Monthly Archives: December 2013

White matters

Among Chinese brush painting enthusiasts there swirls a debate on the subject of white: do you use white paint OR do you work to leave white paper visible where you intend the ‘white’ to be?   Now this is no small … Continue reading

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Bamboo Breakthrough

After several weeks of concerted effort, my bamboo has got better.  Practice may not make ‘perfect’ but it sure can lead to ‘better’.  So, what did I do? 1.  hunt for bamboo in local gardens and study the real thing … Continue reading

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