Falcon and Pine
In this 42-page lesson manual you will learn how to paint falcon and pine with Japanese ink and a touch of colour. In Japanese art the theme of falcon and pine represents the season of winter and symbolise strength, courage and longevity.
The lesson is divided in three parts with simple steps and instructions for you to follow and create your own beautiful paintings. It includes notes on falcons in Japanese art history, as well as short meditation on the nature of feathers, pine, and falcons, to enhance your contemplative mode as you practice.
In the introductory part you will find details on tools and materials used in this art form. You can source these from a recommended suppliers list included at the end of the manual.
In the first part you will learn a step by step how to paint feathers and a standing falcon. The second part is dedicated to practice painting branches and pine needles to use in a composition of a falcon standing on a pine branch. And in the third part of the lesson, you will learn further detailed study of the head and claws of the bird and practice painting a falcon in flight.
As part of the bonus material in this lesson, you will find additional compositions to practice your brush strokes skills.
Using shades of ink and layers of washes, you are invited to enjoy exploring the beauty of painting this magnificent bird, together with a deeper understanding of its healing qualities and significance in Japanese art history.
NOTE: This is a working booklet style manual lesson. It is presented as a PDF file and is designed so that you can download, print and bind it as a working booklet to work with.
Lessons included in this manual
- Your workspace
- Tools and materials
- Check list
Part I - Standing flacon
- Falcons in Japanese art
- painting feathers
- How to paint a falcon
- Soul meditation - Feathers
- Standing falcon - Three compositions to practice
Part II - Falcon and pine
- Pine in Japanese art
- How to paint a branch
- Four ways to paint pine needles
- Soul meditation - Pine
- Falcon and Pine - Composition
Part III - Flying falcon and pine
- Painting falcon’s head and claws
- How to paint a falcon in flight
- Flying falcon - Two compositions to practice
- Soul meditation- Falcon
- Flying falcon and pine - Composition
- Painting a pine tree - Notes and Composition
- Falcon and pine paintings by 18th C. Japanese ink masters
- Recommended sources for tools and materials
This is a working booklet style manual lesson. It is presented as a PDF file and is designed so that you can download, print and bind it as a working booklet to work with.