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!
It is the perfect place for getting step-by-step painting instructions, inspirational content and lovely story telling filled with wealth of knowledge into Chinese culture, symbolism and Chinese traditions.
Begonia, the star of the mid-autumn festival on West Lake, is the favorite flower of one on Ning's own personal heroes. Learn how to paint this floral composition under Ning's expert guidance and anecdotal step-by-step instruction. Discover why this flowering plant embodies Nature's happy dots.
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This lesson features the tropical beauty of the flower Bird of Paradise. Although the subject demonstrates basic stroke techniques of Chinese brush painting, it's not a flower that you'll find many masters paint. Perhaps, because it's not native to China.