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.
About the Course
This course is dedicated to a key combination in the Chinese painting family – the lotus flower and the kingfisher bird. The lotus flower contains quite a few cultural codes and the kingfisher brings the entire painting to life with its vivid plumage and actions. In our course, you will first learn about the composition and how to paint each individual object, and then we will put these imageries into 4 complete paintings. In the process of learning about the structure, the growth, and the usage of ink and color, you can get a good grasp of the freehand painting. You are also encouraged to create your own paintings according to the content in our course. Come join us and learn to paint the lotus and kingfisher!
- This course requires rice paper (raw or half-raw)
- 2-3 painting brushes
- Chinese painting color (use what you have first is fine)
- Other supplies (felt, water container, white plates)
In the introduction videos you will learn the basics of the oriental art and the relevant materials.
- Course Introduction
Painting Lotus Flower, Leaf, and Kingfisher
- Lotus Flower & Leaf Painting
- Kingfisher Painting
- Lotus & Kingfisher Composition 1
- Lotus & Kingfisher Composition 2
- Lotus & Kingfisher Composition 3
- Lotus & Kingfisher Composition 4