With the coming of spring, trees start to grow, shrubs begin to sprout and animals emerge once again. With a combination of various traditional ink painting techniques, Song Meng communicates a lively scene in this painting. One of the techniques include 勾 technique, which is the usage of various types of lines to form the exterior shapes of subjects. For instance, the contours of the mountains, the structure of trees or the small fishing boat at the bottom of the composition. The interiors of these structures are then filled with the 皴 technique, where ink splashes of various tones are applied to bring out the textural qualities and enhance their vividness.
Song Meng is an active member of the Singapore Art Society, Society of Chinese Artists and Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal Carving Calligraphy and Painting Society. She looks to forge an ancient elegance and sense of traditional Chinese literati in her paintings.