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Hen How

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.

Persimmon and Cabbage draft
Seal Script Calligraphy

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

Gallery additions

Lotus (c) A Reich 2020

Some more old and new paintings finally mounted. 

I love the roofscapes of Anhui province.
And I am fascinated by ancient Chinese vessels.  Silver Moon is a free interpretation of Warring States silver and gold inlay.
Anhui Roofscape (c) A Reich 2012
Silver Moon (c) A Reich 2014


Chinese Culture

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.