Homestay Tutors enjoying a painting class in Shanghai!
Chinese Brush Painting
Chinese brush painting, a style of watercolour or ink painting, was traditionally one of the “four arts” required to be mastered in order to be considered a true scholar in Tang dynasty China. Painting was typically done onto rice paper or occasionally silk, and generally depicted landscapes, flowers, animals or trees.
Compared to western painting styles, Chinese brush painting is typically more free and dynamic. Backgrounds are usually omitted, with the balance between the object and white space being a particular artistic feature. Finally, a bright red stamp from the artist’s seal serves the role of a signature.
We are going to learn how to paint a simple cherry blossom painting, which demonstrates many of the key skills and features of traditional Chinese brush painting.
You will need:
Black and red watercolour paints
Paintbrush (ideally a calligraphy brush)
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