Monthly Archives: May 2015

Puttin’ on the Ritz: fancy paper and accent ribbons

It had to happen sooner or later: I would address the ‘elephant in my art room’ and try my hand at finishing a Chinese brush painting with traditional ribbon and fancy paper borders. How ironic that the elected composition has … Continue reading

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Hung out to dry: the cormorant

No other bird displays quite as many quirky bits as does the cormorant. Its beak has a distinctive downward curl at the tip, its neck in profile while flying is not a smooth curvy line but rather a zig-zagging stroke, … Continue reading

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