Chinese Ink Painting Workshop Held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication
‘Well, please take a photo for me and my panda.’
Ms Liapin was very excited when she finished her first ink painting of Panda and Bamboo. It was really amazing to Ms Liapin as well as all the participants that a panda would come vividly into being with simply two brushes, a piece of rice paper and some ink.
Different from Western paintings, traditional Chinese ink paintings have no specific perspective; neither do they devote any particular care to the luxuriance of colour. Kaleidoscopic changes are produced just with water and ink. Observing closely, you may find that each part of the painting can be an independent piece with its own flavour.
It is also fascinating to enjoy scroll paintings by unfolding them expectantly inch by inch, which represent a Chinese way of gradual aesthetic appreciation, as opposed to the ‘taking-everything-in-a-glance’ appreciation of oil painting.
The event, led by Chi Zhang, an Edinburgh-based Chinese artist, was held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication on Wednesday 13th May 2015.