Title: The Art of Name Painting
Pages: 76 pages
Format: Soft cover
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Author: Linda Chun Yan Wang
Publisher: Linda Chun Yan Wang
In The Art of Name Painting each letter of the alphabet is painted in five different styles. Now everyone can learn how to name paint with the first ever books about Name Painting.
With The Art of Name Painting from Linda, you will be amazed at how soon you can create beautiful, personalized gifts for friends and families.
Name Painting is a fun hobby for both children and adults. This book will help both beginners and more advanced individuals perfect their skills.
Name Painting is an art form that originated in China. This kind of folk art dates back more than 2,000 years.
Traditionally, Name Painting was used to represent Chinese characters in a person’s name when a gift was needed for special events. The most popular images in the past for depicting Chinese characters included flowers, birds, dragons, phoenixes, sunsets, mountains, fish, and bamboo.
Today, the art form has advanced, especially in New York City, where there are many Name Painting artists.
Their dedication to this craft has led to many more designs, better details, and brighter colors. The colorfulness, the images, the constantly changing nature of Name Painting, and its emphasis on unique expression make it unlike any other kind of artistic creation.
Linda Chun Yan Wang is the author and the publisher of the Name Painting Kit. She born into a family of artists.
Linda Chun Yan Wang grew up in Nanjing, China, an ancient historical city with a flourishing art tradition.
For more than seven years, Linda has been selling and demonstrating her Name Painting art in New York City and across the nation. Her expertise has received great praise at corporate events, parties, and all types of occasions. Her art and her demonstrations are in demand.
Her website (www.namepaintingart.com) has many examples of her creations.
When you look at Chinese characters you can see how a calligraphized art form would spring forth. There have been some who see stories in the characters themselves, such as a creation story.
This book merges this art form with the Roman alphabet. In this art form one uses images in flowing motion to create the letters to names and words.
Take my name, I can recreate my name with dolphins (aquamarine and tangerine, of course) so I can artistically promote my favorite football team. Other styles include butterflies, bamboo, hearts, flowers, lighthouses, sailboats, sunsets, and dragons (just to name a few).
Mix and match for added effect, such as my dolphin example where I can join my dolphins with sunsets, footballs, and whatever else I might want to add.
The book takes the reader through an introduction to the art, a listing of tools and materials, a primer on technique, and a section on brush strokes.
Different letter styles are also explored. Finally, step-by-step instructions to create various letters are explore from A to Z.
The alphabet and styles are not exhaustive but merely to offer examples. For more examples and a broader representation of alphabet styles see Ms. Wang's The Art of Name Painting. This book focuses on learning the art.
--bookideas.com Reviewed by John L. Hoh, Jr. Name painting is an ancient Chinese art.
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