Latest Book – That’s Just What I Needed Today!
In That’s Just What I Needed Today: Quotes from the world’s most inspirational thinkers, artist and lecturer Nan Rae shares her favorite inspirational quotes, collected over many years. Paired with her award winning brush paintings, and bound in a unique and sumptuous Japanese style book binding, this is the next volume, after What If… we have the power to change our lives, in Nan’s series of inspirational books.
Artist Nan Rae shares a lifetime of personal learning in her latest book “What If… we have the power to change our lives”.
Nan Rae’s unique approach to Chinese brush painting combines the grace of the Literati style with an impressionist approach to color. In Part 1, “Preparing for Your Journey,” Rae discusses the creative roots and various styles of Chinese brush painting, as well as the materials, techniques, and state of mind needed when approaching this intuitive painting style. In Part 2, a series of step-by-step worksheets demonstrates how to paint “Enchanting Flowers” (iris, wisteria, magnolia, and others) as well as “Captivating Creatures” (panda, bird, crane, dragonfly, and more). Finally, “Finishing Touches” shows how to mount a completed painting and add traditional Chinese seals.