Those who practice Chinese brush-painting are very familiar with the blooms of the lotus, peony, and plum blossom. These flowers are common in instructional brush painting books because of their special symbolism in Chinese culture. In Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers, artists will have the opportunity to explore a more diverse range of blooms with the expert guidance of award-winning artist and instructor Joan Lok. Starting with the basics of materials, brushwork, and the five Chinese brush-painting methods, then moving into paint consistency, creating blends of color, and understanding flower anatomy, Lok will guide and inspire the artist to paint any flower in the garden with skill and confidence. Thirty six projects include: nnnnSunflowernDay LilynRosenMorning GlorynStargazer Lily, and many othersnnEach flower includes specific technical emphasis, a suggested palette of colors, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers is a down-to-earth and accessible teaching guide for all levels of artist, from beginner up. More than 250 full-color illustrations throughout.