Chinese & Art Classroom

Learn Xieyi Painting

Chinese Xieyi Painting, also known as Freehand Brushwork, is one of the most important aspects of Chinese painting. It involves using Chinese brushes, ink, colors and water to paint on Chinese rice paper or thin silk or something else.

Here, the term "Xie" means "to write", while "Yi" refers to "meaning, thought, or idea". Xieyi signifies the act of expressing one's ideas or thoughts through artistic creation. Therefore, in Chinese Xieyi Painting, it is not necessary for the shape or form of the object to be exactly identical to reality. However, if your duck does not same as a goose, that should be acceptable.

Usually, there are Small Xieyi Paintings and Big Xieyi Paintings. The degree of freedom in a Small Xieyi Painting is less than that in a Big Xieyi Painting. So it's better for beginners to start learning Chinese Xieyi Painting with Xiao Xieyi Paintings.

Based on this idea, I am preparing some Xiao Xieyi Paintings in smaller sizes and titling them "Drafts for Beginners." I hope they will be helpful for you to learn Chinese Xieyi Paintings.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at info@ebridge. You are welcome.

Sincerely, thank you.

Shirley Yiping Zhang 

March, 2024

Sydney, Australia 

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