Chinese Painting Theory

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 Chinese Painting Theory series of 10 lessons for $200.

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

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The Three Distances

Lesson 1: Introduction to Chinese Painting Theory:

• how to look at any Chinese landscape painting to decipher its structure

• Chinese painting theory: the three distances

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Lesson 2: The Three Distances: Distance in Height

• find the 3 distances in any Chinese landscape
• landscape for distance in height

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Lesson 3: The Three Distances: Distance in Depth

• find the 3 distances in any Chinese landscape
• landscape for distance in depth

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Lesson 4: The Three Distances: Distance in Same Level

• find the 3 distances in any Chinese landscape
• landscape for distance in same level

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The Six Methods

Lesson : The Six Methods 1, 2, 3

• introducing the Six Methods of Chinese painting theory
• calligraphy for methods 1, 2, 3

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Lesson 6: Lesson : The Six Methods 4, 5, 6

• completing the Six Methods of Chinese painting theory
• calligraphy for methods 4, 5, 6

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The Eight Relationships

Lesson 7: The Eight Relationships: 1, 2

• Chinese painting theory: the 8 relationships
• relationships 1, 2: host/guest, void/solid

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Lesson 8: The Eight Relationships: 3, 4

• Chinese painting theory: the 8 relationships
• relationships 3, 4: spacey/density, gathered/scattered

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Lesson 9: The Eight Relationships: 5, 6

• Chinese painting theory: the 8 relationships
• relationships 5, 6: open/closed, dark/light

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Lesson 10: The Eight Relationships: 7, 8

• Chinese painting theory: the 8 relationships
• relationships 7, 8: dry/wet, black/white

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