142 pages, English
Ning Yeh publishes yet another step-by-step illustration of one hundred and eight different flowers to his already extensive instructional collection. 108 Flowers by Ning Yeh is being described by one of his A+ students as being an "Encyclopedia" to painting flowers for the Chinese Brush artist! Explore through Ning's first volume as he walks the reader through illustrations of the first twenty-seven flowers.
Ning starts with an introduction of material and flower painting basic. Each flower subject has step-by-step notes on color preparation, brush use and composition detail. Ning introduces each flower lesson with a picture of the finished painting, an original by Ning Yeh, accompanied with the English name of the flower and its Chinese name and meaning. He details each stroke on the original painting with numeric sequence in step-by-step fashion. Follow his notations and you will complete twenty-seven different subjects and thirty-one completed compositions from beginning to end.
Subjects in book 1 includes African Violet (the lesson Jashin used to introduce her husband to her family's tradition of Chinese Brush painting), Amaryllis, Anemone Poppy, Apple Blossom, Azalea, Bamboo, Banana, Begonia, Bell Flower, Bird of Paradise, Blackberry Lily, Bleeding Heart Peony, Blue Bonnet, Bougainvillea, Calla Lilly, Camellia, Canna, Carnation, Cattleya Orchid, Cherry Blossom, Chili Pepper, Chinese Magnolia, Christmas Cactus, Chrysanthemum, Clivia, Cockscomb and Coral.
Subjects in book 2 include Corn, Cotton Rose, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Dahlia, Datura, Day Lily, Dendrobium, Dogwood, Dragon Head, Dragon Pearl, Dutch Iris, Eggplant, Forget-Me-Not, Foxglove, Freesia, Fuchsia, Geranium, Ginger Lily, Gladiolus, Gloxinia, Gourd, Grape, Heavenly Bamboo, Hibiscus, Multi-layered Hibiscus and Holly.
Subjects in book 3 include Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Iris, Japanese Iris, Jasmine, Kapok, Lantern Hibiscus, Lichee, Lilac, Lily, Lily of the Nile, Lily of the Valley, Loquat, Lotus, Magnolia, Manihot Hibiscus, Morning Glory, Myrtle, Narcissus, Night Bloom, Orchid, Orchid Tree, Paeonia, Pansy, Passion, Peach Blossom.
Subjects in book 4 include Peony, Persimmon, Plum Blossom, Poinsettia, Pomegranate, Poppy, Primrose, Protea, Pumpkin, Ranunculus, Rose, Shrimp Plant, Silk Gourd, Snapdragon, Strawberry, Sunflower, Tiger Lily, Torch Ginger, Touch-Me-Not, Trumpet Creeper, Tulip, Water Lily, Watermelon, Whale Flower, Winter Sweet, Wisteria and Bamboo Shoot.
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