page 4 on quality

In the upper part on the left side we see, how the master creates with one skilful stroke the growing brunch, reaching up high, but still with all the fragility of the freshly grown.

One single stroke with a light ink is doing the job! When the brush stroke slows down it forms darker parts suggesting knots and harsher wood.

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Lower down the fresh brunches join the old trunk painted in only two strokes with a different, bigger brush, first left, then right; moved that some wrinkles are created by making the brush stop and go on. Even the white established between the splitting hairs of the brush was calculated in.

The result is the impression of the stubborn strength of old grown wood.                                                                                      .....continue