This course teaches you how to paint freehand daffodils and a butterfly on a Xuan rice paper fan. Fan painting has a long tradition in the oriental world, and now with the possible rice paper fans, we can create even more fan paintings with ease. Daffodils in Chinese society has been raised to have smaller and rounder petals, slightly different from the western world. In this course you will see how the flowers are made, grouped and then completed. Butterflies are wonderful additions to paintings, with their great variations, our inspirations and creation can go wild!
About the Course
The Chinese Freehand painting enjoys a unique popularity in the world thanks to its expressive brush works and free flow of emotions. This is a painting style that allows us to be free from the rules of the physical world and create our own – a truly free space. In the learning of the Freehand painting, we become observant, we begin to intuitively capture the essence of an object and express it. The minimalistic lines also contain life philosophy.
The daffodil flowers are known as the “water fairy” in Chinese. Brought in from Italy in the Tang dynasty, these flowers have been widely loved and cultivated in china for over a thousand years. And now it is listed as one of the ten most famous flowers in china. These flowers in China represent the absolute love. The butterflies are great add-ons in the Chinese paintings, today we are going to take one and paint it together.
In our course, I will show you how to paint the daffodil flowers and butterfly in the freehand style. But if you do not have a fan to paint on, you can also use regular Sheng xuan rice paper. Brush-wise, you will need a small weasel hair brush and a medium goat hair one.
Look forward to seeing you in class!
- Prepare & hold a brush
- Daffodil outline
- Butterfly outline
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