Wo learnt Chinese painting under the well-known Lingnan master, Zhao Shao'ang. He is known for the depiction of lotus flowers in different weather and seasons with a poetic mood. The lotus is a symbol of purity in Chinese culture. Here Wo uses the technique of overlaying washes on fibrous paper to create moist and pastel effects. The lotus flowers provide a graceful shade for the two mandarin ducks, animating the scene with liveliness and warmth.