The Mise En Place of Color in Chinese Painting
Silver hibiscus by Ning Yeh. Silver color for the flowers is created by mixing Sakura white with Best Bottle Ink The "Mise En Place" of Chinese ...
Vintage Gold Speck Shuen, 3.5" Wash Brush and Video Book Review
Simple goldfish painting on vintage gold speckle shuen Vintage Gold Speckle Shuen We have a batch of Vintage Gold Speckle that we are offering in...
Creativity Tips for Perfectionists
Close up crop of a simple landscape painting on new gold speckle paper. We are preparing some cut sheets for sale starting Friday 5/22 This is a ...
Mayee Releases New Summer Live-On-line Painting Classes
Mayee's New Live-On-line Summer Classes When a teacher combines a proven system, impeccable organization, and an unbridled enthusiam for her subj...
Examining East/West Student Attitudes
7000 prospective art students sit for an entrance exam at Shandong University of Arts and Design. Only 30 will be admitted. Student Attitudes Ea...
New Vintage Gold Speckle Shuen
We have a batch of Vintage Gold Speckle shuen that we are offering in cut sheets (18"x27"). Something about this paper gives it slightly more moist...
OAS Newsletter Spring 2020
Our Spring 2020 Newsletter continues our series on the Chinese Brush Painting Mastery Steps. Take the next step towards mastery! We also have lots of product features and lessons. Enjoy our award winning newsletter!
Simple Landscape Scene with Farmer and Water Buffalo on New Gold Speckle Shuen Paper
A simple landscape painting shows the beauty of our new Gold Speckle Shuen paper.
Iris Painting on new Mulberry Paper
Simple Iris painting showing off the qualities of our new mulberry paper.
White Space in Brush Painting
We discuss how to think differently about painting to focus on white space to make this easier and more fun
How Your Mind and Body Cooperate to Learn Brush Painting
Learning brush painting can be difficult because your mind has A.D.D. and your body is a dog...To explain further, your mind learns concepts quickly but easily forgets and loses focus, meanwhile your body requires patient, positive training and repetition over time to "learn a new trick."
5 Things to Look for in the Best Brushes for Chinese Brush Painting
Chinese ink got its start over 2,000 years ago, and it's still popular today. If you want to get into Chinese painting, you need that ink. However...