Koi and lotus blossoms
Ages Teen to Adult
$30 without supplies & $40 with supplies
Date: Tuesday May
Koi and lotus are symbols of abundance and good luck .
Come and try this lively way of paining –Lingnon style from ancient southern China
Chinese brushes of various sizes
A white towel or felt that can get paint on it
A spray bottle
Chinese "Ling non" school watercolors
This style encourages the student to paint freely and expressively.
The class is designed to help you work more spontaneously.
The "rice"or cotton paper used in the class is made to be brushed quickly.
You will learn techniques meant to make the maximum statement, with a minimum of brush strokes.
Use colors /paper you have, or check materials list below:
Chinese chip colors are available through oriental art supply, Holbein are the closest in tube colors.
-A felt blanket , old linen tablecloth or towel
-Two water buckets
-A palette for mixing colors
-Small spray bottles for water and paint
-I use sable brushes- small 6
medium 10-and large. Kosinski sable are best
for western watercolor paper.
-Water buckets -2
-I use Gemini, Fabriano or Waterford paper ,cold press 140 or 200 lb
-Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (xuan) (oriental art supply OAS.com)
Holbein colors work best:suggested colors
imidazolone lemon yellow
compose green No.1
cobalt violet light
- Sumi e rice paper or double shuen (oriental art supply) (The Art Stop) has a few rolls of sugi gama
- -Water soluble Chinese ink ("The Art Stop" sells this in a bottle)
- -Bamboo brushes ,small medium and large -
- newsprint-Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman -this paint often has weak pigment )
- Any watercolors (EXCEPT Cotman – This is student-grade paint and you need artist grade). Chinese chip colors are available through Oriental Art Supply.
- Meanwhile, Holbein are the closest in tube colors.
- A felt blanket, an old linen tablecloth, or a white towel.
- A palette for mixing colors
- Two water buckets one for clean one for dirty water
- Small spray bottle for water, one for paint