Welcome to ArtBrush Library, a hub for learning about the history of Japanese ink painting, created to assist in expanding your knowledge and appreciation of this traditional process.
The library is a growing source of writings and essays, covering a vast range of subjects including tools, materials, ink masters, viewing paintings and exploring ink painting within Japanese art history.
ArtBrush Library will continue to grow with new material, so be sure to visit often to harness this tool within your ink painting journey. All of the material on the library is downloadable, allowing you to print and create your own reference book at home.
''Study as if you never could get enough of it, as if you were afraid something might just get away from you'' - Confucius
PreviewLearning Japanese ink painting — Introduction
StartThe six canons of brush painting
StartAvoiding the banal
StartWhat makes a painting original ?
StartHow to make a line with ink ?
StartHow to make a simple line?
StartMastering the power of ink and brush - Richard Weihe/ Shih-T'ao
StartLearn from the pine - Matsuo Basho
Talia is an artist, a practitioner and a teacher of traditional Japanese ink painting. Following years of teaching, her love and passion for this artistic medium has now prompted her to create ArtBrush - online school for the studies of Japanese ink painting. The school is designed for students of all levels, from around the world, who are excited to learn, explore and discover the joy of ink painting and its many facets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Very detailed and informative course ! I have always been an admirer of Asian traditional painting and this course provided me of an insider's look of this magic world. With the help of Talia and the ARTBRUSH online courses, I have managed to learn, exercise and master special brushwork techniques otherwise unaccesible to me. I also got an overall understanding of the aesthetics around this beautiful world of ink painting.
I totally recommend this!
— Olympia T. Artist & Writer
As a beginner in Japanese Ink Painting, Talia's approach to teaching made me feel completely comfortable. I have learnt so much about the history, processes and application of Ink Painting and cannot wait to continue pursuing my newfound skill set even further. I would recommend ArtBrush to everyone, no matter of capability, it's a truly unique school which allows for dedicated and encouraging learning.
— Holly G. Artist
Talia’s ArtBrush online school guides its students onto a soulful journey into the realms of traditional Japanese ink painting. It is a unique combination between the disciplined perfection of the inner discourse of the hand, brush and ink, with an opportunity for new horizons as well as deep and spontaneous individual insights.
— Tsipi W. Art Historian