Day 285: Sultan Tit, Pt. 3

Sultan Tit (Chinese Spontaneous Style)

Sultan Tit (Chinese Spontaneous Style)

Normal life is quickly reasserting itself here, with no time for maudlin, or not very much anyway. I know I should probably be glad of the distraction, but I’ve just spent most of today pouring over database entries and I’m going cross eyed!

Mum and Dad are safely home (we’ve just had a chat on Skype) and so it’s back to work with a new job and Chinese Painting Class today.

I’d like to have more to show you but progress is slow on this one… our teacher is being very cautious and making us sketch and trace each aspect before we begin to paint. So today our two hours involved watching him complete the bamboo and leaves in ink before getting us to draw them on a separate sheet, then ink them, then trace them onto the finished piece with ink. Next week we’ll be adding colour… and we may get to start something new as well, a landscape I believe.