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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I have trouble differentiating between gourd, squash, and melon. Chinese call pumpkin "Melon of the South." The English dictionary states that pumpkin is a gourd-like squash. The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for "large melon."