Friday, 23 May 2014

Chinese Painting: Looks so easy - but is it ?

Pauline Bull hosted the Chinese Painting Workshop today. Watching her paint the flowers and bamboo - it just seemed so easy. Her brush would just run away on the rice paper and produce the most delicate flowers and bamboo.
But is it easy ? I am sure the participants in todays workshop will agree that it takes a lot of practise to produce the results Pauline has.

The students patiently practising their strokes

They are beginning to get it after many hours practise

For the oil painters it seemed strange using the runny paint and floppy brushes
A demonstration of how to loosely hold the brush and let it flow over the paper

Simple flowers - quickly done

Demonstration by Pauline

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