Chinese brush painting Flowers

Joan Lok

Book - 2014

Introduces basic brushwork found in Chinese brush painting, providing step-by-step instructions for painting thirty-six different flowers.

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Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational [2014]
First edition
Item Description
"A Quarto Book."
Includes index.
Physical Description
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Main Author
Joan Lok (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Artist Lok introduces readers to traditional styles of Chinese brush flower painting, which are a bit freer than that of English garden botanical painting. The first section of the book provides background on this genre, delineating the main styles of Chinese brush painting, such as contour, monochrome ink, and "idea painting." Materials particular to the style, brushwork techniques, traditional composition, and plant parts are also covered briefly in the introductory section. Step-by-step exercises follow, walking the reader through painting dozens of different colorful flowers. Notations about color mixes are included, and Lok also offers diagrams of particularly tricky brush motions where necessary. A handy visual directory of flowers allows readers to choose exercises by plant or color scheme. VERDICT This guide will appeal to flower fans of any skill level. [Page 72]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Introduces basic brushwork found in Chinese brush painting, providing step-by-step instructions for painting thirty-six different flowers.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This book gives artists the opportunity to explore a range of flowers beyond the traditional symbolic blooms common in Chinese brush-painting. Award-winning artist Joan Lok offers techniques for painting any flower in the garden, from the sunflower to the rose with skill and confidence.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Those who practice Chinese brush-painting are very familiar with the blooms of the lotus, peony, and plum blossom. These flowers are common in instructional brush painting books because of their special symbolism in Chinese culture. In Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers, artists will have the opportunity to explore a more diverse range of blooms with the expert guidance of award-winning artist and instructor Joan Lok. Starting with the basics of materials, brushwork, and the five Chinese brush-painting methods, then moving into paint consistency, creating blends of color, and understanding flower anatomy, Lok will guide and inspire the artist to paint any flower in the garden with skill and confidence. Thirty six projects include:SunflowerDay LilyRoseMorning GloryStargazer Lily, and many othersEach flower includes specific technical emphasis, a suggested palette of colors, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers is a down-to-earth and accessible teaching guide for all levels of artist, from beginner up. More than 250 full-color illustrations throughout.