Lin FengMian 林风眠

We love Lin FengMian's art! Lin FengMian started Chinese painting at age of 6 by learning Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden and continued art…

BaDa ShanRen

BaDa ShanRen (八大山人) is art name of Zhu Da (朱耷, 1626 - 1705). He was descendant of Ming Dynasty's first emperor Zhu YuanZhang (朱元璋, HongWu…

Painting Fancy with Gold

  For people who are familiar with traditional Chinese paintings, it is obvious that there is an unspoken rule related to 'humble' and 'simplicity'. It…

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…

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…

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,…

Flower Leaves – 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. Inkston Summary A complete flower painting…

Flower Petals – 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…

Chinese Painting/ Sumi E Colour Mixing Chart

In this article we have listed some popular formulas to create new colours. The colour on the right end of each colour row is the…

孙岩 SunYan – 山水 ShanShui landscape painting

SunYan (Ding Fa), artistic name "Shi Chi" is a leading landscape painter, his art works are presented frequently at various professional art exhibitions and on…

Chinese Colours

Inkston supplies the finest traditional colours available from Jiang SiXu Tang and Old Hu Kai Wen: PS., if you are looking for materials for Tang…