Peony-Chinese Brush painting
Several years ago I became interested in Chinese Brush painting. It looked easy....haha!...just load your brush with a light colour, medium colour and finally the tip with a dark colour and make a single stroke for a petal.
I practised and practised for ever and found that the paint had to be just the right consistency....just the right amount of water. After throwing away hundreds of attempts... apparently the answer is to paint quickly, discard the ugly stuff and keep any thing reasonable, I finally came up with one I liked......the only one! Needless to say it is framed and on my wall.
You need good Chinese brushes and paper. I used Winsor Newton paints because I found that the Chinese paints faded after a while.