The China Painter Instruction Book
Publisher: Thayer & Chandler 1914
Number of pages: 70
Throughout this work we devote special chapters to the various features of china painting such as lining, mixing of colors, etc., and with this lesson we feel that the beginner has a fair start; she will soon learn what the different combinations of colors will produce.
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