1、 The color of traditional Chinese painting is based on the original color of objects, regardless of the influence and change of light. Although sometimes there are strong, light, dry and wet colors, the intention is not to reflect the light sense of the object, but to avoid the overall inflexibility, in order to get a lot of changes in the color itself and produce a lively charm. Therefore, the use of color in Chinese painting is relatively simple, with the characteristics of fresh and bright.
2、 I like to use the primary colors of contrast. Chinese people are used to taking red, yellow, blue, white and black as the "five primary colors", in which black and white are the main colors, and the contrast between "black and white" is fierce. The great green landscapes of Tang and Song dynasties are painted with large areas of stone green and stone green. They are outlined with mud and gold, painted with sky and water, piled with white powder in the mountains, painted with cinnabar in autumn, and dotted with clumps of red maple, green mountains, white clouds and mangroves, forming a fierce contrast. They are magnificent, dazzling, and very infectious.
3、 The color design of traditional Chinese painting often has the subjective color of the painter, and even abandons the color of the object itself. For example, bamboo is originally green, but the traditional black bamboo is black. Su Dongpo even painted bamboo with cinnabar, which is called Zhu Zhu. When people appreciate his bamboo, they only think that his bamboo is free and easy and has great artistic charm. Who cares whether its color is black or red? This kind of color design is the pouring out of the painter's love and has a strong appeal.
4、 Water and sky are not colored in general, which is reflected by the blank of paper. The ancients said that "taking plain as cloud and borrowing land as snow" is the embodiment of this method. Although we don't draw clouds and water, it can reflect the existence of clouds and water.