All about working with rice paper and Chinese ink

concord art association barbara bornet stumph

Last week at our general member meeting, guest artist Barbara Stumph shared loads of great tips and product recommendations for the art of Chinese brush painting on rice paper, and she also showed us lots of beautiful samples. If you missed the meeting, you can click here to download a PDF of her talking points.

chinese brush painting barbara bornet stumph

Barbara opened the meeting with a very sweet "blessings" song. She is both knowledgeable and passionate about the traditions and techniques of Chinese art.

She demonstrated brush techniques for painting Chinese numbers and we all went home with a lovely packet of rice paper samples, both plain and painted.

After her talk and demo, members spent time painting on rocks and exploring the treasured books and paintings she brought.

Kim Lawson tries her hand at rock painting with a Chinese brush and inks

Many thanks to Barbara for sharing her wit and wisdom with us! Be sure to come to the April meeting when we'll learn more about painting on handmade soap with mica flakes. Our general meetings at the Concord Library are always free and open to the public - come be inspired!