Chinese Brush Painting
Hello everyone. Forgive me for not having anything new yet to show you in the art of Chinese brush painting or wet-in-wet. Here’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!
I have just gotten around to ordering this set today. So I haven’t been experimenting much with my other new brush yet. I tried doing a couple of things with it, but alas I have no idea what I am doing! So…..I went to my local art store and looked to see if they had anything available like more Chinese brushes, the ink, a book, etc. They had nothing. However, the kind lady there looked it up online for me and was going to order this very set for me from their supplier. I intended to order it (she had the order written up and everything,) but before I did, I went looking around, found a couple of new watercolor paint colors I have been wanting to try for a long time but hadn’t found there yet, which are: Opera Rose (I love that name!) and Manganese Blue Hue, purchased them, and…yes….walked out completely forgetting to order the kit!!
I didn’t realize what I had done until after I ran another errand or two. (That darn memory thing!) By that time I was halfway home and stopped at the post office. So I called to see if I could go ahead and order it over the phone, but for whatever reason they can’t do that anymore. I didn’t have time to go back before I needed to get home, though. I had also forgotten an ice chest for my cold stuff from the grocery store and it had gotten pretty hot by then.
So here I am ordering it from somewhere else online instead. Normally I would have taken the time to go back to my local retailer to give them my business, but the next day my daughter had to have her wisdom teeth taken out, and I have been nursing her through it. However, if she feels better today, I may have a little time to escape to some paper and my new paint colors which I haven’t tried yet just to…..PLAY!
I think it is important that artists take time to play. Most of the time I get so focused on trying to learn something new like a technique I’ve read about but haven’t done yet or learning how to draw something I’ve never drawn before, that I forget to just PLAY with my brushes & paints. Doodling is really fun, yet I find myself not doing it nearly enough. I tend to get too serious and concentrate too hard. So I think I may start keeping a watercolor doodling journal of some sort and see what happens!
I also ordered some Sumi Rice Paper to see what it is like to draw on in pen and ink. The Chinese brush painting kit comes with paint as well as an ink stone and an ink stick so using those will be something very different for me to learn. Anyway, I have always loved Chinese art. It is elegant and amazing! I don’t know if anything I attempt will come out anywhere near looking elegant, but as with anything, learning something new takes TIME!
So what have you been learning that is new lately? Tell me about it!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!! 🙂
Posted on August 6, 2016, in Art Talk and tagged Chinese Brush Painting, Chinese painting, Chinese watercolor painting, Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting, Yellow Tang Fish. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.