Tree Branches


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.

Textured bark and complex projections of branches place this tree above the pine needles on the ground. Can you smell it? I want you to breathe the air and enjoy the memory of these quiet places as healing for your spirit in our noisy world.