Watercolour painting of a man practising chinese Calligraphy on the Pavement

Chinese Man painting Calligraphy on Pavement

216 x 280mm | Watercolour

Chinese Pavement Calligraphy

On the occassion of my visit to the city of Changsha, China, I came across this unusual art form. It was at the University where this Chinese man was painting with a large large brush using WATER for his medium on the pavement! As he practised his calligraphy you could see the artwork fade away as it dries. Although it did seem like an early morning meditation for him. Don’t you love the little red bucket and the cool shoes. Makes me think of the little beach buckets which are used to make sand castles, only to be destroyed by the waves.

Some years back I attempted some chinese calligraphy. Uploaded them here.

A Bible verse of Amos 3:3 which says "Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?" written in chinese calligraphy and next to it a painting of some bamboo.
Calligraphy Brush & Ink with Watercolour on rice paper

A Bible verse of Matthew 11:30 which says "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." written in chinese calligraphy and next to it a painting of some bamboo.
Calligraphy Brush & Ink and Watercolour on rice paper

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Ah, remember this photo from your collection. That was a good idea to paint such a unique artist ! Why are we all so concerned about making things to last? There is such beauty in the process ! Well done, you have rendered him well 🙂

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