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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