The Orchid 兰

The more I dabbled with Chinese ink and read about the history of the 4 gentlemen – 四君子, the more I am convinced that the ancient people have their wisdom and philosophy through use of painting and poetry. By looking at nature, they are able to draw principles for living! Let me just introduce one of…

Chinese Ink Painting class – Learning some basic strokes

The class started to learn how to write 兰 meaning Orchid. Chinese ink painting is closely related to forming of strokes and one calligrapher, Zhao Meng Fu (赵孟頫), a prince and descendant of the Song Dynasty‘s imperial family, and a Chinese scholar, painter and calligrapher during the Yuan Dynasty was the first artist to combine calligraphy…