Painting wisteria, really trying to capture the winding vines.
I painted the japonica and lantern in my garden.
A few more objects:
Also carved a seal, first one for some time, so quite pleased with it.
Quite interesting information on seals.
I demonstrated how to paint cock and hen recently. I enjoy exploring different techniques for the same composition.
Calligraphy and seals need to be added.
Also working on still life composition – not right yet – and calligraphy practice.
The calligraphy is a poem by Huang Binhong: Wei and Meng’s five-character poems make a clear chant; Jin and Tang eight methods become calligraphy
I am enjoying live Zoom Chinese Culture seminars with Madison Plantier.
We’ve explored Chinese poetry, learnt the right way to prepare tea, and drooled over the Eight Great Cuisines! And there is lots more to learn about.
Madison was a guide on the trip to China that I did last year (including Suzhou, Hongcun, and good food). She has a wide knowledge of Chinese history and customs.