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Follow my Brushmarks is a very informative blog by the wonderfully-named Reluctant Rat. AA 2018
General: Henry Li (Blue Heron) is generally reliable; Virginia Lloyd-Davies has beautiful brushwork; Nan Rae is clear, detailed and left-handed! AR 2018
Flowers (in Chinese) PS2020
- Plum blossom
- Winter jasmine
- Fruits and vegetables
Landscape (in Chinese) PS2020
Famous painters (in Chinese) PS2020. The picture quality is not always great, but it is amazing to see these old masters actually painting.
- Qi Baishi painting prawns
- Zhang Daqian painting tree
- Li Keran painting landscape
- Li Kuchan painting eagle
- Huo Chunyang on orchid, bamboo and plum
- Ou Haonian on landscape in Lingnan style
- Fanzeng on figures
- Wu Zuoren on goldfish
- Wu Zuoren on yak
- Sun Qifeng on birds
- Lou Shibai’s Demonstration of Qi Baishi’s Painting Techniques Lou Shibai, was taught by Qi Baishi and very famous for his fluffy ducks.
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
A video touring the Chinese collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York – a great overview of different media, periods, styles and imagery, and a glimpse of the richness of the Met’s collection. CS2019
Fun little game called Ink, Mountains and Mystery. A beautiful journey in art. AH2019