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Karen LeGault: Four Treasures of Asian Brush Painting


Dates: September 6, 7 + 8, 2019 / 3 days / 10:00-4:00 each day

Location: Studio Space #29, 940 Tyler Street, Benicia, CA 94510

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush that substantially aid in the progress of the developing student. Together they are known as the “Four Treasures.”

Representing the four seasons and classes of plants, in each of four lessons we will learn how to get control of the various brush strokes that go into that particular subject. These brush strokes can be applied to many other subjects, plant, animal or landscape, giving a brush painter a sense of freedom to explore on their own.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced.

Plum Blossom - flowering trees
The stark naked beauty of winter branches that are bursting with new life, symbolize hope and potential.

Orchid - Grasses and bulbs.
New Growth, love, beauty, and graceful elegance are implied.

Bamboo principles are used in upright growing plants and trees.
Flourishing, abundance, growth, vigor and the symbol of the scholar.

Chrysanthemum - Ligneous broad-leafed plants with simple-petal flowers. Community, enduring friendships and graciousness in age are suggested.


We start with introduction to principles, warm up brush stroke exercises and then begin to actually create topic image step by step in black ink. If there is enough time color is also applied. If there is still time then we may attempt some variations

Materials Fee: $5.00, paid to instructor first day of class

All materials provided by Instructor

About the Instructor:

Karen LeGault, fine art painter since 1967, painting professionally since 1993, is joyfully committed to visual poetry, light, transformation and healing, through her paintings that bring energy and serenity into the world.  Her lush, distilled compositions express beauty, fragrance, rhythm and form in a magical palette where spirit is reflected through matter.

Homeowners, art collectors, garden appreciators, nature lovers, healers, interior designers and architects who appreciate contemporary fine art with an ancient root that energizes, calms and inspires, turn to her to collect and commission original paintings that contribute to peaceful, welcoming and harmonious environments.
Over thirty years of spiritual practices and study, including Tai Chi, meditation, feng shui and clairvoyance along with a life time of painting contribute to a rare sensibility, energetic while serene, delicate yet powerful.

She applies her extensive artistic skill, mastery and sensitivity to compose and balance color, shape, form and depth that engages all the senses, offering gorgeous paintings, commissions or prints that define the spaces you live, work and breathe in with vibrant color and life. Ultimately Karen enjoys working with you to provide and create paintings that make your walls and heart sing and dance.

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