VIRTUAL – Learn the Ancient Style of Chinese Brush Painting Techniques at my home studio, hosted by Watercolor Art Society of Houston
Lead; Peihong Endris
Date; Wednesdays Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Click the link to register https://watercolorhouston.org/event-3898637
The Gong-bi style developed during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), when great prosperity enabled advancements in the arts. Gong-bi required intense commitment to technique, and the resulting work was sought after by wealthy royal families. Together, we will study this ancient technique with its focus on delicacy, precision, detail, and patience.
- Two sheets of 20” x 15” boards as wooden or Plastic Corrugated (Michael’s care Plastic Corrugated sheet 20” x 30”, to make two sheets)
- A roll an inch masking tape or Blue tape.
- One 2.5 or 3 inch flat soft bristles as sheep hair brushes. 2 small combination brushes as surrounded with white sheep hair and inner with brown hard briskets. Two fine tip brushes for detailed lines work.
- A box of Chinese Marie’s color (https://www.jerrysartarama.com/maries-chinese-watercolor-painting-set)
- In this section we use non absorbency rice paper; you will need 2-5 sheet of Shimming size Shuen paper 26” x 54” (nonabsorbent rice paper) or Cicada Wing paper( on orientalartsupply.com the shimmer size Shuen paper called P14BP and Cicada wing Size Shuen called P14C. On Amazon called megrez+shu+xuan+paper https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Practice-Japanese-Calligraphy-Thickening/dp/B07Q8TMD4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=megrez%2Bshu%2Bxuan%2Bpaper&qid=1591646576&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1)
- A bottle of Sumi-e ink
- Couple of porcelain dishes as your old dish or any kind of tray for mixing colors. A roll of paper towel.
- a wash jar or container.