Bonsai Cypress 1


Size:  12” x 9”
Sumi Ink Painting on Rice Paper – Framed

These sumi inks on rice paper were painted on location. The ink is brushed on with bamboo brushes. The grayed tones are ink diluted with water. It takes a great deal of skill and concentration as the washes and brush strokes take precision and control but the most successful ones will have running and blurring effects. I love to compose with what I see and feel the linear quality going through my eye, brain to my hand.

These are images I saw on a hike around Lack Waccamaw. These are small cypress trees and knees. I love their variety and sculptural and bonsai quality. Perhaps the artist eye brings them to your notice.