The Art of Name Painting

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Linda Chun Yan Wang, 2004 - Art - 74 pages
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The fascinating art of Name Painting is a recent introduction to the United States. In New York City, where many Name Painters now work, the practice of this art dates back less than 10 years. But in China, where this activity originated, its history is thousands of years old. Although it developed from Chinese calligraphy, Name Painting has completely evolved and now stands alone as a form of art. The colors, the images, the constantly changing nature of Name Painting, and its emphasis on unique expression make it unlike any other kind of artistic creation. If you have ever seen someone name painting, you will always remember the experience. Both children and adults are mesmerized watching the quick, fluid movements of Name Painters painting a person s name with colorful figures and objects, using water-based paints. People of all ages are thrilled to receive a banner with the letters of their name hand painted in a style of this art form. Now everyone can learn how to Name Paint with this book, How to Name Paint, and the kit of supplies from NPA Party Productions. Whether you are a child or an adult, you ll be surprised at how easy and enjoyable Name Painting is. It may become your favorite hobby! This book will help both beginners and more advanced individuals develop and perfect their Name Painting skills. The kit has all the tools you need to make impressive, personalized works of art. Name Paintings have many uses. Give them as gifts to family and friends. Hand them out at parties and special events as party favors and souvenirs. Besides people s names, you can name paint words and sayings. You can also decorate walls with this attractive, vibrant art form. Do you need a sign or want to display a company s name? Try name painting it. Name Paintings will be popular, appreciated, and attract attention, however, you use them. Think up new purposes for this traditional art. Whatever you create, it s sure to be a hit. Although there are wonderful examples of Name Painting art on the pages of this book, you should use this book as a guide to develop your own style of Name Painting. Don t just copy the designs inside. Let your creativity roam free. In Name Painting, your artistic goal should be to express yourself and create works that are uniquely yours.

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Linda Chun Yan Wang is the author and the publisher of the Name Painting Kit. She born into a family of artists, Linda Chun Yan Wang grew up in Nanjing, China, an ancient historical city with a flourishing art tradition.For more than seven years, Linda has been selling and demonstrating her Name Painting art in New York City and across the nation. Her expertise has received great praise at corporate events, parties, and all types of occasions. Her art and her demonstrations are in demand. Her website ( has many examples of her creations.

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