Dressed in Red（裁红）
The most notable feature of this fall scene is that there are almost no brushstrokes. The folds of the mountains have been created by slapping the paper with a towel (there’s no real name for this, but they can be called “towel wrinkles”).
Towel wrinkles are the best way to portray Taiwan’s distinctive mountain forests. Because of the plentiful rain, the mountains in Taiwan are never completely bare. Even when there are no trees, the mountains are still covered with wild grass, and sometimes you can see practically forever. It is sometimes like the endless wheat fields of northern China.
This autumn tree has just changed into its red finery, and the wild grass is beginning to turn dry and brown. The weather is turning cold, and the painting captures the fall mood.＠