About Chinese Paintings
The precise brushstrokes define the elements of the Chinese landscape, with each stroke carefully placed to represent a mountain, river, or cloud. Considered the highest form of art in classic and modern Chinese painting, landscape paintings include classically painted watercolors and ink washes or modern treatments of subjects. The two main techniques seen in antique Chinese paintings are the Gongbi and Shuimo styles. Gongbi entails the meticulous, brightly colored brushstrokes that portray the narrative and figural images. Shuimo uses an ink or watercolor wash to form softly tinted or monochromatic landscapes. Art collectors who specialize in Chinese paintings search on eBay for a wide variety of antique, vintage, and new paintings. The carefully documented history of antique pieces and the sharp images provide the details needed for the collector to make an informed decision in purchasing a Chinese painting. Many sellers provide framed Chinese paintings, ready to hang as soon as they arrive. The convenient shipping options make it easy to have the painting safely delivered to the buyer's doorstep.