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Complete Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

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Complete Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

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Paint the classic subjects that inspired ancient Chinese masters.

This book introduces the venerable art of painting with ink on rice paper using traditional techniques developed over a thousand years ago. It is ideal for a beginner hoping to practice a large variety of techniques and subjects.

With this practical guide, you will learn to paint:

Towering landscapes
The elegant Four Gentlemen
Plants like bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms, and chrysanthemums
Five animals from the Chinese Zodiac
The basic strokes used in calligraphy
And more!

Known as a “soft martial art,” brush painting is as meditative as it is artistic. As you move through the lessons and exercises, you’ll gain insight into and appreciation for the symbolism, historical context, techniques, and mindfulness associated with this ancient art form.

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 279 mm
Author

Caroline Self

Author Bio

Caroline Self has studied Asian brush painting for over thirty years. She holds a B. A. in bacteriology and public health, a teaching credential in art from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in art education and sculpture from San Diego State University. She taught art in the San Diego City Schools for twenty-five years and taught Asian brush painting to children for six years at the San Diego Museum of Art. She has studied traditional brush painting with teachers in Southern California, Japan, China, and Taiwan. She also paints and exhibits her colorful watercolor and acrylic paintings.

Susan Self studied art in college and on trips to Europe and Asia, often accompanying her mother. She has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from UC San Diego, where she taught in writing programs. She worked as a technical writer documenting software development tools before transitioning into the wireless telecommunications industry, where she works as a writer and research consultant.

ISBN

9780804854528

Pages

176

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