Flower & Bird Composition

Angela explaining a composition
Bada Shanren Ducks & Lotus

Composition – how to assemble elements of a painting into a satisfying whole – is one of the trickiest parts of CBP, and not very well covered in the available books.  My unique workshop gathers advice from Chinese artists, including Qu Leilei and Cai Xiaoli, structured to be a usable set of tools for students of Chinese painting.   It includes:

  • Host & Guest
  • Contrast & Movement
  • Structure & Shapes
  • Space & Layers

This workshops helps painters analyse, understand and use the principles of composition for free brush flower and bird painting, including placement of calligraphy and seals.