Happy Year of the Dog from Inkston

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Here, at the beginning of Chinese New Year 2018, we wish you a happy and prosperous Year of the Dog!

Please note: despatch from china will be closed for Chinese New Year from 7-21 Feb. Please complete orders by 5 February to avoid holiday shipping delays

Read on for our Year of the Dog competition and the latest articles in our series of tips and techniques from the Mustard Seed Garden.

Year of the Dog Painting Competition

Year of the Dog Painting Competition
Painting competition to celebrate Chinese Year of the Dog 2018. This February China has a week long Chinese New Year celebration to mark the new Year of the Dog, so why not celebrate it with a painting! Painting competition Rules artwork should include the dog theme! artwork should mainly use oriental techniques and traditional materials such as xuan paper, traditional …

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Insects - painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden

Insects - painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden
Part of a series of articles on painting techniques from 'Mustard Seed Garden' manual and encyclopedia of chinese painting. Cover Picture Here's an example of a finished butterfly picture from the Song dynasty (960 – 1279): Li An Zhong Spring Butterflies 23 by 25 cm Beijing Forbidden City Palace Museum.
Tips from Mustard Seed Garden Inkston’s Summary: observe …

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Four Gentlemen: Bamboo - painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden - 兰竹梅菊 : 竹 zhú

Four Gentlemen: Bamboo - painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden - 兰竹梅菊 : 竹 zhú
Part of a series of articles on painting techniques from 'Mustard Seed Garden' manual and encyclopedia of chinese painting. Cover Picture Cover pictures by master of bamboo painting and calligraphy Zheng BanQiao 郑板桥 (artistic name of 鄭燮 Zheng Xie), 1693–1765. He is probably the most famous artist who specializes in painting bamboos. He even created his own very unique style of calligraphy. …

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