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OAS Life is a network of how-to instruction on all things related to Chinese brush painting, calligraphy and Sumi-e. Subjects will range from painting flowers, animals, landscapes, calligraphy, marbling, fine line(gong-bi) and so much more! Embark on this delightful journey of passion, joy and art of Oriental brush painting!
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108 Flowers - Book 3
A beautiful painting is a symphony of these integrated movements: the first phase is to begin, to lead forward. The second is to follow, to sustain and reinforce. The third phase is to make adjustments and to change. Then comes the finale: to sum up and unify all efforts.
In the circle of the four seasons, autumn is the most spectacular. It is time to reach maturity. It is time for the harvest.
In painting, maturity is confidence reaped from practice. Knowledge and skill are now part of our nature. Intuition from the heart takes over. The mind is left clear. Artist and brush "go with the flow." Strokes and colors are integrated instantly and decisively while maintaining their continuity and fluidity. The motions in the air are as vital as the strokes and washes on the paper. The movement of the brush is completed in a simple, dynamic, powerful, and speedy manner. We are throwing ink and colors on paper.