While looking for a background picture for my Google+ profile I came across a slick picture of a bird:
The blog that was hosting the image led to me the artist J.D. Chou. I also learned that J.D. Chou founded “Tao Painting” in 1972. Before that there wasn’t a formally defined Taoist Painting style. Instead there were old school Chinese style paintings with Daoist themes (immortals, scholars and the like). I have
wanted to start been secretly doing artistic grass script style Chinese calligraphy for a long time. Seeing his style inspired me to kick things up a notch and finally get a calligraphy set (instead of using pencil and paper).
If you’d like to read more about him and his style, check out the website taopaintingcenter.com. Here’s a video about him and his style: