As we known, there are several primary colors used in almost all traditional Chinese painting works. Black is a must; brown, dark blue or dark green might be the second choice. Of course, the bright colors such as red, yellow and pink are used offer in flower and bird painting. But the major impression of traditional Chinese paintings’ color is dark and lackluster.
I have been using the primary colors to paint for more than 40 years. Although sometimes I painted figure or animal painting with more colors, I never thought there was a necessary to change until one day I saw a western painting work.
Art is an endless journey of improvement and lifelong learning. I am very happy to try brighter and more gorgeous colors in my future works.