Lin Shu Niu's slow paced artworks
Chinese paintings are usually categorized into two: fine brushwork or abstract. The abstract style is more of a free style outline of things, while the other style is more serious, focusing on detailed lines, shape and spirit. Various techniques including filling in the color are the traditional ways, which is of a more glorious presentation. In the past, during the Sung dynasty, it was taken seriously.Two variations of fine-brushwork Chinese painting are the border and non border styles. The beautiful quail and mist in the mountains and water are all Lin Shu Niu's works.The style without border is done with an outline, then using Juen fabric to dab the color on. It is then finished with silk thread touch up and the artist's signature with maybe a dedication phrase.