Synopses & Reviews
Full of gorgeous brushworks, easy-to-follow instructions, and exciting art materials, this complete kit is the perfect introduction to the ancient art of Chinese brush painting. After an introduction to the philosophy behind painting with Chinese brushstrokes and techniqes for holding and guiding the brush, aspiring artists are guided through step-by-step painting projects. Several accomplished artists show their process of painting subjects ranging from traditional bamboo and animals to a landscape and figure. This kit contains everything needed to complete all the projects in the 32-page lesson book. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish translation, watercolor paints, Chinese paintbrushes, ink stick, ink stone, palette, and watercolor paper.
About the Author
, born and raised in Hong Kong, Rebecca started to learn Chinese brush painting just before the age of 11. Since moving to England in 1971, Rebecca has devoted all her time to perfecting her Chinese art forms. Rebecca has exhibited and taught extensively in England. In 1993, Rebecca set up her own studio in Bath, UK, where she gives regular classes and workshops on many different Chinese art forms. Rebecca also has authored books on Chinese brush painting and Chinese calligraphy and works closely with local museums, art groups, and galleries, sharing her passion for the Chinese art forms.
During her early years in Hong Kong, Helen Tse studied under several renowned Chinese watercolor masters. Following a basic education in Canada, she moved to Orange County, California, where she has won numerous awards at juried shows and competitions. Her work has been represented in many private collections, local museums, galleries, and national shows.