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Winter solstice painting for Greeting card

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Winter solstice painting for Greeting card

The Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival 冬至) is one of the essential Chinese festival celebrations of the year. In tradition, in most northern regions, the Chinese would eat dumplings, and in the southern regions, the Chinese would eat glutinous rice. Since I have been practicing Chinese Brush painting, the winter solstice festival is around the corner on December 21, 2020. We have been sending cute animated graphics through the phone to wish our friends and family a fantastic winter solstice festival in the past year. This year, I want to do something in a more analog way. So I painted some...

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Chinese Brush Christmas Painting

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Chinese Brush Christmas Painting

Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner; that said, Christmas also is coming in a few weeks. In the past, I usually self-printed letterpress holiday cards for my friends, but I want to create something different from a letterpress card this year. I'm also wondering how do I convert my Chinese brush printing on lino block so I can print with my C& P Pilot letterpress. It will take me a while to figure it out. I have been practicing this Chinese brush Christmas painting many times before I'm comfortable to shoot the video above. I make sure the composition is...

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Speeding Drawing of Chrysanthemum & Persimmons

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Speeding Drawing of Chrysanthemum & Persimmons

The fall season is officially here. Persimmon and chrysanthemum are the popular subject matters in Chinese brush painting to welcome the fall season. Persimmon is one of my favorite fruit. I remembered the first time I had persimmon was from my grandmother. I remembered persimmon was quite precious and expensive in my home country because they were imported. Chrysanthemum is the queen of the fall flower, and it is an essential flower in our culture. Chrysanthemums are the topic in hundreds of poems and paintings of China. Chrysanthemum tea is one of my favorite tea when I'm feeling under the...

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Narcissus Flower Painting for an Enamel Mug

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Narcissus Flower Painting for an Enamel Mug

Narcissus Flower is very elegant. It is beautiful to display with the bulbs in a clear vase. Last Christmas, my client gave me a bulb vase Christmas gift from Sugarboo & Co that perfect fit for Narcissus Flower and Bulb. Here is the link to the vase. Today, I was looking for inspiration for my painting, and the Natciscus flower and bulbs came to my mind. I practiced a couple of times before the video to make sure I like the composition, then I finalized it with the last version and shot a time-lapse video of it. I want to create an...

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Pine Tree Painting

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Pine Tree Painting

There are two big beautiful pine trees in my neighbor's backyard. I used to get many pine cones dropped into my backyard everyday. It was quite painful when the pine cones hit my head. (grin) My neighbor told me that he had these trees since he was twelve years old when he moved into his house, and he is already at his middle age. I believe those pine trees at least 50 -75 years old. Lately, I tried to paint a pine tree, pine needles, and branches with a Chinese brush. A pine tree seems very easy to paint, but...

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