Chinese Brush Painted Flowers: 35 Beautiful Flowers and How to Paint Them, for All Levels of Artist from Beginner Up
If you have ever admired the delicacy of Chinese brush painting and wondered how to do it yourself – this is the book to help.
Joan Lok is a well known artist dealing with floral paintings with an Asian atmosphere, and has won numerous awards. This is not surprising given the beauty of the pictures shown in this book. She has created lovely step by step guides to drawing 36 different types of flowers from hydrangeas to roses and sunflowers using a Chinese brush painting style.
All the techniques used are clearly explained from holding and loading the brush to creating blends and colour mixes. There is a very useful list of Chinese colours showing how they compare to watercolour ones. This is a wonderfully detailed book that is a joy to study.
As an extra touch, she shows how to achieve that gorgeous luminous light that is so characteristic of Chinese brush paintings.
This is a lovely book which deserves a place on any artist’s bookshelf.
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