Beautiful Plum Blossom painting from Fundamentals of Chinese Floral Painting: Volume 1 Plum by Su-sing Chow.
This is one of our most popular books not written by Ning Yeh because of its iconic subject matter, English and Chinese instructions, and accessible style are a wonderful combination.
The Four Gentlemen are considered the foundation of Chinese Brush Painting and include the Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, and Chrysanthemum. They are the training ground for the strokes and fundamental techniques used in all other subjects.
Plum is the Gentleman of winter. Its tendency to bloom during the harsh cold of winter has made it a symbol of perseverance in Chinese culture.
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