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|Title: Chinese Brush Painting: A Hands-On Introduction to the Traditional Art|
By: Caroline Self & Susan Self, Susan Self
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
|Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
Stock No: WW838771
For more than a thousand years, a traditional Chinese style of art—brush painting—has been used to make pictures that are more than just pictures. These are images that harness your imagination, and capture on paper the true spirit of an animal…or a landscape…or a tree. All you need is black paint, white paper, and your best mental focus!
Step by step this calligraphy for kids book shows you how fun it can be to paint Chinese characters in the traditional way. Once you learn the basic strokes, you can put them together to create everything from a pine cone to a mountain scene. you will even be able to write some Chinese calligraphy.
You'll find that Chinese brush painting will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts. And your masterpieces will be inspiring decoration for your walls or great gifts for your friends and family.
Open this book, pick up your brush and let's get started!
Susan Self studied art in college and on trips to Europe and Asia, often accompanying her mother. She has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from UC San Diego.
"The ancient art of Chinese brush painting has recently become very popular and there are several fine books on the art available. Caroline Self and daughter Susan who studied art in college here offer simplified instruction for ages nine and up on painting orchids bamboo pines insects birds and landscapes." —Library Journal
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