"Chinese landscape painting is a journey. It allows one's mind to reach tranquility. As a young artist, painting landscapes was my first love. It was my dream world."
An instructional book, travel journal, and painting album all in one, Ning Yeh's epic Landscape Lessons Book 1 is an artist's record of countless dream journeys throughout scenic China spanning close to 40 years.
The first of two volumes, Book 1 contains a comprehensive introduction to landscape painting fundamentals and step-by-step instructions for 14 exquisite horizontal landscape compositions. Book 2 will follow with a series of vertical compositions.
For artists, students, and teachers, each lesson is broken down in stages with diagrams, sequential paintings, and annotations describing brushes, colors, stroke order and execution. Each lesson highlights an essential landscape feature such as waterfalls, mountains, reflections, structures, snow scene, trees and foliage, gardens, sunrise and sunset, among others.
For art lovers, explorers, and dreamers, Landscape Lessons presents majestic panoramas and captivating scenes accompanied by vivid stories and descriptions of the geography, culture, and unique features of each destination.
Indeed, Landscape Lessons is a lifetime journey of heart, mind, spirit, and brush through the artist's motherland. "With music playing, I danced with my brush, allowing the mist to unveil herself. There, I was the great explorer, discovering mountains beyond mountains."