Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monkey Business

Introduction to the monkey: For our second fall workshop we studied techniques for painting the Monkey.  This animal has long been associated with fun, trickery and mischief in Chinese art. Its anatomy is particularly suited to the moku style of … Continue reading

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Painting Narcissus – Part 2

With an abundance of new information about painting the narcissus, I spent hours working on different leaf styles and flower formations.  As I compiled my notes, all sorts of questions came to mind:  which side was the “front” of a … Continue reading

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Painting Narcissus – Part 1

Introduction to the narcissus: Known in Chinese as Shui Hsein (water fairy), the narcissus is a symbol of endurance in difficult times.  The symbolism stems from its blooming in the cold days of late winter, early spring. Another term the … Continue reading

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The narcissus did it!

Preparing for art group last month I learned our workshop would focus on the traditional flower for Chinese New Year festivals, the narcissus.  It is always a delight to have accomplished local artist Nenagh Molson share some of her vast … Continue reading

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