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Friday, February 7, 2014

20. Workshop - Chinese Calligraphy and Botanical Painting


Detail of Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis, ©Heeyoung Kim

Ever been amazed by Chinese calligraphy brush strokes? 
Wouldn't it be nice when you can be that much confident with your brush?

During this very snowy winter, I tried some calligraphy, which is in my blood thanks to have master calligraphers as a father and a grandfather. As I know my brush handling skill comes from my calligraphy technique, I came up with the idea of having a workshop with this topic. 

Chinese calligraphy is all about brush handling. It looks very intimidating, but the basic is simple, 
believe or not. I trust everyone can learn just enough techniques to try for botanical painting. 

I am very excited with this totally new topic. 

2 comments:

  1. This is exquisite!! I feel I could sit and gaze at it all day and yet only begin to adsorb its beauty. I would love to learn Chinese brush handling from you...maybe at an ASBA conference sometime? I hope so.

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  2. I must say that overall I am very taken with this site. It is apparent that you know you subject matter and you are passionate about it. I wish I had got your ability to write. I have bookmarked your site and look forward to more updates.
    Calligraphy

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