Calligraphy Couplets

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.

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Couplet for Encouragement

This lesson introduces a 4-character couplet for encouragement in traditional Li style Chinese calligraphy: the rope rubbing against the wood will break the wood, the water dripping on the rock will penetrate the rock (posted April 6, 2020)

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Birthday Couplet

This lesson begins with the writing of a 4-character couplet for a birthday. The text wishes that recipient’s fortune be like that of the Eastern Ocean and one’s longevity like that of the Southern Mountains. A more expressive version of Li style script. This couplet is often presented to those who may be older than you. (posted April 2, 2020)

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Accumulate Less, Become More

This lesson demonstrates the creation of a 4 character couplet in both traditional Li script and in artistic Li. (posted May 26, 2020)

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Calligraphy for the Holidays:

Calligraphy for the holidays:

• Thanksgiving

• Christmas

• Light

• New Years

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