Category Archives: painting pine

Another dark encounter: Pine on Black

Despite sharing my Black Licorice double xuan paper with artist friends, I had several widths left, and that large gold bamboo frame beckoning from the art room. The simplicity of two cranes in a setting holds considerable appeal, and I … Continue reading

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Out on a limb: pine cones

“All that exists is, in a sense, the seed of what will be born from it.” — Marcus Aurelius With pine branches being such a common setting for animals or birds in Chinese brush painting (CBP), you’d think there would … Continue reading

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Foliage Fun, wu-tung and friends

Wanting to set my figures from the Nanjing tomb wall murals in their original surroundings led me to some surprising discoveries about trees. So far in my self-directed study of Chinese brush painting (CBP) I’ve not been too smitten with … Continue reading

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