofs
(SOLD OUT)

Image size: 30" x 20"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 950 plus 95 Artist Proofs
(SOLD OUT)




Across the Canal

Image size: 30" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  550 plus 55 Artist Proofs

Image size: 18" x 24"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  750 plus 75 Artist Proofs




Pleasant Day

Image size: 16" x 20"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  550 plus 55 Artist Proofs

 Image size:  22” x 28”
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  425 plus 45 Artist Proofs




Deja-vu of Venice

As an artist, I am so privileged to be able to render my memories and dreams more fully and accurately than words ever could. As I painted this scene, I felt as if I had lit a lamp, illuminating my remembrance of Venice: once again, I was regaled with the city’s rich visual feast, wealth of culture, and scope for imagination.

Image Size: 43" x 21.5"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 425 Signed and
Numbered plus 45 Artist Proof
(AP SOLD OUT)

Image Size: 24" x 12"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed and
Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(AP SOLD OUT)




Day of Love

Painting sometimes recalls the moment when I make a wish before blowing out birthday candles. As years pass by and I continue to wield a brush, the blurred and idealized wishes of the past begin to come into focus…Imagine you have just selected a bouquet of fresh flowers at this corner and are rushing to meet your lover--wouldn’t you, too, share my wish that someday a couple will step over a red-carpeted bridge, and hand-in-hand, walk toward the divine palace?

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 425 Signed and
Numbered plus 45 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)

Image Size: 14" x 18"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed and
Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(H/E LOW, AP SOLD OUT)




Memories of Venice

My memory of Venice dates back to the first time I read Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Since then, Venice has burst into living color in my heart. Here I attempt to capture the essence of this bewitching, yet bewildering, transformation: behind every window, each figure is vivid, yet illusory. Concealed by the costume of invisibility, I gaze through each set of eyes to perceive, in amazement, a world that transcends both time and space.

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 425 Signed and
Numbered plus 45 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Red Umbrella

My memory always unfolds from one specific moment, such as this scene, so typical of the resplendent Venice life. At a quaint corner, lush ivy leaves share a piece of gossip, wavelets ripple with the news, and a glance of innocence fascinates one’s youthful dreams. In my heart, Venice is a never-ending film made of frames of such enchanting intimacy.

Image Size: 40" x 30"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 425 Signed and
Numbered plus 45 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)

Image Size: 18" x 14"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed and
Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Venice Night

This is but one note taken from a peaceful, yet passionate serenade, composed of the echo of laughter, the aroma of delicious food, and the glow of evening lights. As my heart resounds with the enchanting melody, I find myself in a delightful trance in which I cannot distinguish present from past, or reality from imagination.

Image Size: 14" x 18"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed and
Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(HE LOW/AP SOLD OUT)




Morning Song

Beneath an azure sky and bathed in the golden morning sun, this ancient building, which has withstood so much, gently protects those who dwell within. In this weathered structure, we find compassion that transcends not only all generations, but also all creatures. Is not this the spirit of Venice?

Image Size: 43" x 21.5"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed and
Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(AP SOLD OUT)




Over the Bridge

Among hundreds of bridges in Venice, I found that none is like any other, and each plucks a different string in my heart. Those bridges link the splendid labyrinth created by the city’s culture and history, as well as by my imagination. I am delighted to find myself lost at this corner, where the basic elements of the city--the buildings, the bridges, and the people--are transformed into reflections on the canal, rippling gracefully in the breeze of my memory.

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 550 Signed
and Numbered plus 55 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Under the Skyline

A hungry traveler, I follow an irresistible smell to this charming back street. Here the aroma of Italian cuisine mingles with the tinkle of glasses and silverware, and the laughter from chef and waitresses, harmlessly flirting. The closeness of the alley admits only a narrow margin of evening sky; nevertheless, it casts a glow both vital and divine. Just like the two dogs patiently awaiting their first course, I pause before this inviting family restaurant--but am I as patient?

Image Size: 18" X 14"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Morning in Venice

Morning in Venice, first in the Venice series, expresses my unbridled passion for the breathtaking beauty of this city. The mottled wall, bathed in the warmth of the morning sun, is a calendar spanning thirteen centuries; gazing at each brick, each relief, and each wooden carving on the buildings is like studying every page of this rich history. Besides, how could one doubt that we can travel back in time in these elegant gondolas, still gliding back and forth in the ancient canals?

Image Size: 14" x 33"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)


Drum Beating

Image size: 29" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of  250 plus 25 Artist Proofs


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