Artist：H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III(H.H. 第三世多杰羌佛)
There seems to be a common belief in painting circles that paintings of plantain trees and lichees are easy to paint. However, this painting in front of you is by no means easy to paint. How could a work of ordinary appeal deservedly use the title "Resplendent Like Jade"? The natural-looking, pleasing plantain tree in this painting was drawn with only a small number of strokes. It is so beautiful and pleasant, so elegant and enrapturing. It appears so natural, without the slightest mark of artificiality. The plantain leaves were painted vigorously and spontaneously. Each of the elegantly simple and adeptly painted matching lichees was completed with just a small number of brush touches. Both the plantain tree and lichees lack any mediocrity and were painted without the slightest mental attachment in the mind of the artist.
The key point is that, with just a small number of simple strokes, the whole painting is impressively imbued with a strong jade-like charm and an auspicious air. This is aptly expressed in the following short poem: "Unfurl the painting scroll and the especially fragrant scent of ink is sent forth, permeating the viewer's mind and intoxicating him to the core. No more than a small number of strokes were applied. This is the king of paintings in which ink is used as sparingly as gold."
出處：INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICA