Great service and great inventory. My package arrived within a few days of placing the order and all was intact. Very positive experience and I will definitely order from MisterArt.com again!

Sheila Pheonix, AZ

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Chinese Painting

Painting in China is a tradition that spans over 2000 years, and the tenets of the practice are quite different, historically, than those of Western art. Whereas European traditions have primarily strived to depict space and form as they are perceived by the eye, that is, to depict reality, Chinese painting does not seek to recreate life precisely. Instead there is a focus on quality of line produced by the rich black ink, an escape from reality, and a mystical vision of nature. In the Chinese painting style, artists work with ink stones, ink blocks, water, and a bamboo brush. After grinding the ink in the stone, a black pool of pigment forms, and is applied to silk or paper. The finished painting is then embossed with the painter's carved seal. The highly ritualized method has not changed for centuries, and the same technique for writing is used. The driving forces behind Chinese painting are varied. Religious paintings have been informed by Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Chinese landscape paintings often explore the vast beauty of the country and depict the harmony between man and nature. Mountains, streams and pavilions stretch across the simple compositions, and often include a lone figure communing with the surroundings.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $19.49

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

by North Light

A clear & easy guide to successful oil painting

Up to 48% Off

Up to 45% Off

Monet Pro Stretched Cotton Canvas Golden Rectangle

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

Create a Golden Masterpiece with the Golden Rectangle

Up to 55% Off

Drawing Pad Cream

by Arches

Perfect for artists on the go

From $13.59

Painting Gourds

by Schiffer Publishing

10 fun painting projects for gourd artists & woodcarvers.

Up to 53% Off

Expert Acrylic Tubes

by Amsterdam

Amsterdam All Acrylic Expert Paint
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jul 29)
 

Gold Leaf Kit

by Mona Lisa

Ideal for beginners

  Gold Leaf Kit

 
List: $13.59
 
Non-Member: $9.51
30% OFF
 
VIP Member: $7.47
45% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

Best Product Ever! Almost seems to last for ever!The other stuff I bought was a waste of time!
- Victor in Albany N.Y.
I love these! I've been using them by the dozen as journals. I write in black fountain pen, and there's no bleed-through of the ink from one side of the page to the other, and the paper has no trouble with any of the adhesives I've used (tape, Zots, glue) to attach photos and such. Covers are a great weight, and the wire binding seems like it's made for the Ages. I can't draw a stick figure, so I haven't actually used the books for their intended purpose (i.e. sketching), but the paper has a great feel, and, if it'll stand up to liquid ink on both sides, it should work like a dream with other media. I actually joined Mr. Art as a VIP because I was buying so many of these. There aren't too many products anywhere of which I'm this fond.
- Mark G. in Pasadena, CA
I work as a free-lance architect/Designer.I discovered KISS OFF some 30(OR MORE?)years ago.And as an artist I have thousands of opportunities to get very pertinent color or other stains.But KISS OFF was always there to help.Quickly and simply stains are gone,forever.For me,KISS OFF is the best.In all these years I never looked for another.Try it!
- Mirko J.Stojnic in Palic Lake,Serbia,Europe

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...