In this painting, a young child soars across the night. She is riding her crane while admiring the flower lanterns that light up the sky.
It was inspired by a nignt scene during a family trip to Xitang (西塘), which is knowns as an ancient town, in sourthern China. I remember I put a paper lantern in a river as other people did, and watched it flowing away. I wish the lantern could fly up, and light in the sky.
This artwork was among my initial tryouts of ditial painting. It won Silver Key in 2018 Scholastic Art Awards.