Chinese Brush Painting through the Seasons
Be inspired by the beautiful work of Cheng Yan and create your own brush paintings for each season. A year of beautiful Chinese brush painting awaits you in this stunning book.
Cheng Yan captures all the freshness and spontaneity of Chinese brush painting in this beautiful, inspiring guide. Using step-by-step photographs and his own evocative pictures, he teaches all the techniques needed to paint animals, birds, fish and insects. Learn how to create atmosphere in landscapes and transform flowers and plants into wonderful works of art. Yan guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and blossom are clearly depicted and Yan also explores texture, blending colors to define shapes and outlines.
This invaluable guide, re-issued in a new edition, captures the essence of Chinese painting, bringing together the fun of learning, the joy of creativity and the delight of discovery.
About this Author
Sun Changgang was born in Rizhao, Shandong. He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association and sits on the boards of many other artists' associations. He is a part-time professor at Shandong University and has published several books on brush painting. He is also a member of the Chinese Artists Association and sits on the boards of many other artists' associations. He is a part-time professor at Shandong University and has published several books on brush painting.
Ning Xiangying is a professional artist from Yucheng County. She studied at China Academy of Art and has developed expert traditional painting skills. Her works are deeply rooted in tradition and she exhibits widely.
Ning Jialu is a professional artist from Jishan County. He was a producer on a TV programme called Learn to Paint and his career has centred on writing books on painting skills for children.
Miao Hongbo was born in Hangzhou. He studied traditional Chinese painting at the China Academy of Art and specialized in flower and bird painting. He is director of the Zhejiang Artists Association, sits on the boards of many artists' institutes and has written several books on traditional Chinese painting. He is a visiting professor in the School of Art at Zhejiang University.
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