123 pages, Chinese/English
Learn to paint in the vibrant Ling-nan style with renowned artist Lu Cheng-yuan. Ling-nan artists focus on communicating the emotional essence of the living creatures they paint, rather than just striving for purely realistic representations. They therefore push the boundaries of form, using bold gesture, dynamic brush-work and vivid colors to capture the mood and emotion of their subjects. Lu provides examples of his finest works and sequential instructions for the growing artist to emulate and refer to. Subjects include flowers, vegetables and an occasional bird or insect.