How To: Paint Chinese watercolor tree ripened loquats

Paint Chinese watercolor tree ripened loquats

In Chinese watercolor paiting, static subjects like cherry blossoms and peach trees never go out of fashion because they represent the teeming life and beauty of nature that most Chinese watercolor artists enjoy representing.

In this video, you'll get a Chinese watercolor painting demo with painter Henry Li, who will paint a branch of loquats.

Loquats are unusual among fruit trees in that the flowers appear in the early winter, and the fruits are ripe in early spring. This golden fruit is a very common subject matter in traditional Chinese painting.

Colors used: Marie's Chinese watercolors (Gamboge Yellow, Orange Yellow and Verminion, Indigo Blue and Burnt Tea(dark brown).
Brush used: Piston-filler Waterbrush Pens
Paper: Single Layer Xuan(Shuan or Shuen) Rice Paper
All supplies can be found at Blue Heron Arts.

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