Approaching pond/ink and color painting
Jing Hao tong of the Five Dynasties talked to someone: “Wu Dao zi drew landscapes painting with pen without ink, Shang Lon, who has ink but no pen, I should take both their merits and make my own style”.
From my humble point of view, Jing Hao pointed out Wu Dao zi “pen without ink” and it seemed to mean Wu Dao-zi is specialized in drawing characters’ line and has earned the beauty of the so-called “Wu’s cloth band as the wind” but lack of the charm of using ink. As for saying Shang Lon “ink without pen”, we can only see his feature of splash ink spreading whole paper but lack of the interest of using pen. According to the Jing Hao’s intention that it is better to get them both.
Which I believe it is the best way to be considered.@