The original painting was done by Katsushika Hokusai in the late 1820s during the Edo period. It is called the crane on the cedar branch (雪松に鶴.) Pine and crane are very common elements in Asian culture, especially in China and Japan. They are symbols of longevity. I also painted some Chinese style ones. You can see the difference between Chinese style and Japanese style, for me, I like both.How about you?
I like to paint on different surfaces. When I saw “Crane on a Cedar Branch”, I knew that it should be painted on the wooden surface with gold color. So I painted acrylics on a long narrow wooden box with a gold color background. In the end I sealed it with varnish and signed. It can be an artistic stationary box to decorate your office desk.