portrait paintings by Yong Chen

original watercolor painting by Yong Chen

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Chinese Kitchen

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 14 x 10 inches
Medium: Watercolor painting on watercolor paper

Many years ago, in our old house at home. There were no television, no electronic rice cooker. What we had was a traditional Chinese kitchen stove. Each day, for two meals a day, my mother prepared the food around the kitchen, and lit the fire with the dry grass and tree branches which she collected from the mountain each summer. There were two woks on the kitchen stove, the big one is for rice and cooking meat and vegitable, and the small wok is for soup. During the day, before we went out to work in the field, until we returned home in the sunset, our joyful time were around the kitchen, sharing the news, listened to mother’s stories, and sharing the food together. I still remember the tasted dishes that mother prepared for us every day.

A local television station produced a program during my exhibition in New Hampshire and this painting was a part of the program. Click here to watch the video and learn more about the "stories behind my paintings".

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