Sorry about the month of no blogging - I have been very busy sorting and organising and booking people for this incredible experience.
Li Jun had taught us how to use our brushes! Such an obvious and basic skill, but one which we in the West seem to be lacking. The subtle pressures and weights, twists, loading of ink/water/paint, wiping of material to create a fine point, scratchy backwards pushing to create texture, etc, etc.
These skills and many more were taught over the 3 days of workshops [30+ students], and half day demonstration, through exercises painting frogs, fish, prawns, bamboo, birds and even mushrooms.
Many more 'how to's' to follow over the next week or so of blogging.
...now the 'how to's' for the students...
...and some more the next day...
...and to top it all off, Li Jun is a very lovely and generous man.
He has made many new friends, and we are grateful to have connected with him on such a creative level. No matter that we couldn't speak each other's languages..... we speak the same language of ART.