Rocks and Roots 1


Size:  9” x 12”
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.

I felt quite a bit of movement when I saw this place.  The roots were almost strangling the rocks and I painted the patterns of the curving lines crisscrossing the scene.