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Inference Painting-Bamboo l Chinese Painting Book

Article: LPA003

Bamboo is one of the four plants that have been traditionally revered in Chinese Culture, as well as in brush making - plum blossom, orchid and the chrysanthemum are the others. Collectively, these plants are known as the Four Gentlemen, as they represent traits that artists seek to find in themselves. This book is suitable for Sumi and Fineline Painting.


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Style: Sumi-e

Main Content: Bamboo, Winter Bamboo

Edition Information: Chinese, 28 pages, 10.4 in x 14.8 in / 26.0 cm x 37.0 cm, softcover

Bamboo is the traditional symbol for summer because it is green and luxuriant. The plant is also righteous and indomitable – and these are the characteristics artists seek.

Inference Painting – Bamboo teaches the techniques essential to creating the perfect bamboo paintings. After this, the book provides a wide variety of bamboo masterworks for inspiration and study.

Each of the Four Gentlemen has a dedicated book in this series, as do other popular plants and symbols of Chinese painting. They are great tools for both Sumi-e and fineline (Gong Bi) painting.

the cover of the book inference painting - bamboo with a nice bamboo painting in sumi brush painting style