On to new things today at Chinese Painting class – firstly we finished the Sultan Tit, this is the finished piece after we added green to the bamboo, mixed from mineral green, yellow and black ink. There was also just a touch of Burnt Sienna here and there.
We then started a new Spring landscape – I had almost forgotten it’s still only Spring! It’s been so warm that I was thinking of summer…. now that we’re onto advanced techniques the landscape is looking much more complicated than I’m used to, and I wasn’t too keen on them anyway. I think it’s going to take some patience, but I like the look of the composition and the colours so I’m looking forward to it.
These are the very beginnings… we’ve begun to outline some of the rocky structures in one corner. At this stage it’s really difficult to see what’s going on, how the shapes work, where the depth might be. I still have some light shading to do, for my homework, and then there’s a lot more ink ‘sketching’ to do to get the rest of the composition down before we start to add colour.