Monthly Archives: May 2014

Adding life to a composition: go figure!

The role of jen-wu (jen = figures, wu = other living things) in CBP is so significant the subject warrants a full chapter or “Book” in the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting (MSGM). This compendium of all relevant principles … Continue reading

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On the trail of the Red-crowned Crane

Storks, swans, and cranes—they are all big birds that have worked their way into myths and legends around the world. Many of those myths involve carrying humans in their beaks (storks delivering babies) or on their backs (Mother Goose). In … Continue reading

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