We had a wonderful afternoon in the sunshine looking at the work of Huang Yong Yu (who is in his 94 year). He has a very unique style. We had to really look at the pictures and try to work out how he painted his flowers. The conclusion is – backgrounds go on first and then when they are almost dry the flowers are added. The flowers make use of lots of thick paint mixed with mineral colour to hold them on the surface of the backgrounds. Everyone painted a background first and then painted an owl or a crane whilst the backgrounds were drying. Sadly, not many of the flower paintings were finished but they are all works in progress!
Bianca Degan – one on the finished flowers