Monthly Archives: July 2016

Shuhua Jin Technique from the Wednesday Class

This month the Wednesday group revised a technique taught to you by Shuhua Jin in 2011. Shuhua has a very distinctive style that is influenced by the artist Xu Gu and is a pleasure to work with. The work is very multi-dimensional.

The method involves an under painting using a brush double loaded with light ink and white; a second layer using a brush triple loaded with light ink and colour; and a third layer adding the outline ink work.

It takes time – but it is great fun.

Pictures by:

Jacki Brown
Marion Dearlove

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Tree Orchids and Grass Orchids from the Sunday Class

In June we tackled both Tree Orchids and Grass Orchids. Both appear in Chinese paintings – both ancient and modern. As you will know, the grass orchid is one of the 4 gentlemen.

People used P34 – thick icy xuan and papers they had with them.

P34 – thick icy xuan is a sized paper. The paper seemed to reduce the tones of the ink a lot—which is worth remembering if you are planning to use it but the results were interesting.

Pictures by:
Bianca Deegan Grass Orchids painted on linen paper
Mitsuko Ohno Tree Orchids painted on gold flex paper
Marion Dearlove Yellow Tree Orchid painted on P34

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