Gourd is a fantastic subject to paint! One can do anything. The gourd itself can be any shape, its crinkled leaves can be many shapes, its vine can go anywhere. Gourd is a free spirit. This is how wonderful the subject is! With this video, learn the basic techniques from Ning as he paints two gourd compositions and then it is up to you take it in whatever direction you want!
The video includes demonstration and instruction in preparing colors, which brushes to use, loading color onto the brush, and step-by-step brush stroke application. For best results use the following materials, available at OAS:
PAPER - Double Shuen
BRUSHES - Flow, Large Flow, Small Mountain Horse
COLORS - Chinese Yellow, Winsor & Newton Indigo, Winsor & Newton Perylene Violet, OAS Best Bottle Ink