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Chinese Landscapes Made Easy

by Rebecca Yue
     
 
Study Chinese brush painting for years and years—or create stunning landscapes in just days with this book!

Learning Chinese brush painting takes long years of dedicated study, right? Not any more! Now, with just six essential Chinese brushes and a little time, anyone can paint stunning landscapes in the classic style. Author Rebecca Yue builds

Overview

Study Chinese brush painting for years and years—or create stunning landscapes in just days with this book!

Learning Chinese brush painting takes long years of dedicated study, right? Not any more! Now, with just six essential Chinese brushes and a little time, anyone can paint stunning landscapes in the classic style. Author Rebecca Yue builds confidence in new artists by starting from the very beginning: how to hold and control a Chinese brush. Then a series of painting lessons, each dedicated to a key element of Chinese landscape painting, lead to a simple waterfall painting that uses just two simple brushstrokes, "dots" and "long dots." With more practice and more advanced (yet still easy to do) strokes, the budding artist will learn to depict trees, rocks, mountains, water, skies, rain and snow, even subtle light effects. Finally, the project section shows exactly how to put all the elements together, step by step, to produce stunning works of art. A gallery of twelve beautiful artworks by the author, with detailed explanations of the techniques used to create each one, offers inspiration and ideas for the emerging artist.

• The quick, simple way to learn an ancient art

• Structured lesson-by-lesson course breaks brush painting down into manageable steps

• Author has a big following

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Yue learned Chinese brush painting as a child through following the strict disciplines of three masters. Here, she shows the beginner how to paint dramatic landscapes in the classic Chinese style using simple and affordable equipment. In a series of painting lessons, she focuses on the key elements of Chinese landscape painting-e.g., trees, mountains, water, sky, clouds-then combines them with depictions of wind, rain, fog, and snow to evoke moods and seasons. For an equally solid volume on another genre of Chinese painting, see Lian Quan Zhen's Chinese Watercolor Techniques: Painting Animals. Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823006069
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Yue began learning Chinese brush painting as a child. She followed strict disciplines under three masters, one specializing in landscape painting and the other two in bird and flower painting. Her systematic, easy-to-grasp approach was featured in the popular title Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy. She lives in Bath, England.

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