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Recording of Pansy Flowers Gongbi Painting Workshop Download[Gongbi_L_Pancy]


This is a recording of the workshop on April 18, Tuesday, 2023.  It is now available for purchase. You may download it or watch it online, and you may also submit your finished work for critique by email. **

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm PST (3.5 hours)(12pm East, 4pm UK, 5pm Europe)

Subject Matter: Pansy Flowers

Class Description: Join Victoria Li in this Chinese brush painting workshop focused on Pansy Flowers. Using the Gongbi Flower Paintings by the 3 Masters as a reference (as shown on the class thumbnail image. A HD copy will be provided in the class handout), we will learn the techniques and skills required to create a beautiful pansy painting.

The painting title that we will learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy is 最美四月天 "The Most Beautiful April Days". Pansies are known for their beautiful and vibrant colors, making them a popular subject for Gongbi-style painting. 

We will start the class with a calligraphy practice session in four styles: Standard, walking, cursive, and clerical. This session will help improve brush control and line quality, which is essential for Gongbi painting. During the painting session, we will learn the basic Gongbi painting skills, including how to hold two brushes in one hand for color shading, basic ink outlines techniques, and the three basic ways of color washing: separated washing, glazing, and highlighting.

As we work on the entire sample painting, we will be availble to answer question in class and provide critiques on students' works in progress, regardless of how much they have finished. The Zoom class will be recorded and accessible for class registrants to review with no time limit. Additionally, students may submit their finished work by email for critique.

Whether you're a beginner or have some experience with brush painting, this workshop is suitable for all levels. The techniques you learn from Gongbi practice will provide a solid foundation for other styles of brush painting. Moreover, both calligraphy and Gongbi painting emphasize line quality, so studying them together will benefit brush control. Finally, the coloring of Gongbi painting is very similar to western-style watercolor painting, but the compositions and brush strokes are quite different. Thus, studying Chinese brush calligraphy and Gongbi painting will make your watercolor painting more exquisite.

Class Logistics: The class will be held on April 18, Tuesday, 2023, from 9:00 am-12:30 pm PST (3.5 hours), which is 12 pm East, 4 pm UK, or 5 pm Europe. The class will be conducted over Zoom and recorded for future reference. Please register to receive class handouts and Zoom access code before the class. The class will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to download/review the class recording with no time restrictions.

 Supplies List (The cost are not included in the class fee. Please click on the links to order.)

  1. None-absorbent Sized Xuan Paper: For each workshop, we will use 2 pieces of 13.5’’x 9" sized Xuan paper. Cicada-wing-sized-xuan is highly recommended for easy tracing and getting sharper lines:
  2. Brushes:
  3. Color and ink:
  4. Light box: A4 size (optional)

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