In this workshop, students will learn to use brush, ink and watercolors, and the authentic Chinese style to paint traditional Chinese painting subjects, such as bamboo, birds & flowers. You will experience how the different shades of black ink mixed with colors can create the magic harmony of yin and yang, tranquility and wonder. Participants will enjoy the spontaneity, simplicity and creativity of the medium and its deep philosophical meaning.
Painting materials: all painting materials (brushes, ink, rice papers, paints, and felt) will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own above materials. In addition, please bring some newsprint or drawing papers for doing practice.
Ping Yan started to learn drawing and painting at a very early age and works in a wide variety of mediums including Chinese brush painting, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, and pen sketch. Ping enjoys creating portraits, cartoon, flowers and landscapes. Ping's artworks involve an extensive area of subject matters and styles from oriental to impressionism, light to dark values. She has been invited to demo her Chinese brush painting in many art fairs and events. Her brush painting work shows that the painter must work with speed, pitch, liveliness, confidence, and technical mastery, infusing spiritual energy into the brushstrokes. The action of creating artworks has enriched her life and provided her with both physical and mental relaxation. She believes that Qigong and the way of Chinese brush painting have something in common: breath management, physical exercise and mental focus.
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