In this lesson you will learn to paint Wild Orchid. The flower represents the way of elegance and hidden beauty. Practice your brush and make your very own botanical ink and watercolour painting.
This lesson is included in The Four Nobles Foundation course.
IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL:
✥ Learn how to prepare your workspace
✥ Learn how to hold the brush and make your own ink
✥ Exercise the brush to make fluent lines
✥ Practice Japanese calligraphy for heart/mind
✥ Learn step-by-step how to paint wild orchids
✥ Use Japanese watercolours
✥ Create your very own beautiful ink paintings
✥ Deepen your experience of the meditative nature of ink painting
THE LESSON ALSO INCLUDES:
✥ Tools and materials check-list
✥ Downloadable PDF worksheet to accompany each lesson
✥ Xtra compositions for you to practice in your own time
Upon completion of your lesson you will achieve at least two new composition of Wild Orchids, in ink and watercolour. You will know to write the calligraphy character for heart/mind in Japanese, and become confident using the Japanese brush, ink and paper. You will further your understanding of this practice, and discover an open gate to further your own creative journey.
THIS LESSON IS FOR YOU IF:
✥ You want to learn the foundation of how to paint wild orchids using traditional Japanese brushes, ink and paper.
✥ You may not have previous experience, but are excited to explore and learn a new way of painting.✥ You love the way of Japanese ink painting and wish to practice further, explore and develop your skills and abilities.
PreviewIntroduction on painting wild orchids (1:40)
StartBrush practice - 'thin - thick - thin' line (2:28)
StartPainting wild orchid leaves (1:31)
StartCalligraphy practice - HEART 心 'shin/kokoro (3:19)
StartPainting wild orchid flowers (4:36)
StartCommon mistakes (3:15)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition I (3:47)
StartWild orchid flower stem (3:06)
StartGroup of wild orchid leaves (3:52)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition II - Ink & Colour (7:38)
StartWild orchid colour flower stem (10:20)
StartSoul meditation - Elegance (0:29)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition III - Colour (5:28)
StartWild Orchids - Outro (0:45)
Start3 additional compositions for you to practice in your own time
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
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