Aquatics

1977
Chinese ink on paper
78 x 36cm

五蝦圖
Five Prawns

Inscription by artist:

棹泛綠陰水一隅
風吹輙動岸边蒲
不同人世唯貪腹
攫此閒身湖裹纡

丁巳歲 秋八月画并題句補白
范昌乾 印章
右下角有紅文〈詩画〉章

Along the small green shaded pond-side cruising,
By a gentle breeze seaweeds gracefully swaying.
Not aware of people’s greed for a meal,
Happily wriggling in the waters with zeal.

1971
Chinese ink on paper
138 x 34cm

五螃蟹
Five Crabs

Inscription by artist:
辛亥歲 立秋於素蘭室 范昌乾 印章

Painted in early seventies, signed and sealed by Fan.

1984
Chinese ink and colour on paper
176 x 47cm

木槿群魚
Fishes and Cottonrose Hibiscus

1984
Chinese ink and colour on paper
135 x 67cm

青蘆魚圖
Reeds and Eight Fishes

Inscription by artist:
水映青蘆拂影明
多朝艇過小潮平
好將魚隊留今稿
剪取恐無視世情

Reflection of the green reeds in water swaying,
Ripples from wake of passing boats disappearing.
Into my painting a school of fishes capture,
Away from the reality of worldly censure.