Chinese Painting Techniques

Chinese Painting Techniques

by Alison S. Cameron


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Chinese Painting Techniques by Alison S. Cameron

The first guide to unify the philosophical and imitative methods of instruction in the art of Chinese painting. The text explains the tools of the art and basic strokes and writing of Chinese characters before moving on to demonstrate the use of these strokes to represent trees, flowers, boats, rocks, insects, others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804801034
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/1967

Table of Contents

1Materials and Equipment (Figs. 1-3)23
2Ink, Inkstone, and Brush (Figs. 4-12)27
3Painting Strokes (Figs. 13-32)33
Lesson 1Basic Strokes33
Lesson 2Characters40
4The Three Friends (Figs. 33-116)59
Lesson 1Bamboo, Mo Ku Style59
Lesson 2Pine, Pai Miao Style77
Lesson 3Plum, Ku Fa and Mo Ku Style93
Lesson 4Composition105
5Landscape Painting (Figs. 117-180)109
Lesson 1Trees109
Lesson 2Foliage114
Lesson 3Rocks and Other Land126
Lesson 4Figures and Animals132
Lesson 5Dwellings138
Lesson 6Boats142
Lesson 7Water146
Lesson 8Distant Hills and Mountains150
Lesson 9Landscape Composition153
6Use of Color (Figs. 181-194)157
7Flowers, Birds, and Insects (Figs. 195-231)173
Lesson 1Flowers173
Lesson 2Birds191
Lesson 3Insects198
8Human Figures (Figs. 232-249)203
9Mounting Process (Figs. 250-255)215

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