Chinese Painting - Watercolor on silk - the Garden
Chinese Peinting - Watercolor:
- Watercolor on a Kakemono.
- We can find two types of Chinese paintings: Painting on vertical scroll and on horizontal scroll.
This painting is on verticall Scroll.
- Large painting which is a mix of Painting, screen printing and Chinese Ink art.
- This painting is special because it is on a silk fabric (not rice paper) then the whole painting is mounted on paperboard.
- A kakemono is a Japanese scroll painting or calligraphy mounted usually with silk fabric edges on a flexible backing, so that it can be rolled for storage.
- The kakemono was introduced to Japan during the Heian period, primarily for displaying Buddhist images for religious veneration, or as a vehicle to display painting or poetry.
- From the Muromachi period, landscapes, flower and bird paintings, portraiture, and poetry became the favorite themes.
- To achieve a beautiful Chinese painting you need four elements: A good brush, some rice paper, a stone ink and some ink stick.
- In order to change ink stick into liquid ink you must crossed the ink stick on the ink stone and add some water.