• How to paint with Acrylic Funky sakura flowers in a VASE

    Beginners learn to paint full acrylic art lesson with a watercolor style of flowers in a vase. Community Vote winner.

    The Four Gentlemen refers to four subjects that most painting students learn first because they include all of the basic strokes. They also represent the four seasons: • Bamboo – Summer - symbol of endurance and flexibility • Chrysanthemum - Fall - symbol of strength and perseverance • Plum the first flower to break winter’s hold- Winter - symbol of the joy of renewal and the promise of life. • Orchid - Spring - symbol of the bright promise of beauty.

    Traditionally your materials would be the Four Treasures - 

    THE FOUR TREASURES (East Asian Painting Tools) The tools which are essential are called the Four Treasures. These are the ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper.

    Your 4 Treasures are -the paint- the Brush - the Canvas and You  

    SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.

    You must be the Stroke 

    Below are a list of materials. The links go through our Amazon Affiliate program, and you support The Art Sherpa when using them. These are link to make thing easy and convenient.

    *** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

    Quinacridone Magenta 
    Mars Black
    Titanium White 

    11 x14 Canvas board


    Peel Pallet
    Paper peel 

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