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The Coconut Seller

The Coconut Seller

Chinese ink on rice paper

26.9 x 38.1 cm

early 50s

Private collection

 

Most people think that it is difficult to use Chinese ink and brush to paint what you see. This is basically a matter of skillful application of ink and water with the Chinese brush. I would like to elaborate it further with a painting that was done in the early 1950's. It is 'the coconut seller' that I had painted in Thailand.

It is important that the painting has clear separation of colors:

(1) white, with no trace of ink,

(2) grey, light ink,

(3) black, thick ink,

(4) on the wet ink, add 'dry brush' strokes, it will show clearly the individual coconuts

(5) on the still wet 'grey ink', be bold to draw the outlines and finally use thick black ink for the necessary parts. In this way, the white will be outstanding, grey is clear and black subdue.

Huang Yao, Moyuan Suibi, 1982

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