Monthly Archives: June 2018

Painting the fourth gentleman (part 3) chrysanthemum leaves

I am bewildered; despite learning lots of things about painting flowers in general and the chrysanthemum in particular, I’m finding I have to push myself through these current studies. C’mon, inner painter, get over it! Disliking the mum in the … Continue reading

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Painting the fourth gentleman, chrysanthemum (part 2)

Strength lies in compactness of shape and structure. Gem-like petals fall into a flowering constellation. The chrysanthemum is a surging sweep of sunny radiance These are a few of the lead-ins by Leslie Tseng-Tseng Yu to her chapters on painting … Continue reading

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Painting the fourth gentleman: chrysanthemum (part 1)

If you would be happy, grow chrysanthemum.  (old Chinese proverb) As a gardener, I’m not fond of the chrysanthemum: the plants are too similar, the flowers all roundish pom-poms, the color range is largely earth tones and strong yellows (I … Continue reading

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