This month we were looking at colour layering using the work of Guan Naiquang, The idea being that colour is built up in many layers. This is still Xieyi style, using Xuan or semi sized Xuan – rather than Gongbi style using sized paper.
It’s a very interesting technique and allows you to develop a lot of depth in the picture and allows you to develop some unusual colours where you are layering transparent colours over one another. Requires patience an good brush control but well worth a try.
You have to be very careful and allow each layer to dry before you add the next one. None of the pictures were finished in class – hence the delay on the update
Sarah’s picture shows how far we got in class.
One of Guan Naiquang images that we used