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Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Taste Of The Orient


15 min study from life. Pigment liner and Chinese ink.

I purchased a very affordable Chinese ink set a couple of years ago and have never used it, wrapped in a silk covered box, it has done nothing more than decorate the top shelf in my studio...Until last night!

There was something quite satisfying about rubbing the two hard surfaces together to make ink but the reasonable price tag revealed itself in the quality of the brushes which proved to be no more use than chopsticks in my hands.

I reached for a watercolour brush to accent the pen sketch of my hand, testing the small pool of liquid I had created on the black stone in my kit., then, pushing my acquaintance with this new product further, I produced the value sketch below.



15 min study using reference. Chinese ink and pencil.

10 comments:

juj said...

a beautiful melding of east meets west. and those feet are amazing! I think you captured the essence of Chinese brush painting - beauty in the simplicity and confidence of the stroke - even without the brush.

soulcomfort said...

I am just learning about Chinese Brush Painting myself and joined that yahoo group recently. If you are interested, pop on by. It is a smaller group with some very helpful people there--and there are some beginners like me. They are so patient and informative with questions, too. I just learned a lot about brushes and we have just been discussing that. Come and lurk--chuckle! :) You have such natural talent!
Always, Rita

Serena said...

You achieve such remarkable results with whatever you try your hand at, Anita! Wonderful work as always.

Anita said...

Thankyou Juj!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Rita...Which yahoo group are you speaking of?...Do you have an address/link?

Anita said...

Awww, thankyou Serena!

mrana said...

It's not easy to wield those chinese brushes and you've done a wonderful job!

Anita said...

Thankyou mrana!

phthaloblu said...

You are the quintessential artist. Everything you do and try is a success. Those feet are just awesome. Great work!

Anita said...

Bless you Sherie, thankyou so much.