"How to" Cards that teach Plum & Fruit flower painting in sumi-e style
MainContent: Plum Blossom, Peach Blossom, Apricot Flower
Edition Information: Chinese, 24 individual pages, 11.4 in x 11.4 in / 28.5 cm x 28.5 cm, softcover
There is a reason why the May’s Painting Cards count among the bestselling products in our shop. Since they do not come as a book but easy to use and position instructional painting cards - working with them is very convenient which is why many of our clients prefer them to traditional painting books.
At the same time, they focus on certain objects or categories that have a lot of appeal to brush painters.
This edition is all about fruit flowers. Instructional and inspirational at the same time, you find illustrations, step-by-step and technical instructions on how to master the most classic fruit flowers - plum blossom, apricot blossom and peach blossom.
Each of these three flowers is widely used in Chinese art, and is valued in Chinese culture, as well. Perhaps the most revered of the three is the Plum Blossom, which is one of the plants that make up the Four Gentlemen.
Each of the Four Gentlemen represents a specific season, and they also symbolize traits that artists seek to find in themselves. The plum blossom represents winter and signifies pride, and artists use it as inspiration to enrich their moral integrity. Needless to say, the plum blossom appears often in traditional Chinese artwork, and has since ancient times.
We are sure, once you start working with one deck of our instructional painting cards you will learn to love them.