Building Brush Skills

Dance of the eye & hand: more fundamentals of Chinese brush painting video lessons

These are intended for the student with some background with Asian brush painting and for the adventurous who wish to push their skills.

A single lesson can be purchased for $20

or the complete series of 11 lessons for $220.

Purchase of each lesson includes:
• unlimited use of the video lesson
• personal email critiques from brush painter Bob Schmitt
• a downloadable pdf handout including support materials and models for this lesson

To make payment for Bob’s distance learning videos, email critiques and PDF models, click on Pay Here button at top of page or below.

Building Brush Skills

Lesson 1: Loading a Brush

• variations in loading a brush

• applying those skills

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click here to download pdf for Fall 2020 Lesson 1

Lesson 2: Finding Structure

• finding the structure

• building the bones of a composition

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Lesson 3: Building Layers

• building layers of ink

• applying ink accumulation

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Please note there is no pdf handout with this particular lesson.

Lesson 4: Painting Mists

• learning to paint mists

• variations in painting mists

• completion of demonstration painting “a hope for peace”

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click here to download pdf for Fall 2020 Lesson 4

Lesson 5: Painting Dots

• use of dots

• variations in painting dots

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click here to download pdf for Fall 2020 Lesson 5

Lesson 7: Painting Snow

Painting snow

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Lesson 8: Painting Pointsetia

Painting pointsetia

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Lesson 8: painting waves This lesson explores painting waves of water around two rocks. Deep in the video Bob talks about how to motivate yourself to paint. (posted May 12, 2020) Link to download pdf of model for this lesson

Lesson 7: mountain with waterfalls This lesson creates a complete landscape with mountains and waterfalls. Includes 3 sets of mountains, 3 waterfalls. (posted May 6, 2020) Link to download pdf of model for this lesson

Lesson 9: twin falls vignette This lesson explores painting waves of water around two rocks. Deep in the video Bob talks about how to motivate yourself to paint. (posted May 12, 2020) Link to download pdf of model for this lesson

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