Art of Chinese Brush Painting
|INSIDE:||323 colour illustrations|
Chinese brush painting is an ancient art, steeped in history, symbolism and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This beautifully illustrated book takes you on a journey through the history, techniques and materials that will enable you to produce stunning paintings of flowers, birds, animals and landscapes. Written by a respected artist and teacher, it covers traditional techniques as well as more recent innovative ideas, and reveals the beauty and mastery behind this art.
- The history of Chinese painting materials and how to use them
- Advice on basic brush strokes, colour mixing and brush loading
- Step-by-step guide to completing a composition of a variety of subjects
- Instruction on mounting your work for display
"Maggie's showcase images are her stunning, vibrant flowers which really wow the reader, whereas there are also chapters dedicated to fruit, vegetables, animals, insects and landscapes. You can dip into these to understand the simple brushstrokes which depict an object. This comprehensive book is full of painted and photographic illustrations with suggested exercises for students to try."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Society of Floral Painters Newsletter