The ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting was present in the Lakeway Activity Center this weekend. On Saturday and today, a class was and is being held on Chinese Brush Art. Unlike traditional western-style painting, Chinese Brush Painting is meant to capture the spirit of the subject rather than its photographic reality. The ink and paper cannot be retouched once the stroke is made, so many exciting results can be achieved.
An example of a finished piece.
The class is spending time interpreting Three Friends of winter. The Three Friends are pine, plum, and bamboo, which survive in the winter months. Pictured are classmates on the left, and the instructor is on the right.
The Three Friends of Winter represent Strength, Adversity, and Longevity. The artist is working on her interpretation of plum.
The entire class is working on Plum one brushstroke at a time.
This artist is well along with her interpretation of plum.
The ink and brush are united on a palette.
One-on-one guidance is provided and welcome praise for the result.
Contemplation of the next line.
A gentle hand of encouragement.
The brushes used for Chinese Brush Art.
The instructor was born under the Water sign of the Dragon. Her Chop (Used to sign her work) depicts a dragon coming out of the water along with her name character.
Color has been added.
Adding gentle strokes of color to complete the piece.
The class will be working on bamboo today. I want to thank them for allowing me to witness their progress with Chinese Brush Art.
Also, thank you all for joining me on this art tour today. Have a great week.