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108 Flowers - Book 4 • 26m

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    As brush artists, we study carefully the anatomy of a subject. We try to find characteristics - both physical and spiritual. When we paint, the subject is internalized. We do not need to see the real flower. The flower and artist become one.

    Once the strokes begin, the mind and the hand take ove...

  • Shrimp Plant

    My family specialized in horse painting for generations. I enjoy doing creatures of all kinds. A few years back, I did an animal painting series on PBS. The little shrimp was among other creatures like tiger, horse, crane, and panda bear. It is a fantastic brush painting subject. Some Chinese art...

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    I walked around my class one day smelling like melon. I discovered the shampoo I picked up at the two-for-one sale was "watermelon scented."

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