Monthly Archives: December 2016

True messenger of dreams: the goldfish

In the introduction to a great instructional book titled Drawing Goldfish and Golden Carp Ho Kung-Shang waxes poetically as he describes the featured artist’s skill: “Lin Wu-kui’s goldfish give us dreams, thoughts and hopes. If in life we find fewer … Continue reading

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Bamboo Breakthrough 2: learning leaf formations

I can’t believe this is me; I am excited about painting bamboo! Oh, I  have been interested in bamboo painting, I have tried painting bamboo many times, I have even painted my way through wads of newsprint with only bamboo … Continue reading

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