160 pages, 323 colour photos and colour illustrations
Chinese brush painting is an ancient art, steeped in history, symbolism and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This beautifully illustrated book takes you on a journey through the history, techniques and materials that will enable you to produce stunning paintings of flowers, birds, animals and landscapes. Written by a respected artist and teacher, it covers traditional techniques as well as more recent innovative ideas, and reveals the beauty and mastery behind this art.
"Maggie's showcase images are her stunning, vibrant flowers which really wow the reader, whereas there are also chapters dedicated to fruit, vegetables, animals, insects and landscapes. You can dip into these to understand the simple brushstrokes which depict an object. This comprehensive book is full of painted and photographic illustrations with suggested exercises for students to try."
- Society of Floral Painters Newsletter
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Maggie Cross grew up in Hong Kong where she learnt to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. Her interest in the Chinese culture developed into a love of Chinese painting. Over the years, she has worked with many Chinese masters and developed her own skills and style. Her work is held in many collections around the world.