For your interest and my relaxation at Penguin Market tomorrow I will paint some works influenced by my study of Chinese Brush Painting. I do not rigidly apply the accuracy of expert practitioners, rather I adopt the principles and philosophies to my watercolour and ink paintings (as in the example of Japonica above). My aim is to capture the essence of the subject using a minimum of fluid brush strokes with soft goat hair brushes. Some will be in watercolour, in others I will use the solid ink stick and a stone in the traditional way. Come and find out why this is so meditative… you can even have a go.
NEXT WEEK…. creating with Polymer clay.