'Bones of the Land' Masterclass Day 2 : Gesso

Ink vs Gesso
It was really interesting to see the qualities of Chinese ink on paper against Gesso with board.  Sanding, scratching - almost carving into the board with gesso and then applying ink liberally before wiping off with lots of clean rags to reveal the collection of Ash trees I focused on from some initial quick doodles done outside.  Kate was really interesting and we got an insight into how Chinese artists work using confident, controlled use of the brush and ink. The handles of the brushes were lovely.


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