Members’ Recommendations

This pages shares suggestions and recommendations from our members.  The views expressed here are personal, and do not represent endorsement by CBPS.


Follow my Brushmarks is a very informative blog by the wonderfully-named Reluctant Rat.  AA 2018

Joyful Brush is blog by Virginia Lloyd-Davies.  She has a useful tutorial on how to improve an old paintingAA 2018

Online videos

General: Henry Li (Blue Heron) is generally reliable; Virginia Lloyd-Davies has beautiful brushwork; Nan Rae is clear, detailed and left-handed!  AR 2018

Painting bamboo: Nan Rae gives a clear, detailed introduction parts 1 & 2, very good on leaves, though I don’t love that method for stems in part 2.  Henry Li (Blue Heron) shows examples 1 & 2 & 3.  This one has a nice illustration of the triangular grouping of leaves.  AR 2018


Fun little game on Apple called Ink, Mountains and Mystery.  A beautiful journey in art.  Also on Android.  AH2019