Chinese Brush Paintings: The Creative Works of Sheila Hsu




The Fine Line Style, or Gong Bi, is very detailed. In this style, a drawing of a painting is made with a very fine outline using a tiny brush. Then color is applied and washed, showing variations in value and saturation.

Generally, many layers of color are used. The result is often a painting of brilliant colors with many gradations.

Because of the detailed work involved, it takes many, many hours to complete. Gong Bi means "labored brush" which explains it. These types of paintings are very beautiful.

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