Chinese brush painting begins with the study of the Four Gentlemen: Plum, Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum, the floral representations of the four seasons. Plum leads the way, representing winter. And since that is the season when the flower blooms, it also represents the spirit of resiliency. Learn to paint the national flower of China by working along with Ning in this video lesson. The video includes which brushes to use, color preparation,brush loading and step-by-step brush stroke instruction. The study of painting Plum Blossom focuses on the bone stroke for branches, and, more importantly, the joy of dots. and Ning will guide you through all the necessary aspects needed to paint yet another masterpiece!
For best results use the following materials, available at OAS: PAPER - Double Shuen; BRUSHES - Flow, Happy Dot; COLORS - Chinese Yellow, Da Vinci White, Schmincke Cadmium Red Deep, Winsor & Newton Indigo, Alizarin Crimson, Perylene Violet; OAS Best Bottle Ink.