This work reflects the diversity of Shitao's techniques. His use of wet brush and dry brush was well balanced, while indigo and washed ochre were used to bring out the lushness of the vegetation and the dampness of the mountain. Although Shitao was inspired by ancient masters, he was nevertheless able to find something new in what was old. The rocks in the painting have very peculiar shapes, presumably inspired by what he had seen on his travels to famous sites. The strokes are straightforward and without any restraint, revealing a kind of forthright innocence.