Monthly Archives: July 2013

Going Sideways, painting crabs

Whenever I practice bamboo stalks I often slide right into painting crab; their bodies can be done with the same graded brush load and their legs rely on a series of bone strokes similar to bamboo.  Crab are so much … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: painting Bamboo

The importance of bamboo: first to learn and last to master! For most Westerners, bamboo is quintessentially Chinese or emblematic of the Orient. It so happens that bamboo is one of the four most significant traditional subjects for this art … Continue reading

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