I just started a Chinese Brush painting class in chrysanthemums.
Louise Chen does an incredible job of describing the culture and its relationship to art. The chrysanthemum is the fall flower, when all the other wild bloomers have ended and there is a focus on wisdom and relaxation. She likened it to people in their 60s. They have done what they had to do and now can reflect.
Hmm. Time for reflection!
|This one is on double shuen rice paper|
|We practice on coffee filters to see how ink will run.|
|I need to work on my vases!|
|This is on double shuen rice paper.|
|More on rice paper.|
|Ok I really like this pot. Not terribly Chinese, but I like it!|
|Another one on a coffee filter.|