The Six Canons of Chinese Brush
Painting were codified around the beginning of the sixth century. If you
have never heard of this style of watercolor painting, you have
undoubtedly seen it at one time or another. It is elegant, simple and
steeped in tradition. Yet it is also complex, demanding and evolving.
And it is timeless.
If you would like to learn more about
Chinese Brush Painting, the following list of books will give you a good
If you want to dive right in, Nan
Rae is a renowned artist who teaches Chinese Brush Painting and
offers lessons at her site. In addition she has lovely prints and
greeting cards for purchase over the web as well as high quality
supplies for the brush painter. Her new book, The
Ch'i of the Brush, covers the subject beautifully with color
examples of various techniques as well as completed paintings. A full
review is available at the link to her book.
For more links to sites about Chinese
Brush Painting, Nan Rae's
Art Links is a great place to start. Or view my links
page that includes a variety of choices from brush painting to