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Goldfish – How to Make Use of Watermarks in Chinese Painting on Rice Paper

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese painting Introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese Painting: Brush, Rice Paper, Inkstick and Inkstone.
Here is a list of supplies for beginners:
1. 2-5 Chinese Painting Brushes.
You need a pair of soft and stiff brush, or a combination brush to get start. Good varieties in size and shapes are available here for you to choose from. If you already have some Asian brushes, try them to see if they work for you.
2. Sumi Ink. You may use bottled liquid ink for convenience. Tradtitional inkstick and inkstone and are recommended for best result.
3. Rice Paper. High quality of authentic Chinese rice paper are available at moderate prices. We recommend mulberry paper to beginning student for less bleeding and evenly color lending. For advanced students, you might want to try our high absorbent Xuan(shuan) paper.
4. Watercolor Paints. Marie’s Chinese painting watercolor and color chips are available in our online store. You may also use artist quality watercolor or gouache.
5. A Pallete or Two White Ceramic Saucers.
6. A Water Container for rinsing brush, as big as possible.
7. A piece of Felt Pad. It should be in white or light color, no black! Synthetic is fine. Recommended size: 18″x20″.
8. Paper Towel or Hand Tissue. for blotting or to dry the brush.
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Nine Goldfish in Free Style Chinese Painting by Henry Li

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

top chinese painting 九如图 – Nine Goldfish is a good omen in Chinese, which suggests best fortune.

Materials List
Brush:Combination Brush of Goat and Wolf hairs,

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Paper: single Xuan.
Paints: Marie’s Chinese painting colors,
Ink: ground ink paste from tung oil soot Inkstick.
Glue Water: Peach Sap Glue Powder

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* Translation of the corner seal: “Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap” which is a line from the Taolist master Chuang Tzu. He said:
“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
My interpretation: getting the right painting brush is necessary to paint the fish, but it is more important to captured the happy spirit of the fish. If you’ve gotten what I am trying to say, forget about my poor English words. :-)
I carved this seal 25 years ago when I was a graduate student in Nanjing University.

* If you like it I can make a seal like it for you.

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