Friday, July 4, 2014

Practicing Chinese brush painting w Chinese Ink sketches by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia

Horse sketch drawn and painted by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia using Chinese brushes [which are quite different from English brushes ] and Chinese ink made by grinding ink stick on stone . I created the Chinese characters from the reference book page that is also included,  since the reference book said authentic Chinese techniques include a poem, or words of praise for whatever is in the painting. I could only create the characters that I had in the reference book.  This is my first attempt to draw and sketch a horse using techniques totally unfamiliar to me, but I have drawn and painted horse about 12-13 times now since 1991.  If you enlarge the photo you will see that I wrote in the English meaning of the Chinese characters. I am a U S citizen born in state of Georgia, but I studied the Southern Baptist missionaries' lives who went to China in the early 19th century, as part of a program to educate young girls in the gospel.  So, my fascination with the Chinese and my dream to someday visit China have been with me since about my age of seven. See other sketches below. I drew and painted this yesterday after finding a Chinese brush painting illustration book on sale. I had some of the supplies for that method but didn't know how to use them. I test various art techniques intermittently.

I , Gloria Poole, drew and painted this sketch of a Chrysanthemum using Chinese brushes , and Chinese ink and Chinese watercolors. It is not anywhere near the style of Chinese art, which is very exotic looking but it's a start in learning new techniques. A chrysanthemum in a painting means good wishes. 

Chinese characters painted into  Japanese style flowers  as seen from Metropolitan Museum tweet [@MetMusem] ; and I  [Gloria Poole] tried to replicate it  and added in the characters to make it unique to me. I drew and painted this earlier this year .

The Chinese characters in reference book for art making that I used to create the Chinese characters in the above sketches. 

Chinese tour guide sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia, yr 2013 I think; on paper .

"Mandarin Orange Lady" Chinese Lady ethnic oil painting by Gloria Poole of Missouri [me] but I painted this in year 2007 when I lived in Denver CO, zip code 80203. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009;  and I removed Pappas name from my name by order of Arapahoe County District Court Judge at time of final decree of second divorce in Oct 2007. I re-photographed this in Missouri and have the original, and this is as it looks sitting propped up on dining room chair. 

I,  [Gloria Poole] , drew this sketch of Mandarin Orange Lady so named because of  clothing of authentic person I saw in news but I changed/ adapted the face to not make exact image of living, private person. Of course the word Mandarin refers to a Chinese language [and a duck too] . This was the preliminary sketch for the oil painting above. When I painted it in oils, I changed it quite a bit. 

"Chinese Premier Win Jiebao"  sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri as I [ Gloria Poole ]  saw him in the BBC news in yr 2009.  This partially done sketch is in acrylic and ink.

Also, I put my July 4th sketch I created on my blog

For the record: I am a white, single again [divorced twice] Southern Baptist woman, and the natural , biological mother of two grown daughters who are Jennifer and Leigh, and a prolife blogger/activist., personhood amendment promoter, poet, author, artist in all mediums, and Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri. I , Gloria Poole, was born in the state of Georgia and am a US citizen by birth.

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