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Painting China for Pleasure and Profit
by by Ruth Little

Hardback, 1963, 290pages, good condition

"This book is a fantastic references for China painters. It is a hardcover book with dustjacket by Ruth Little. The book is 291 pages and is illustrated with lots of lovely color and black and white illustrations. It's almost like owning a whole bunch of studies, but better, because the instructions go into a lot of detail and cover general topics as well as specific design issues.

Chapters in the book include:
preparing colors and the palette
brush strokes
making a color chart
design modification
raised paste
matt colors
wild roses
small roses
pine cones
petits motifs
dinner sets
antique china
point system
painting on stencil paper
how to mend china
hydrofluoric acid
how to start a class
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letter to the husband of a china <P>painter</P>
firing chart

The author is knowledgeable and her book is lovely. Her painting style is typical of what you'd see on antique china; it's very pretty. Her instructions are clear and easy to read, although the book is not as good as having lessons from a teacher in person would be. I think the book is best used as a supplement to actual classes with a teacher. However, if you want to learn the art of china painting and you don't have access to a teacher, this book is a good choice. "

I have many books on sale, please check my listings or search aabooks with your keyword. I am happy to combine and save postage for you.

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