I had not realised that he was instrumental in founding the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding : the SACU website has interesting articles and videos.
I am now keen to read more, such as Bomb, Book and Compass (know as the The Man Who Loved China in USA)by Simon Winchester (I enjoyed The Surgeon of Crowthorne years ago). Not sure if I will manage all the volumes of Science and Civilization in China!
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