www.joanlok.com. The material one is about sumi-e brushes: difference between flat and rounds, soft and hard hair, and the materials used. Do you know that wolf hair brush is not made of wolf hair?
Another article is on how to make different shades of grey in a consistent way of adding water to sumi-e ink, and how the amount of ink and the speed of the brush also affect the appearance of ink marks.
About the title - I was
conducting black ink only painting workshops when my students proclaimed that I taught them how
to prepare “Fifty Shades of Grey”. They
suggested the title of the article, so here it is. Now you know. - Joan Lok.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I just updated the galleries in my website with tons of new artwork. Please check them out at www.joanlok.com Enjoy.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
It's Friday and Sunday is the day! Besides the show, I will have 10 more unframed work, notecards and art albums at the reception. It should be a lot of fun. My friends asked why I am so "on and off" in Blogger and Facebook. Well, I work fulltime so a week is actually just the weekend for my art-related activities. Besides updating the website, blog and facebook, I also want to paint. And when I paint, I forgot about all the other things (sometimes including eat and sleep.) I have been working on a couple of lotus paintings in the last few weeks. But here I am. Remember to come to the reception. Weather should be nice athough a bit colder than before.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I am hanging a solo show at Ranazul Tapas-Wine-Bistro in Maple Lawn, Maryland this morning. It should be ready for viewing by lunch time. The show will run from today through November 3, 2012. Champagne reception on Sunday, Oct 14 from 4 - 5 pm. Come and have fun.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
This is the first time I am on Blogger. I am changing the design of my website, www.radiantbrush.com, and www.joanlok.com. I will have a blog link to this on the new design. Of course, I have to set one up first. Here is my first entry. Keeping the fingers crossed that it will work. Wish me luck.