Monthly Archives: April 2013

Specific trees: painting Willow

My willow studies began well before I knew it. As children, my sisters and I spent countless hours entertaining imaginary friends with creek water “tea” and various mud pies and cakes.  Our creations were frequently embellished with willow leaves and … Continue reading

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The Three Distances of Chinese Landscapes: PHD

Chinese pictorial space differs from Western perspective. The western convention for perspective is to envision all lines receding into the distance such that they converge at a single distant point dubbed the “vanishing point”.  Immortalized by Canadian author W.O. Mitchell … Continue reading

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