ART OF CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
Master the grace and elegance of Chinese brush painting with this compelling how-to guide. Renowned artist Lucy Wang demonstrates how to paint a variety of subjects in this ancient and expressive style, with colorful illustrations and simple instructions. As you follow the 17 step-by-step lessons, you'll find helpful advice and practical tips that will enable you to create your own impressive Chinese brush paintings!
• Learn about all the materials needed to begin Chinese brush painting, such as the traditional ink stick and ink stone
• Practice basic Chinese brushstrokes, including the water-drop stroke and the bone stroke
• Discover how to use watercolor paint to add vibrant color to your paintings
• Learn how to render a fascinating collection of subjects in the style of Chinese brush--from flowers and birds to animals and people
About the Author
Artist Lucy Wang was born in Taiwan and graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in Taipei, Taiwan, where she studied with several Chinese painting masters. In 1993, an invitation from the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, brought Lucy to the United States, and she continues to exhibit in both countries. She taught Chinese brush painting from more than 20 years in Taiwan and the United States and she now teaches at her studio/gallery in San Diego and at the University of California San Diego Craft Center. Lucy is a popular demonstrator for art groups and a frequent juror at art exhibitions.
Lucy's educational television program, The Magic of Chinese Brush Painting, is broadcast on several San Diego cable television stations. Her books Chinese Brush Painting and The Art of Watercolor (co-author) are published and distributed worldwide by Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Recently she blended her Chinese painting background with Western painting techniques to develop an innovative style of three dimensional watercolor on silk. This new style has received national recognition on Discovery Channel's Lynette Jennings, Design and Home and Garden TV's Our Place.