Flower Heads – painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden

Cover Photo: peach blossom and willow branches 桃花柳枝, by Yun ShouPing. Check Ancient Chinese Flower Paintings by Yun Shou Ping 恽寿平 for more of his…

Size My Xuan Paper?

Cover Photo: Inkston Xuan Paper Workshop Craftsman, taken on 6th June, 2018. How to make your raw Xuan paper more creative? Different from machine made…

Floral composition – painting techniques from Mustard Seed Garden

Cover Photo: 秋海棠图页 Autumn Begonia, painted by (to be confirmed). Different from our other posts on Mustard Seed Garden tutorial, this post helps to paint three…

Bird 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. Flower and Bird are always popular…

Emperor Huizong of Song and His Work of Art

  Emperor Huizong, personal name Zhao Ji, was in reign from 1100 to 1126. Although he has never been considered as a good ruler, he…

Painting Guide for Gongbi Style

Since our first article How to Paint Gongbi Style: Lotus Out of Water, we have received quite a few queries on Gongbi painting. These queries…

Yellow Mountain, HuangShan

Inkston studio has moved to Yellow Mountain to be closer to all our workshops! Yellow Mountain or 黄山 Huangshan, is a famous cultural spot which…

Painting Silk

Silk and tea might be the two most well-known products when we talk about China. Besides using for clothing, silk has been playing an important…

Chinese Seal Stones

For people who would like to carve their own seals, know how to choose a proper seal stone is a necessary skill. In this article,…

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…

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…

Flower Stems – 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 Cover picture is by…