Friday, January 4, 2008
Today I spent some time in an art gallery. There were oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, aqua tint and gouache paintings, it's quite impressive. I was fascinated by all the different materials that artists used to paint on. They painted oil paintings on paper, linen, panel, silk, hardboard, copper, Masonite, ivory and, of course, canvas.
This is a bit different from Chinese paintings which are painted on various types of paper and silk. It would be interesting to find out why there is such a difference in materials between the two cultures.
I put this rose painting on today. Can you tell the paper is as thin as a cicada's wing?